In The Suspect We, Roxanna Bennett and Shane Neilson collaborate to make a documentary poetics concerning pandemic conditions for the mad, neurodivergent, and disabled. Written while the world huddled indoors, The Suspect We is the product of a poetic friendship as well as a reaction to it. Throughout, Bennett and Neilson query CanLit politics and care deficiencies as mutually dependent while also taking care of one another through their own work and its address.
About the authors
The disabled poem-making entity known as Roxanna Bennett gratefully resides on Indigenous land. They are the author of The Untranslatable I (Gordon Hill Press, 2021) and the award-winning Unmeaningable (Gordon Hill Press, 2019).
Shane Neilson is a poet, physician, and scholar who completed his Ph.D. in McMasters English and Cultural Studies Department on the representations of pain in CanLit. His most recent book of poetry, You May Not Take the Sad and Angry Consolations, was published by Icehouse in 2022.