Madwoman by Shara McCallum
Madwoman is McCallum’s fifth collection of poetry. Haunting and elusive, the poems in Shara McCallum's Madwoman are also transformative, seeking to chart and intertwine three stages of a mother's life from childhood to adulthood to motherhood. Rich with the complexities that join these states of being, the poems wrestle with the idea of being girl, woman and mother at once. McCallum questions how we form our identities and who shapes those identities for us.