Poetry Pause: Cassidy McFadzean — Mind Reader

Poet name: Cassidy McFadzean Poem title: Mind reader Poem: Nothing was enough: spilled salt you tossed over your shoulder, bedstraw I threw in the air. Spices struck bodies in the bar, and I asked what I was to you: two mirrors against one another forming a chamber of reflections that wouldn’t let you through. End of poem. Credits: Copyright © Cassidy McFadzean from Drolleries (McClelland & Stewart, 2019). Cassidy McFadzean was born in Regina, graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and currently lives in Toronto. She is the author of two books of poetry: Hacker Packer (McClelland & Stewart 2015), which won two Saskatchewan Book Awards and was a finalist for the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and Drolleries (M&S 2019).