Author Archives: deirdre

Poem, “Nervy Endings, Nerve Ends, Ends” in Stonewall’s Legacy Anthology

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Two Poems published at Canthius: “False Dilemma” and “Derelict”

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Essay, “Dad, Magisterium” published at White Wall Review

Dad, Magisterium

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Essay “Death Before Dishonour” Published at 3ElementsReview

Essay, “Death Before Dishonour”, was published at 3elementsreview. The three elements I had to use where “Glaze, Thread, and Murmur”. “Does any parent want to be in a hospital hallway, after a long afternoon of decisions,  staring…” Read essay on … Continue reading

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Poem “Make-a-Wish” was published at Pif

Make-a-Wish By Deirdre Maultsaid //Things I love: Bacardi drunk young men still boasting, lips sloppy pickups that roll out, up, over, before, still, after, then. Black ice car fresheners swaying and clacking. Sulphur, tang, copper, damp. The lonely sight of … Continue reading

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Poem “Red Camaro” was published at Pif

Red Camaro By Deirdre Maultsaid //Ruthless, the sun shone: ironing, scorching root and stem. Its muscles flared, a genderblind juggernaut. Suburban, possessed, the lilacs whisper. In the shadowless nought— on the soulless gravel— I could see the rocket hulk of … Continue reading

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Poem: Listen to man’s lament

Listen to man’s lament By Deirdre Maultsaid //I never loved you. Your epaulettes flapped, your wig and peerage slipped; your jealousy was black oil in your bilge. You had (who was that figure at the prow, that noseless rosewood lady?) … Continue reading

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Poem: Washerwomen, Blessings

Washerwomen, Blessings by Deirdre Maultsaid From This crisis, these blessings: essays by Deirdre Maultsaid (Trafford Publishing) First appeared in Canadian Woman Studies, Vol. 22, Summer, 2003 //1. I am a washerwoman standing on unstable ground. I see all in its … Continue reading

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Poem: Cures

By Deirdre Maultsaid //Angel, darling, you have such wakefulness, pacing with your burnt tallow, passing another anniversary watching the clock hands stroke away meaning. I know: all shall perish. Look. There is the shadow of God, the disenchantment of the … Continue reading

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Poem ” Shine on, you moons of Jupiter ” was published at The Puritan

//“All I have is sniper thinking; I am calling out from between the rocks…” Read poem here  

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