If I Were In A Cage I'd Reach Out For You by Adèle BarclayIf I Were In A Cage I'd Reach Out For You by Adèle Barclay

If I Were In A Cage I'd Reach Out For You

byAdèle Barclay

Paperback | October 1, 2016

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If I Were in a Cage I'd Reach Out for You is a collection that travels through both time and place, liminally occupying the chasm between Canadiana and Americana mythologies. These poems dwell in surreal pockets of the everyday warped landscapes of modern cities and flood into the murky basin of the intimate.


Amidst the comings and goings, there's a sincere desire to connect to others, an essential need to reach out, to redraft the narratives that make kinship radical and near. These poems are love letters to the uncomfortable, the unfathomable, and the altered geographies that define our own misshapen understandings of the world.



"With a depth of feeling for places and their connecting joys and aches, these are beautifully written poems, vivid as the morning paper, bracing as moonshine."

-David McGimpsey, author of Sitcom and Asbestos Heights



"Brims with cracking imagery and whip-smart delivery."
--The Winnipeg Free Press



"Adèle Barclay has that rare gift of making something entirely new feel familiar, every door she opens we want to swoon right in."
--Today's Book of Poetry

Adèle Barclay's poems have appeared in The Fiddlehead, PRISM international, Matrix, The Pinch and others. Her debut poetry collection, If I Were in a Cage I'd Reach Out for You, published by Nightwood Editions in 2016, was the winner of the 2017 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and was also shortlisted for the 2015 Robert Kroetsch Award fo...
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Title:If I Were In A Cage I'd Reach Out For YouFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 5 inPublished:October 1, 2016Publisher:Nightwood EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889713278

ISBN - 13:9780889713277

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