‘I hide – yet I open my mouth to the light.
the people I love…’
In this bold and breathtaking first collection of poems, Helen Calcutt exposes the painful and beautiful experience of new motherhood. Indeed, this dualism of pain/beauty finds a common ground. A single river of deeply felt experience, sung from the body, and torch-lit with a desire to confess. With honesty and visceral beauty, this collection bears witness to both the darkness and light we find in transformation, especially when a new life enters the world.
Cover image © Katherine Sheers 2018.