The Outer Wards by Sadiqa de Meijer

Winning Bid: $70.00

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Item condition: New

Description

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.

Auction History

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Highest bidder was: franceskb

Date Bid User Auto
October 4, 2020 1:34 pm$70.00franceskb
October 3, 2020 4:52 pm$66.00Susana Molinolo
October 3, 2020 3:19 pm$65.00alison.northcott
October 3, 2020 11:30 am$61.00Susana Molinolo
October 3, 2020 11:20 am$60.00alison.northcott
October 1, 2020 12:20 pm$51.00Susana Molinolo
October 1, 2020 12:08 pm$50.00archivedelete
October 1, 2020 11:43 am$45.00Susana Molinolo
September 30, 2020 6:50 pm$39.00thealim
September 30, 2020 10:52 am$36.00mm
September 29, 2020 8:40 pm$35.00thealim
September 28, 2020 3:53 pm$26.00franceskb
September 28, 2020 3:41 pm$25.00thealim
September 28, 2020 9:00 amAuction started