Published by The Emma Press
In Trouble, Alison Winch explores the experience of relationships: familial, sexual and spousal. She examines what it’s like to care for, long for, and leave, and takes the reader in and out of the smells and textures of gardens, gambling dens and medieval pilgrimages, moving between grief and lust and humour.
The pamphlet features a sequence inspired by Alisoun from ‘The Miller’s Tale’ in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, as well as a sequence set on the couch of an 18th century marriage counsellor. Wenches, arses, and nightingales abound.