Transmitter and Receiver

This is my first book of poems, Transmitter and Receiver, (Nightwood Editions, 2015) It won the Dorothy Livesay Award and the Debut-litzer Prize in 2016 and was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award and the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry.

You can order it directly from the publisher here. If you are in Vancouver, I recommend looking for it at Massy Books, The Paper Hound, or Pulpfiction books. If you’re in the US, I recommend Bookshop to support independent book stores.

You can sample a few poems here.

Here is a nice thing poet Nick Thran said about it:

“What I receive from these transmissions is a convincing sweetness, a weird wisdom. This book reminds me of David Berman’s Actual Air, but it’s warmer. Raoul Fernandes writes like a night school teacher teaching us ‘something about night itself.’ It’s an engaging class, an occasionally mind-altering class, and I finished it feeling more hopeful and human.”
Nick Thran