Sara Peters

Sara Peters

Sara Peters completed an MFA at Boston University and was a Stegner fellow at Stanford. Her debut collection of poetry is 1996. Peters’s work has appeared in Slate, Maisonneuve, The Threepenny Review, The Walrus, and Poetry magazine. Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, she lives in Toronto.

A brilliant, unnerving, disturbed read. I am pressing it into the hands of everyone I can.”  — Claudia Dey


I Become a Delight to My Enemies

<p class="Body75105BooksBios"><span lang="EN-US">In an uncanny Town – a town like any other, a town like no other – women tell their stories of brutality. They tell stories of the common degradation they survive, of the relentless misogyny they endure, and of the Town’s men, who leave violence and pain in their wake. And they tell stories of the Chancellor, whose horrors shape them and whose power cages them, and of what happens inside his hideous Farmhouse. </span></p>
<p class="Body75105BooksBios"><span lang="EN-US" style="letter-spacing: -.1pt;">Dark, cutting, and coursed through with bright flashes of humour, crystalline imagery, and razor-sharp detail, <i>I Become a Delight to My Enemies </i>is a gut-wrenchingly powerful, breathtakingly beautiful meditation on the violence and shame inflicted on the female body and psyche.</span></p>

<h3>DIVE DEEPER</h3>
<li>“Sara Peters’ new book I Become a Delight to My Enemies echoes Atwood, Toews” — <a href=""><em>The Star</em></a></li>
<li>“Sara Peters – 1996 (an interview)” — <a href=""><em>The Toronto Quarterly</em></a></li>


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