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Amy LeBlanc’s debut poetry collection, I know something you don’t know, resides in the intersection of folklore and femininity. With fairy-tale lucidity and fluid voice, the poems in this collection weave through the seams between story and fact. This debut collection is alluring and noxious like hemlock, foxglove, and blooming wildflowers.

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Paperback, 100 pages
Published April 1st 2020 by Gordon Hill Press
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Amy LeBlanc
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote this book, so I kind of like it.
Conyer Clayton
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book ripples with magic and dark femininity, and I love it! Do yourself a favor!
Alycia
May 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: poetry
This collection is both haunting and evocative; the imagery is unexpected, visceral, darkly stunning. Though each poem is its own vignette, often centred on the woman's body, the collection invites readers into its overarching narrative, which is clarified through the book's different parts. What is immediately evident, and deftly carried through, is LeBlanc's care and play with sound -- rhythm shines through, and music is the strong cohesion between her eerie and intriguing scenes. ...more
Nisha John
May 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A gorgeous, visceral, raw read. While I've read this cover to cover, I can hardly claim to be finished with it.

Thanks, Amy.
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Lindsay
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amy's poetry collection explores the natural, the feminine, and the abject in beautiful harmony. 'I know something you don't know' is an adventure of looking at the quotidian in a whole new light. An outstanding read, I would highly recommend. ...more
Ally
May 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved the poetry collection — it was so raw and open, but empowering and inspiring.
Rae
May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This collection is stunning and will give you shivers. The words stand on the edge of fairy tale and contemporary, folklore and the feminine, history and the personal. I will continue to keep it close.
Mate Mackenzie
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
LeBlanc blurs the lines between object, insect, human, and animal leaving the reader to wonder if there was ever a line at all. I know something you don’t know is a haunting journey wrapped in silk.
Destiny R
Apr 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book sent shivers down my spine, in the best way possible. Amy entwines the feminine and the gothic artfully throughout this collection. Each poem is an enchanting tale of its own.
Doreen
Apr 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I Know Something You Don't Know is best savoured, like a rich cheesecake, in small delectable bites. Amy explores both the pride and pain of being a woman in a complex world. A wonderful read to explore again and again. ...more
Alexis
Aug 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
A collection of dark, gothic, beautiful fairy tale type poems. I love the imagery in here. This was right up my alley.

And the book itself is beautiful. A gorgeous cover and some nice illustrations inside.
Tyler Perry
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read this back in the spring and am now rereading it in autumn. It's such a good fall read, which must have something to do with all the imagery of bloating, decay, and overripe fruit. These poems are visceral and evocative. They have the coziness and horror of fairy tales steeped in blood and fertility: the writing is rich with smells and textures of birds, bugs, body parts, rot, and new life growing from death. Best enjoyed enjoyed outdoors among the yellowing leaves and fallen apples. ...more
Katie Gurel
I must admit that I am biased since I know the author; however, this poetry collection is absolutely gorgeous. Amy LeBlanc has a mastery over the English language and weaves words into haunting poems that remind me of fairy tales; these are the types of stories you read again and again and again.
Erica McKeen
Apr 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A dark, visceral, and unblinking exploration of history, story, and the female body. LeBlanc sharpens wounds into weapons.
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Amy LeBlanc is an MA student in English Literature and creative writing at the University of Calgary and Managing Editor at filling Station magazine. Amy's debut poetry collection, I know something you don’t know, was published with Gordon Hill Press in March 2020. Her novella "Unlocking" will be published by the UCalgary Press in their Brave and Brilliant Series in 2021. Her work has appeared in ...more

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