In Her Jaws
In her debut collection, Rosamund Taylor dares us across thresholds and invites us to glimpse the world as we’ve never seen it before.
In her debut collection, Rosamund Taylor dares us across thresholds and invites us to glimpse the world as we’ve never seen it before. She boldly charts a journey of survival and transformation with poems on history reimagined, astronomy, sorcery, wild landscapes, talismanic creatures, and queer love. Taylor explores what it means to live in a female body that is not defined by lack, or want, or perpetual suffering, but is possessed by a real and defined sense of erotic autonomy. These poems burn from the inside out with possibility, and there is magic, mystery and reclamation at every turn. In Her Jaws is a landmark debut that extends and deepens the Irish tradition of writing the female perspective, while also breaking new ground. This first collection from poet and critic Rosamund Taylor explores gender, sexuality, identity, neurodiversity, illness, history, and so much more besides – all with a voice that is playful, lyrical, and skilful. Taylor’s poetry has received numerous awards, including the Mairtin Crawford Award (Belfast Book Festival, 2017) and the London Magazine Poetry Competition (2020). Her work has been widely published in journals across Ireland, Canada, the US, and the UK; the Banshee team have been privileged to publish her work over several issues of the journal and are proud to be bringing her debut book to a wider audience.
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