Outside, America







Outside, America


By Sarah de Leeuw


NOT YET PUBLISHED
0-88971-354-5
978-0-88971-354-3
Nightwood Editions
5.5 x 8 - 96 pages
Paperback - $18.95
April 2019



Outside, America criss-crosses the Canadian–American border to understand dilemmas that occur across a variety of scales, from global spheres to the most intimate domestic spaces. Sarah de Leeuw digs through grief, loss, aging, technological frustration, environmental degradation, nationalism and confusion to grasp the state of the world. These poems are tethered to everything from climate change and scientific discovery to the death of parents, resource extraction, divorce and career changes, touching down on whale extinctions, lounges in international airports and debris slides, on suiciding pilots and sinkholes, astronauts, grocery store magazines, earthquakes and even sinking ferries and pop stars.