The poems in Into Eros consider the dangers for women in risking desire, and they tell a story about nature, trauma, and healing. Here, pumpkin flowers, poison sumac, and apple blossoms are as much persons as women are, and their experience are parallel but different. These poems register the value of love after violence. Not possessing or dominating but dwelling with people, with nature – this at last might lead to freedom, and joy.
‘Brigley bravely confronts what it is to be a woman in a world that sees women as prey’ – Maggie Smith, author of Goldenrod & Good Bones
Date: 14th Oct 2021
Extent: 32 pp