Jennifer Brough is usually writing, editing or reading. Outside of these wordy pursuits, she is learning Spanish and dreaming of Mexico. Her poems have most recently been published in Pussy Magic, Mookychick and Blanket Sea. She tweets at @Jennifer_Brough.
Carmen Maria Machado’s genre-bending memoir, In the Dream House, is a clever and poignant exploration of an abusive relationship, one that ranges from Star Trek and film noir to debates of LGBTQ+ rights in the US.
After viewing Dulwich Picture Gallery’s latest exhibition, British Surrealism, Jennifer Brough reflects on one of the west’s most disruptive art movements, its elitism, and how women surrealists are gradually being given the space they deserve.