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You, Very Young, in New York - Hannah Sullivan
'To write a poem as a working-class woman is an act of courage, of resistance. To perform it is a revolution' – Joelle Tayor
“She is a black statue in a whitewashed wooden chair, a dilapidated board house, sitting still till dusk spreads her silk petticoat across the sagging sky and bats swarm into the evening’s canvas.”
"The experiment of poetry, as far as I am concerned, happens when the poem carries you beyond where you could reasonably have expected to go." - Seamus Heaney
"One of our most promising young talents, Jay Bernard writes powerful and sensuous scenes from the metropolis: a teenager flies like a moth, a woman with scissors sings bees. Disturbing, joyous and always surprising.” – Pascale Petit.
"Tempest has forged their own voice, unlike anything else in the mainstream poetry world." - The Independent