Whip-hot & Grippy is a highly innovative ‘collection of possibilities in a state of emergency’. The first part is a series of long-form and sequenced poems punctuated by recurring muzak, advertising-speak, sex scenes, terrorism, broadcast media, consumption-anxiety, protest, and human-animal relations. The book culminates in more flinching, a multi-part poem first published and freely distributed in an exhibition which news of a military dog, shot in service, with the death of a pet dog.
Heather performed an exclusive reading of Whip-hot & Grippy with sound and video at VERVE 2020 which was simply incredible. We are enormous fans of her work both as a poet and an artist.
Date: 25th April 2019
Extent: 128 pp