V.Press is proud to announce its first title to be published in June/July 2013: The Vaginellas.
Stark, ballsy and all-embracing, the poems in The Vaginellas are in turns very funny, very feminist and very empowering.
The strong distinct voices of these poets – Catherine Crosswell, Jenny Hope, Sarah James and Ruth Stacey – explores the highs and lows of both the male and female body. No intimate parts escape untouched in this delightful concoction of fun, feminism, sauce and seriousness.
Their tight and engaging writing sets mythology, metaphor and belly laughs alongside thought-provoking explorations of modern society, historical female creativity and contemporary cultural concerns.
That this should be V. Press’s first title also seems particularly apt, given Tony Harrison’s eponymous poem V.
None of the language in The Vaginellas is gratuitous, every word serves its purpose – to captivate readers, be it in a lyrical, erotic, fun way, or a reclaiming of historical terms that have been manhandled for years.