Dented Tubas

Angeline Schellenberg

Dented Tubas

Angeline Schellenberg

$25 | Published May 2019.

6" x 9.25", 24pp. ISBN: 978-1-988764-04-7.

Angeline Schellenberg’s Dented Tubas is gorgeous little suite of poems that works away on the reader “like wintering bees/in the hive.” There is a wonderful, layered unity to the compression of this sequence that keeps delivering, a unity built up by crisp images, deft juxtapositions and a powerful sense of the significant texture of the day-to-day.

—John Lent


This book has been hand-set in Monotype Van Dijck with some big old wood type thrown in for good measure. The paper is Crane Lettra with Fabriano Tiziano for the wrapper. The edition of 50 copies was set, proofed, printed & bound by students of Okanagan College’s Diploma in Writing & Publishing.


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The production team from ENGL205 included: Tayler Armstrong, Jennie Evans, Tyler Hallstrom, Stephen Ikesaka, Ava Ingram, Sarah Kloos, Sam McNair, Makenzy Reimer, Jenna Tulak, Bethany Wagner & Jason Dewinetz.

Angeline Schellenberg

Angeline Schellenberg launched three chapbooks in 2019: Dented Tubas, Irises (Dancing Girl Press), and Blue Moon, Red Herring (JackPine Press), adding to her 2015 debut, Roads of Stone (The Alfred Gustav Press).

Her full-length collection about raising children on the autism spectrum, Tell Them It Was Mozart (Brick Books, 2016) received the Lansdowne Prize for Poetry, the Eileen McTavish Sykes Award for Best First Book, and the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer, and was a finalist for a ReLit Award. Her work has been recognized in Prairie Fire’s poetry contests and shortlisted for Arc Poetry Magazine’s 2015 and 2019 Poem of the Year. Angeline’s second full-length collection, Fields of Light and Stone (University of Alberta Press), is forthcoming in spring 2020. She lives in harmonic havoc with her husband of 25 years, their two young adult children, and a German-shepherd corgi.