It is a genre distorting, disconcerting, dystopia of daughters, single
parenting, love and abuse. From the lyric tenderness of the first kiss,
to a place where poetry borders with reportage and records the experience of
working with groomed girls in the care system.
Darkly humorous, the work weaves working class narratives of fiction,
fact and foretelling, in an intensely readable, page-turning glut of the
collection is in part a response to Nabokov’s Lolita,
to the #metoo movement, and includes poems that explore the story of Shamina
Begum, the Jeffrey Epstein scandal and how Japan treats teenage girls.
Work rooted in word-witchery and the working class, Louise Fazackerley
is a poet from the exotic Northern streets of Orwell’s Wigan. In
performance she explores the synergy between poetry and movement. Her
socially conscious writing makes the ugly beautiful and the mundane