The Outer Wards

Sadiqa de Meijer

"De Meijer’s luminous observations about parenthood, as well as her wry, knowing tone, place her in the poetic lineage of Sylvia Plath." - Melanie Power, Prairie Fire

“What I find fascinating is in her attention to small detail, writing poems from a foundation of being home with children, allowing her the ability to make words and ideas more ‘real to herself’…” -rob maclennan’s Best Poetry of 2020 List

“It is, I think, the best collection I’ve ever read about domestic life and domestic labour related to child-raising…” – Kate Cayley, The Fiddlehead