Disintegrate/Dissociate by Arielle TwistDisintegrate/Dissociate by Arielle Twist


byArielle Twist

Paperback | March 1, 2019

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In her powerful debut collection of poetry, Arielle Twist unravels the complexities of human relationships after death and metamorphosis. In these spare yet powerful poems, she explores, with both rage and tenderness, the parameters of grief, trauma, displacement, and identity. Weaving together a past made murky by uncertainty and a present which exists in multitudes, Arielle Twist poetically navigates through what it means to be an Indigenous trans woman, discovering the possibilities of a hopeful future and a transcendent, beautiful path to regaining softness.

Arielle Twist is a writer and sex educator originally from George Gordon First Nation, Saskatchewan and now based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. S. She is a Cree, Two-Spirit, trans femme supernova writing to reclaim and harness ancestral magic and memories. Disintegrate/Dissociate is her first poetry book.
Title:Disintegrate/DissociateFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:March 1, 2019Publisher:ARSENAL PULP PRESSLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1551527596

ISBN - 13:9781551527598


Editorial Reviews

'I will sing with no voice, no language, no song, can you hear it?' Arielle Twist's poetry is striking, visceral, honest. Reading her work is like taking a ginger shot: painful, but ultimately you're better for it. With few words, she conveys so much about the legacies of colonization, the terror of transmisogyny, and the colossal force of them both. Her candour is both urgent and compelling, confrontational and compassionate, world-making with its insistence on another way to live. In a political moment hell-bent on erasing Indigenous trans voices, Twist's Disintegrate/Dissociate is here to stay.--Alok Vaid-Menon, author of Femme in Public