Khairani Barokka’s first full poetry collection, Rope, is a spellbinding and impressive debut, kaleidoscopic in detail and richly compelling. With a meticulous artist’s instinct, these finely-tuned poems ask urgent questions about our impact upon the environment, and examine carefully the fragile ties that bind our lives and our fate to our planet, our ecosystems and to our fellow humans.
Sensual and ecologically attentive, Rope draws on issues of climate change, sexuality, violence, nature, desire and the body. Lush with detail, alert to its own distinct sounds, this is poetry in urgent and vivacious action – intent on finding vivid joy and hope amidst the destruction and dangers of the Anthropocene era.
Khairani read for us at our very first VERVE in 2017 from her single poem volume, Indigenous Species published by the wonderful Tilted Axis Press. It was a wonderful, impassioned performance and wonderful to have her with us!
Date: 7th October 2017
Extent: 80 pp