Pubished by Dancing Girl Press (2014), this pamphlet is by a poet named Susie Campbell called ‘The Bitters’. The poetry is great; I love her take on femininity and the home. The fact that this chapbook is inspired by her gradmother’s struggles, is haunting. Below is some of her work:
‘All my raw edges soothed i am wadded from my rages… ‘ – Alice.
‘Furled with the
itch of secrets
I shiver…’ – Homespun.
‘Bake the pie for 25 miseries and reduce the tenant to 350 demons and bake until the transaction is golden brown…’ – Strawberry Malfunction.
‘I sicken at the floss of it, the twist and count, knotted in cerise, gimped in rose.’ – White Work.