Weed Apologue | Sarah-Jean Krahn
A rewriting of Robert Kroetsche’s Seed Catalogue, this chapbook criticizes the colonial history of Canada and its relationship to the devastation of the environment and the status of women. Weed Apologue reveals a longstanding colonization: of landscapes, of places, and of bodies, both Worded and Real. Standing in the mortar of the quintessential may belie the most reckless compilation of an optimistic poet. It is all part of the voluntary thrall of Filling Holes, a voice to be Clavered & Whelmed.
SARAH-JEAN KRAHN lives on and benefits from the dishonouring of Treaty 6 lands. She is the Managing Editor of the feminist creative writing journal S/tick and holds an MA in Cultural Studies and Critical Theory from McMaster University. Her writing appears in various anthologies and journals, including the Berkeley Poetry Review and Feminist Studies, and a portion of Weed Apologue was recently nominated for a Pushcart. Canadian publication credits include Cumulus Press, dead (g)end(er), ditch, Eleventh Transmission, Herizons, NōD, and The Poetry Institute of Canada. When not writing or tutoring others in English at the Edmonton college where she works, Sarah-Jean can be found reading on the bus, researching vegan nutrition with her husband, or eating weeds in the woods with her dog. Visit her at sarahjeancreates.com.