Myrtle

£6.50

The debut pamphlet of poems by Ruth Wiggins. With an introduction by Deryn Rees-Jones.

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Paperback ISBN 978-1-910139-05-9
Publication date: 13th November 2014
Page count: 36

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Ruth Wiggins celebrates the primal forces of nature and the human heart in her heady debut pamphlet, which is full of dry humour and wisdom. Interweaving the ancient with the modern world, she explores fertility and death in poems imbued with a subtle eroticism and resolute playfulness. A carnival stallholder battles with a spider; a bored vegetarian contemplates life as a fox; and the gods look on in amusement as lovers fear death and separation. Myrtle is a rich, zesty, poignant and dark collection from an assured and very welcome new poetic voice.

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Poems

Adjustment, Against Perspective, Birch, Borrowed Time, Crawk, Demoiselles, False Widow, Fourteen, I’ve Been Crumbling Anti-Histamines Into Your Food All Week, Leda, Modern Herbal, Myrtus, On Fear Of Your Flying, On Making Love To A Nanny Goat, Only The Lover, Pulmón de manzana, Reynard, The Annunciation Of The Bean, The Truly Beautiful, Venus At The Potter’s Wheel