Rosie Garland’s enthralling new poetry collection, What Girls Do in the Dark, invites us to leap into deep space. Rooted in the realm of gothic imagination, mythology and the uncanny. It contains magnitudes and magic, feminist fables starstruck with science and astronomy.
Like comets, these dazzling poems explore containment and liberation, asking what it means to dismantle expectations, escape the drag of gravity and blaze your own path with ‘strangeness that makes you strong’. ‘Garland is a real literary talent: definitely an author to watch.’ – Sarah Waters
Date: 15th October 2020
Extent: 72 pp