Anastasia, Look in the Mirror

Anastasia, Look in the Mirror will be published on July 2, 2020 by Stewed Rhubarb Press and is now available for pre-order HERE

This pamphlet from Scottish Slam Poetry champion Carly Brown explores acts of looking out of and in to oneself. The heroine of an erotic novel stares at her own reflection and doesn’t recognise herself. Scottish painters look for inspiration in fin-de-siècle Paris, and a girl in 17th-century America goes looking for trouble and inadvertently kicks off the Salem Witch Trials.

It begins with looking in the mirror.

In these lyrical and witty poems, Carly Brown deftly mixes personal histories, introspection and political truths, bringing new, surprising and necessary images into sharp focus.

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Advance Praise for Anastasia, Look in the Mirror:

‘From Fifty Shades through sex education to playing house in hotel rooms, Brown writes exquisitely and unflinchingly about desire. Tender lyricism nestles alongside dangerous sexuality in a mature and gorgeous collection that flits lightly from Salem to Paris to Iona – I loved reading this.’ – Zoë Strachan