Anna Percy was born and educated in Norwich and has been writing for performance and publication since 2004. She is currently studying for her Creative Writing PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University, with a creative critical project in Environmental Poetry. In 2010 she co-founded Stirred, Manchester's influential pro-feminist collective which organises poetry performances and writing workshops.
Lustful Feminist Killjoys
[Anna Percy & Rebecca Audra Smith]
adult poetry | ISBN 978-0-9932370-4-1 | 74pp | 2016
rrp £8.00 | book + p&p £8.99 | ebook £5.99
New Title Out Now
are killjoys, painting portraits
of tulips in full-bodied growth,
when you ask to see us naked
we hand you an album of flowers."
By turns tender
and intimate, forthright and unabashed, the lustful feminist killjoys explore inclusivity,
equality and identity to combat imposter syndrome and patriarchy.
An eloquent collection about desire and loss from the founders of Stirred feminist collective.
"This collection is legs open and unapologetic, it's warm and echt, a charming celebration of the female experience." - Keisha Thompson, poet, singer & theatre practitioner
"Extraordinary, delicious and passionate. Lustful Feminist Killjoys is a deeply enjoyable collaboration... inviting the reader to re-evaluate their place in the world." - Janet Rogerson, poet
"As bracing as a sharp wind on a bright winter's day. Sexy, funny, forceful." - Dr Rebecca Bilkau, poet & playwright
"This collection is anything but killjoy. These are poems putting women in art, legend, literature, and life squarely in the female experience instead of the usual male gaze. Sexy, stunning, and perfect. Anna and Rebecca's work here is exhilarating - LFK is a necessary book." - Kate Garrett, writer & editor
Judy Gordon reviews Lustful Feminist Killjoys at Write Out Loud.
Cover art by Hebe Phillips.
Love, loss, losing your mind...
Perceptive and affecting, intimate and accessible, Anna Percy's first full poetry collection is a passionate declaration featuring many of her prize and slam winning poems.
"An assured and potent exploration in blue of the littoral zones between city and country, love and leaving; the places where light and shadow lay bruised in each others arms." - Adam Horovitz, poet
"Adventurous and truthful in equal measure and by turns tender, angry, grief-stricken and joyful, sometimes within the turn of a line. These poems will move you and make you think." - Steven Waling, poet & reviewer
"A savage lyricality that lifts the beauty of brokenness and the brokenness of beauty to a transcendence of glorious primary colours." - Dan Holloway, Eight Cuts Gallery
"Full of warmth and insight and connection. This poet sings a deep sexy note, you feel it in your chest, where the heart lives." - John G. Hall, poet
Cover & illustrations by Sarah Peploe.
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