"Invoking Sylvia Plath, these poems enter precarious landscapesphysical, mental, seasonalwhere the individual must negotiate a place. Chandra Mayors poetic skills are confident, her vision fearless, and her voice clear. This is a strong debut." Sarah Klassen
AUGUST WITCH, Chandra Mayors debut collection of poems, takes the reader into realms of problematic desire, revised domesticity and psychoanalytic complexity through texts that span diverse poetic terrain, from the lyric to the narrative-based long poem. What links all of the poems in this collection is the theme of boundaries: between self and other, desire and body, "breath and reason." Mayors poetic voice is at once confessional, playful and linguistically sophisticated.
Chandra Mayor is a poet and editor. She has worked with dark leisure, Contemporary Verse 2, and Prairie Fire. She lives in Winnipeg.