adult poetry / LGBTQ+
ISBN 978-0-9932370-3-4 | 70pp | 2016
rrp £8.00 | ebook £5.99
Challenging oppression with objectivity and prejudice with passion, feminist activist and poet Steph Pike confronts the politics of social, economic and gender inequality with a viscerally charged and indisputable truth.
Includes a Foreword by Rosie Garland.
"Steph Pike is indeed a pétroleuse of furious, exquisite, necessary language: setting fires of declamation for those stripped of their voice and unmasking patriarchy's creeping dystopian gaze by poking it eloquently in the eye." - Lucy Lepchani, poet, writer & educator
"Seawater floods the city streets, petrol and sweat scent the air. This is salty back-pocket semaphore, full of fury and love, for all those in need of hope." - Michelle Green, author of Jebel Marra [Comma Press]
"Steph Pike's poems are like that one person at the party you know you can have a real conversation with." - Helen Mort, Derbyshire Poet Laureate
"An invitation to the voiceless to know they, too, can speak." - Rebecca Bilkau, Beautiful Dragons Press
Reviews of Pétroleuse on Lipstick Socialist and Write Out Loud.
Cover image by the author