blue, bad mothers — natalie hanna























The League of Canadian Poets regrets that there is no accessible version of this poem available.


natalie hanna is an Ottawa lawyer working with low income populations. Her writing focusses on feminist, political, and personal themes. She runs battleaxe press (small press poetry). Her poetry, interviews, and columns have featured in various Canadian journals online and and in print. Visit her online to learn more at:



Canthius celebrates poetry and prose by women, trans, nonbinary, Two-Spirited, and genderqueer/gender non-conforming writers. The magazine is published bi-annually on the unceded territory of the Anishinaabeg and the traditional territory of the Ojibway and the Mississaugas of the New Credit. Recognizing the historical underrepresentation of certain groups in the Canadian literary arts, Canthius is committed to publishing diverse perspectives and promoting equity in the literary arts.