Author Archives: deirdre

Poem: If Nostalgia Were Religion

If Nostalgia were religion By Deirdre Maultsaid Originally published in Contemporary Verse 2: 33(3), 2011 //I would return to that time, to see my mother, a giddy señora, holding aloft a baked globe of rare black clay, standing among bowls … Continue reading

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Poem: Cousin to the Light

Santiago Matamoros   By Deirdre Maultsaid //As the mist rises on the stony path we take our bearing on the golden bell tower gathering, ensouling, the heather our diviner. We tell our dreamy story. I am a pilgrim collecting souls; … Continue reading

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Poem: Mercy

By Deirdre Maultsaid //You could be a true God’s whore. You could be a Flirty Fish, showing the love, witnessing, and winning others into the kingdom. You could halve a pear and paint a still life–bronze and ovoid. You could haul … Continue reading

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Poem “Exodus” was published at Pif

//”It is not all ripe oranges delicious mangoes…” –> read poem  

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Welcome to Deirdre Maultsaid’s Site!

Deirdre Maultsaid is a writer based in Vancouver, Canada. Her writing is rich, and provocative.

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E-book: Ashes of Her Shelter Available for eBook Readers

Set on the West Coast of Canada in the 70’s and 80’s, The Ashes of Her Shelter is a lyrical novel, with “home” as a strong motif, about the bond between  sisters, told from the unreliable viewpoint of an activist, Christine, who  loves … Continue reading

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