Author(s): Shastra Deo
In its wildness, originality and vitality, this collection announces a distinctive new poetic voice. Like the agonist that binds to a receptor to start a chemical response, these poems conduct experiments with the poetics of attachment, spark and charge. Found poetries adjoin explorations of the limits of form, where the languages of anatomy, etymology and incantation mingle. Together, they craft conversations about fracture and repair, energy, love, and danger.
Shastra Deo was born in Fiji, raised in Melbourne, and lives in Brisbane. She graduated with first-class honours and a University Medal in creative writing from The University of Queensland, and is currently completing her Master of Writing, Editing and Publishing.