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North by Northnorth

Elvire Roberts
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Five Leaves Publications
Published: December 1, 2023
ISBN: 9781915434128
48 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom


In her debut pamphlet North by Northnorth, Elvire Roberts goes off-compass to find the vanishing point towards True North. She treads her way through queerness in all its meanings: eccentric, Queer, questionable, unwell and downright weird. Her poems ask how a person can bear to be in this world and still find true expression of themselves in their complex flux of identities. There is guidance from Daoism and Buddhism, but above all from the natural world, as questions shapeshift to emerge as insects, mammals, cephalopods, birds.

At its heart, North by Northnorth asks how the human animal can move from surviving to thriving.

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