Post Apothecary

  • Posted on: 8 September 2014
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Summary: 

Sandra Ridley’s protagonist, admitted to the Saskatchewan (psychiatric) Hospital in the poem sequence Post-Apothecary for electroconsulive therapy, is a patient cast doubly as Hamlet’s Ophelia, mad with grief and lovesickness, and William Butler Yeats’ Crazy Jane, embodying the holiness of body and soul, even in destruction. She is is anything but the empowered “client” of today’s medical speak: she is vulnerable, sexual, and quivering.

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Pedlar Press
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Published In: 
Post-Apothecary
Year of Publication: 
2011
Annotated By: 
Monica Kidd