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category: Poetry
published: Oct 2020
ISBN:9780889713826
publisher: Nightwood Editions

it was never going to be okay

by jaye simpson

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list price: $18.95
edition:Paperback
category: Poetry
published: Oct 2020
ISBN:9780889713826
publisher: Nightwood Editions
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it was never going to be okay is a collection of poetry and prose exploring the intimacies of understanding intergenerational trauma, Indigeneity and queerness, while addressing urban Indigenous diaspora and breaking down the limitations of sexual understanding as a trans woman. As a way to move from the linear timeline of healing and coming to terms with how trauma does not exist in subsequent happenings, it was never going to be okay tries to break down years of silence in simpson’s debut collection of poetry:

i am five

my sisters are saying boy

i do not know what the word means but—

i am bruised into knowing it: the blunt b,

the hollowness of the o, the blade of y 

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