A Terrific Uproar

Scout Tzofiya Bolton


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Broken Sleep Books
31 July 2022
ISBN: 9781915079299
92 pages

From the publisher

A Terrific Uproar is a dedicated and exuberant collection from Scout Tzofiya Bolton. The poems juxtapose her mental health struggles with her love for her boyfriend, Vaslav Nijinsky, and the birth of modernism. Nijinsky represents the imaginary ideal, a ballet dancer who pushed himself to the top of the world and then over the edge with a lethal combination of talent and instability. Bolton’s poetry soars through Nijinsky, through mesmeric scenes at The Ballet Russes, a life that is both ‘communal and depersonalised.’ A Terrific Uproar is an outstanding collection, when the dust settles, it feels like victory.