Deriving explores infertility, motherhood, and family, while troubling the colonial legacies of the English language and Canadian identity. A feminist exploration of ancestral and etymological origins, Jennifer Bowering Delisle's critical collection asks how does language impact our ways of being in the world? How do historical voices echo in the present? How does past infertility colour the experience of new motherhood? Within these poems, the rich material of mothering is embraced with unapologetic honesty, confronting the erasure of experiences that some would keep hidden. Fear, anger, envy mixes with joy and ultimately hope, as the challenges of conceiving and raising children in both familial and global contexts are explored. Deriving is a poignant, lyrical meditation on longing, place, embodiment, and ultimately, the miracle of life.
About the Author
Jennifer Bowering Delisle is the author of the lyric family memoir, The Bosun Chair, and a book of literary studies, The Newfoundland Diaspora. Her poetry and prose have been published in magazines and anthologies across North America. She is a settler living in Treaty 6 territory (Edmonton).
Other Titles by Jennifer Bowering Delisle
edited by Benjamin Authers, Maïté Snauwaert, Daniel Laforest, with contributions byAlbert Braz, Jennifer Bowering Delisle, Lise Gaboury-Diallo, Smaro Kamboureli, Janne Korkka, André Lamontagne, Margaret Mackey, Pamela Sing, Erin Wunker
Nov 2017 - University of Alberta Press
$49.95 USD - Paperback / softback
edited by Marie Carrière, Curtis Gillespie, Jason Purcell, with contributions byLynn Coady, Ying Chen, Michael Crummey, Jennifer Bowering Delisle, Kit Dobson, Caterina Edwards, Marina Endicott, Lawrence Hill, Daniel Laforest, Alice Majo...
Jun 2016 - The University of Alberta Press, an imprint of University of Alberta Press
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback
edited by Aloys N.M. Fleischmann, Nancy Van Styvendale, Cody McCarroll, with contributions byDavid Chariandy, Lily Cho, Daniel Coleman, Jennifer Bowering Delisle, Sydney Iaukea, Marco Katz, Lindy Ledohowski, Carmen Robertson, Laura Sche...
Jul 2011 - The University of Alberta Press, an imprint of University of Alberta Press
$39.95 USD - Paperback / softback
Other Titles from Robert Kroetsch Series
Mar 2021 - The University of Alberta Press, an imprint of University of Alberta Press
$19.99 USD - Paperback / softback