Unable Mother

Unable Mother
Unable Mother V.Press

Unable Mother

‘I hide – yet I open my mouth to the light.
I hurt
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.

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Cover image © Katherine Sheers 2018.