Rebecca Tamás on Anne Carson

‘The poet moves their hips like someone on a tram about to vomit’

‘spell for women’s books: inspired
by the work of anne carson’

the cat shit vellum

     the bad storm coming in over the flatlands vellum

the old murderer’s vellum

the poet moves their hips like someone on a tram about to vomit

       Athena still in her blue ice-bath

fresh as a painted door.

Rebecca Tamás is a poet based in London, UK. Her poetry pamphlet, Savage (2017), was joint winner of the London Review Bookshop pamphlet of the year as well as a Poetry School book of the year. Her first full collection, WITCH, is published this year by Penned in the Margins.

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