Moving and unflinchingly honest poems from three different cultures about experiences of the female body, the family, sexual politics and conflict
The latest volume in Penguin Modern Poets series - moving and unflinchingly honest poems from three different cultures about experiences of the female body, the family, sexual politics and conflict
Your Family, Your Body features the work of Malika Booker, the Guyanese-British writer and performer behind London- and Chicago-based collective Malika's Kitchen; the Pulitzer Prize-winning Sharon Olds, one of America's most brilliant, beloved and candid voices; and Warsan Shire, the award-winning poet and first ever Young Poetry Laureate of London who also lent her words to Beyoncé's visual album Lemonade.
Inspired by Penguin's enormously successful '60s series of the same name, the Penguin Modern Poets are succinct, collectible, lovingly-assembled guides to the richness and diversity of contemporary poetry, from the UK, America and beyond. Every volume brings together representative selections from the work of three poets now writing, allowing the seasoned poetry fan and the curious reader alike to encounter our most exciting new voices.
Contemporary poetry has been given a shot in the arm by the relaunch of Penguin Modern Poets ... deep and funny, and sometimes both at once -- Nicholas Lezard * Guardian *
Electric ... Penguin Modern Poets were the most exciting thing in poetry this year -- Jeremy Noel-Tod * Sunday Times *
Dimensions: 181mm x 111mm x 9mm