Burn Whilst Reading – How to Grow Matches by S.A. Leavesley

Amy Deakin’s review at The Feminist Library of How to Grow Matches by S.A. Leavesley begins as follows

How to Grow Matches is a fiery retort to the silencing of women’s voices and bodies over the centuries. Despite the collection’s undercurrent of passionate rage against this injustice, Leavesley wields her power with the tightly controlled precision of a surgeon. Each poem seems to spark and crackle with energy and not a line is out of place. I am reminded of Carol Ann Duffy’s 1999 collection The World’s Wife, as Leavesley tells and retells stories of old paintings, unknown female perspectives on political events and characters forgotten by history, continually harkening back to the fairy tales and mythology. Yet despite these old themes, this collection has a modern relevance. At a time of #MeToo and sexual harassment culture, the silencing of female voices feels all too ordinary.”

Full review at  http://feministlibrary.co.uk/burn-whilst-reading-how-to-grow-matches-by-s-a-leavesley/

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