Vitriol Works

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Vitriol Works
adult poetry
ISBN 978-1-8381185-3-2 | 76pp | 2021
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Geneviève’s last collection was split into two sections, ‘Lost’ and ‘Found’, outlining that everybody fits into one of those categories. This collection, written in the 2016-2020 mega-mystery-box of xenophobia and destruction, comes all in one chunk, as now is the time when almost everybody is just terrified.

Vitriol Works is a sublimely subversive collection of hard-hitting honesty exploring social and sexual politics, identity and alienation, whilst searching for meaning within an un-governed, post-Brexit, pandemic-enduring nation.

“As complex as it is accessible, and as passionate as it is nihilistic, this is a work of profound intelligence and insight.” - Clare Shaw, poet & playwright

“Gritty, lyrical and packed with dark humour.” - Sophie Sparham, poet & author

“She has the ability to tell a hard truth with a finesse and style that you can’t look away from.” - Dave Viney, spoken word artist

“Powerful and illuminating. Poetry to make your fists itch.” - Joelle Taylor, poet

“Consistently struck through with humanity and humour.” - Kevin P. Gilday, spoken word artist

“A rallying cry, a withering put-down and the best song you ever heard all at once. Northern Gothic at its finest.” - AJ McKenna, spoken word artist

Cover photo by Kathy Walsh.

You can watch the recording of Geneviève's book launch on YouTube.