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The Outer Wards

by Sadiqa de Meijer

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list price: $17.95
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published: April 2020
ISBN:9781550655452
publisher: Vehicule Press
imprint: Signal Editions
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The Outer Wards, Sadiqa de Meijer’s new collection, explores questions of maternal love and duty—and the powerlessness that comes with the disruption of that role through illness. “I was awake. / The hour was wrong,” de Meijer writes, and her poems track, in visceral and tender detail, the distraction, exhaustion, exhilaration, and fear of child-rearing through crisis. For de Meijer, the experience was also a crisis of language, and the struggle to find new terms for her state. Addressed, in part, to a child she calls “my grievous spectacle, / my dearest unpossessable,” The Outer Wards is everywhere marked by a joy in words—their quick-fire turns, sumptuous sounds, and nursery-rhyme seductions.

About the Author
Sadiqa de Meijer’s debut collection, Leaving Howe Island, was a nominee for the 2014 Governor General's Award for English-language poetry and for the 2014 Pat Lowther Award. Her most recent book is TK, published with Palimpsest Press in 2020. She lives with her family in Kingston, Ontario.
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Awards
  • Long-listed, Pat Lowther Award
  • Long-listed, Governor General's Award for English-language poetry
Editorial Review

"A voice of authority and grace."--Michael Crummey

"Sadiqa's poetry is taut, spare, incredibly evocative...and unerringly sharp"--Wayne Grady

"[De Meijer's] attention to detail creates dynamic pieces."--Canadian Literature

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