Cover image: Charlotte Hardy
The poems in this collection explore lives behind closed doors. In opening these doors, Rebecca Goss is not afraid to unsettle her reader, revealing danger and desire in a variety of voices. These compact narratives portray a heady mix of sex, fear, longing and revenge, her poems trembling with tenderness and sorrow while depicting people at their most vulnerable and exposed. Her style is succinct, each poem pared to the bone. The people you meet inside this book may be alarming, their lives may veer and freewheel, but Goss’s pen is unnervingly calm and indisputably in control.