If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach Out for You
By Adèle Barclay
Publisher: Nightwood Editions
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.
Adèle Barclay’s poems have appeared in The Fiddlehead, PRISM international, Matrix, The Pinch, and others. She is the Interviews Editor at The Rusty Toque.