'Her poems often carry the same sense of gleeful abandon as a child let loose with a dressing-up box. At the same time, there is a fierce, shaping intelligence at work here, and a quiet but persistent note of melancholy.' --Alan Buckley, PBS (Poetry Book Society)
'Some of Sophia Blackwell's poems read like Nico should be singing them to John Cale's viola, some as if Shakespeare's slut sister taught him all he knew, while others are as new as the next dawn. Dirty, juicy, knowing and open - works for me.' --Stella Duffy, novelist, actor, comedian and improviser
'A classic work from a toughly modern poet. Full of such contradictions, Sophia Blackwell's work is as sassy and sexy as the poet herself with a side order of innocent and dreamy. Worth a lot more than the cover price!' --Fyne Times Magazine.
About the Author
Sophia Blackwell was born in Newcastle and read English at Oxford, where she discovered Slam poetry. Since then she has performed with some of the biggest names in spoken word at a variety of venues including the South Bank Centre, Soho Theatre and Roundhouse in London and the O2 Academy Oxford, as well as several feature slots at Glastonbury, Wychwood, The Big Green Gathering, TruckFest, and The Big Chill. She lives in North London.