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If I Were in a Cage I'd Reach Out for You

by Adèle Barclay

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published: Oct 2016
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publisher: Nightwood Editions
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If I Were in a Cage I'd Reach Out for You is a collection that travels through both time and place, liminally occupying the chasm between Canadiana and Americana mythologies. These poems dwell in surreal pockets of the everyday warped landscapes of modern cities and flood into the murky basin of the intimate.

 

Amidst the comings and goings, there's a sincere desire to connect to others, an essential need to reach out, to redraft the narratives that make kinship radical and near. These poems are love letters to the uncomfortable, the unfathomable, and the altered geographies that define our own misshapen understandings of the world.

"With a depth of feeling for places and their connecting joys and aches, these are beautifully written poems, vivid as the morning paper, bracing as moonshine."
-David McGimpsey, author of Sitcom and Asbestos Heights

"Brims with cracking imagery and whip-smart delivery."
--The Winnipeg Free Press

 

"Adèle Barclay has that rare gift of making something entirely new feel familiar, every door she opens we want to swoon right in."
--Today's Book of Poetry

 

About the Author

Adèle Barclay's poems have appeared in The Fiddlehead, PRISM international, Matrix, The Pinch and others. Her debut poetry collection, If I Were in a Cage I'd Reach Out for You, published by Nightwood Editions in 2016, was the winner of the 2017 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and was also shortlisted for the 2015 Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. She received the Walrus Poetry Prize Reader's Choice Award in 2016, and was the winner of the 2016 LitPop Award for Poetry. She is the Interviews Editor at The Rusty Toque.

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Awards
  • Winner, Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

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