Roxanne Bodsworth

Review Short: Marietta Elliot-Kleerkoper’s A Perfect Distortion

The poems in this collection are provided in the original Dutch with an English translation; two languages and cultures that are intertwined in the poet and in the poetry. The mirroring effect of the parallel texts moves the reader beyond English language egocentricity, providing a continual reminder that language is constructed and understood in a variety of ways.

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Review Short: Quinn Eades’s all the beginnings: a queer autobiography of the body

The world can never be understood in quite the same way after having seen Eades’s ‘body’ written into these pages. It is an intimate connection, sometimes an embracing, but sometimes a turning away from that which feels too exposed but still draws the eye.

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