Disintegrate/Dissociate

In her powerful debut collection of poetry, Arielle Twist unravels the complexities of human relationships after death and metamorphosis. In these spare yet powerful poems, she explores, with both rage and tenderness, the parameters of grief, trauma, displacement, and identity. Weaving together a past made murky by uncertainty and a present which exists in multitudes, Arielle Twist poetically navigates through what it means to be an Indigenous trans woman, discovering the possibilities of a hopeful future and a transcendent, beautiful path to regaining softness.

Arielle Twist

In her powerful debut collection of poetry, Arielle Twist unravels the complexities of human relationships after death and metamorphosis. In these spare yet powerful poems, she explores, with both rage and tenderness, the parameters of grief, trauma, displacement, and identity. Weaving together a past made murky by uncertainty and a present which exists in multitudes, Arielle Twist poetically navigates through what it means to be an Indigenous trans woman, discovering the possibilities of a hopeful future and a transcendent, beautiful path to regaining softness.

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Prelude — Dear White, Cis Men — D/REAM ME — Arsonist — Prairie Beneficiary — Not That Girl 9 $0.90

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Child — Reckless – Under Uprooted Trees — VACANT — C(um) Etiquette — Cold — The Girls 11 $1.10

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In Dying I Become — Brother — Berries — Residential — Chords — Rain 19 $1.90

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Mother/Creator — Bear — Who Will Save You Now? — Is this My Home? — Born in Mourning — Newfoundland 8 $0.80

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Date#1 — I Am the Boundless Space between Oceans of Water and Wheat — While — MANIFEST — Silent — Constellations 9 $0.90

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Fall/Spring — Waves and Glass — Date #2 — Claws — Rework — Iskwêw – OSCANA 2 $0.20