[sic] thus written, error mine. Sic to incite to attack, especially as a command to a dog: “Sic ‘em!” Siccing poetry on you. That’s sick, as in, awesome. Or ill and sickly. Either way, the (gendered, sexualized) body is implicated. [sic] re-writes a feminist lyric within the long shadow cast by neo-liberalism upon the city and its denizens, mis-remembers the lines and re-inscribes the labour and commerce and sexual negotiations that take place there.
Shortlisted – Gerald Lampert Memorial Award
6 W x 9 H inches | 96 pages
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i’d like to write because i think it will get me laid but i’ve
always been left-handed
after discarding the feminine subject position age six chose
to disavow any knowledge of domestic responsibility (39)
For Reimer, or for the text at this moment, the semantic shift from left-handed to politics (the left) and the body (the hand, getting laid) is never certain, but certainly always in play.~Christine Stewart and Clint Burnham, Canadian Literature.
A rare young poet who can channel the energy given off by her personality into things greater than just MORE personality. Reimer lets it bleed into form, into cadence, into pace. The book wants you to read it cover-to-cover in, like, 30 minutes. A tough trick to pull off.” ~Vox Populism
[sic] is a giddy, whimsical and expertly timed series of fake-outs and sucker punches. Corporatism, sexism and intellectual sloth all get brought out for questioning in a series of wild, gesticulating poems…Reimer’s voice is both dexterous and savvy.” ~The Globe and Mail
Reimer’s poems are lyric but full of jarring leaps of logic, in a poetic of speed and erasure.” ~ryan fitzpatrick
Her subversions are sometimes cutthroat precise, sometimes as subtle as a tire-slash, bloody and prehensile, tearing through to the guts and heart of what language can possibly do. ~Rob McLennan