Jessica Mookherjee’s collection Flood contains poems so fiercely inventive that “Riptide” might even be a fitting title observes Brian Docherty
Under Stewart Laing’s inspired direction, four permanently-glowing screens help to convey the bigoted characters of a charmless northern French village, where violence, shame, pride, racism and homophobia form the fabric of society.
In our blasé age, we may take for granted that a remote Yorkshire parsonage managed to produce three sisters who defied rigid Victorian convention to give voice to raw passions and sexual frustration no respectable woman was meant to feel.
* This issue of London Grip features new poems by: * Joan Michelson *Joe Balaz *Fiona Sinclair*Arlene Antoinette *Janet Hatherley *Valentina Colonna * Milton P Ehrlich *Pamela Job *Emma Lee *David Lockyer * Brian Docherty *Mark Young * Chris Palmer *Bruce Christianson * Marilyn Ricci * Nicholas McGaughey * R G Jodah *Myra Schneider * […]
A show that leaves the line “Are you fucking kidding me?” ringing in your ears and delivers a series of morals that include “don’t pressure other people into sex because it doesn’t work” and “don’t judge people by appearances, unless they’re really hot” could cause offence.