The Facebook of the Dead
Published by Red Squirrel Press
Pathology, politics, people. In her thirteenth book, fourth full collection of poetry, Valerie Laws tackles her trademark challenging and surreal subjects with scientific yet moving insight, but also with wit. Speed-dating tortoises, crushes on Satan, new takes on Hamlet and Pride and Prejudice, more of her outrageous sex and dating comedy poems, rub shoulders and strike sparks with meditations on neuroscience and post-mortem photography, spiced with polemic activist pieces for causes like libraries, rhinos, and rape.