Lana Crossman





In BUOYANT, AT LAST, Crossman evokes the irrepressible charge and regenerative power of water to explore the depths of change and loss, suggesting transformational potential in allowing oneself to become unmoored.

About The Author

Lana crossman grew up in New Brunswick and now lives in Ottawa, Ontario. Her poetry has been published in untethered, FEED, FERAL, flo., The Light Ekphrastic, Bywords, G U E S T, and Apt613. She won Carleton University’s Lilian I. Found Award for Poetry (2020) and was on the shortlist for the John Newlove Poetry Award (2018).


ISBN: 978-1-7771512-6-3
36 pp., 5.25" x 8.5"
Limited edition letterpressed jacket
Threadbound in a cover of Zerkall Ingres paper* with wave ivory flyleaf
2nd Print

*This paper was made in a German mill that dates back to the 16th century. The mill was destroyed by a flood in 2021 and will not be reopening.

Cover image by Susan Yiao


"Buoyant, at last by Lana Crossman does the work of evoking the sea, internal and external, the aching of distances of time and the longings of summer we will never recapture in sharply rendered images in all the saturated colours of sunshine and trust extended." — Pearl Pirie

"Lana Crossman's poetry observes nature with new precision and audacity, elevating and extending our understanding of the world and our place in it. Employing language that swells, claws, wakes succulent, she creates a rich sensual array where tin dippers, late night swims, Domtar wrap, and Jack Daniels find poetic habitation." — D.S. Stymeist

"Lana Crossman's poetic eye is furious and kind. It peers into cracks in the mundane the way a prospector peers into cracks between sheets of bedrock — both seeking gold. Crossman offers her work as both an alchemist and your company down here in the dark." — George Murray