Eloise Hendy’s debut is a candid collection of poems that are sardonic, arresting and fiercely feminist.
the blue room is dotted with sharp imagery—the heart rate of smashed glass, a dentist with stiff fingers, regurgitating confetti.
Hendy’s brilliant voice seems to relish the role of both salvager and confidante of memory. Retold glimpses punctuate the narrative, from the unpredictability of cyclical relationships to the rhythm of the things we grasp.
Eloise Hendy is a poet and writer living in London. Her work has appeared in Ambit, The Tangerine, and The Stinging Fly, amongst others, and she was recently shortlisted for The White Review Poet’s Prize 2018.
This title is part of the inaugural release of the New Words series – Celebrating independent voices in poetry, fiction and prose.
Launch event: Makina Books and Pages Cheshire Street invite you to the launch of the blue room, split ends and the New Words series at Pages Cheshire Street on Thursday 16 January from 7pm to 9pm. Readings from Eloise Hendy, Alanna McArdle + more TBA!