Recent Reading July 2021 Part 1

Elliptical Movements

Fetch Your Mother’s Heart, lisa luxx, Out Spoken Press, 2021, ISBN: 9781838021177, £10.00

The Yak Dilemma, Supriya Kaur Dhaliwal, Makina Books, 2021, ISBN: 9781527271654, £10.00

Affiliation, Mira Mattar, Sad Press, 2021, ISBN: 978-1912802395, £6.00

Notes on Sanskrit and Correspondences, by Nisha Ramayya, Oystercatcher Press, 2015 and 2016, £5.00 each

Heredity/Astynomeby Naush Sabah, Broken Sleep/Legitimate Snack, 2020, No price given, possibly out of print

Fetch Your Mother’s Heart by lisa luxx, a poet whose work is completely new to me, is a study in the relationship between desire and violence, and the possibility of community in the point of intersection. The source moments are outlined in an introduction, and range from the suicide of a close friend to the Lebanese October Revolution, in which luxx seems to have been a participant. Organised in chapters, each one circling around a central theme, the book draws on both…

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