Rebecca Audra Smith comes from Gloucestershire, but enjoys being an honorary Mancunian. In 2010 she co-founded Stirred, Manchester's influential pro-feminist collective which organises poetry performances and writing workshops, and in 2015 she competed in the Anti Slam Final Heat representing Manchester, and the Superheroes of Slam final. Rebecca studied for her Masters in Creative Writing: Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Lustful Feminist Killjoys
[Rebecca Audra Smith & Anna Percy]
adult poetry | ISBN 978-0-9932370-4-1 | 74pp | 2016
rrp £8.00 | book + p&p £8.99 | ebook £5.99
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"We 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
"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
"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
Judy Gordon reviews Lustful Feminist Killjoys at Write Out Loud.
Cover art by Hebe Phillips.
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