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The Bad Wife

by (author) Micheline Maylor

Publisher
The University of Alberta Press
Initial publish date
Mar 2021
Category
Canadian, Women Authors, Family
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781772125481
    Publish Date
    Mar 2021
    List Price
    $19.99
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781772125580
    Publish Date
    Jun 2021
    List Price
    $19.99

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Description

Micheline Maylor’s The Bad Wife is an intimate, first-hand account of how to ruin a marriage. This is a story of divorce, love, and what should have been, told in a brave and unflinching voice. Pulling the reader into a startling web of sensuality, guilt, resentment, and pleasure, this collection asks: what if you set off a bomb in your own house? What if you lose love and destroy everything you ever knew? These poems have a disarming immediacy, full of surprising imagery, dark humour, and the bold thoughts of a vibrant and flawed protagonist. Balancing a need for wildness and the space to dwell, The Bad Wife explores the taut confines of those vivid, earthly pleasures that we all know and sometimes can’t escape.

I forgot the oath: Do no harm. -from “Yesterday, I Went to the Market”

About the author

Micheline Maylor is a Poet Laureate Emeritus of Calgary (2016-18) and was the Calgary Public Library Author in Residence in fall 2016. She teaches creative writing at Mount Royal University. Her most recent book Little Wildheart (UAlberta Press) was long-listed for both the Pat Lowther and Raymond Souster awards. Find her online at www.michelinemaylor.com.

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Awards

  • Winner, Robert Kroetsch Award for Poetry | Alberta Book Awards, Book Publishers Association of Alberta
  • Short-listed, Raymond Souster Award / League of Canadian Poets

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