Darling, It's Me

Alison Winch


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Penned in the Margins
1 June 2019
ISBN: 9781908058676
88 pages

From the publisher

"One of the cleverest, filthiest, most incendiary debuts I’ve ever read." CLARE POLLARD

Candid, contemporary and comic, Darling, It’s Me by Alison Winch confronts the ecstatic joys and gruelling realities of motherhood and marriage.

Relationships are tested in a seaside hotel, a therapist diagnoses trust issues, and a ‘milk-wracked’ baby is breastfed in an artisan café. Delighting in anachronism, Alison Winch’s visceral and fiercely feminist poems rewire Chaucer’s Miller’s Tale and lampoon the great male philosophers of the Enlightenment, casting Thomas Hobbes as a sleep-deprived working mum, ‘alert to phlegm, snot, shit’.

Explosive, daring and indecent, Darling, It’s Me brings the confessional lyric into focus against a historical backdrop, making of poetry a ‘ fervent resistance’ to patriarchal control.