In this selection of poetry from across poet and scholar Sanjukta Dasgupta’s published collections, the unheard, undesired and misunderstood voices of women, real and mythical, rise up with wit, verve and vengeance.
In this poetic prose piece, Jane Hartshorn’s experience of Compulsive Skin Picking Disorder leads her to explore – through physical encounters, popular culture, and past relationships – the connections that we try to see between the disparate elements of our lives, in twists and turns that often have no neat resolution.
In these five lush, beautifully written sonnets, Linda Dove explores the intricacies of touch – our need for it, our dismissal of it, and our changing senses in a world where our hands are becoming “unused things, frayed thread, dull knife”.
In these captivating poems from their joint project, Wendy Allen and Charley Barnes explore the fluid relationship of two narrators to their bodies, to the people surrounding them, and to the physical spaces their bodies occupy.
In this powerful, vibrant poem, photographic artist Cecilia Sordi Campos brings together words and images to create a portrait of the primal landscapes of the body; of the feral beauty that we would find in the cracks and fissures if we only dared to look.