MY DARLING FROM THE LIONS by RACHEL LONG
Publication date 23rd July, orders can be placed now but won't be dispatched until publication.
The poems in 'My Darling from the Lions' forms a beautiful and expansive archive of growing up in London as a young mixed heritage woman. A narrative collection in three parts, it threads experiences of the learning and unlearning of shame, the body, sex, faith, Blackness, lineage, prophecy and healing. Rachel Long's strong, soulful, wise and weary voice sings through the collection, with striking confidence for a debut collection.