Things Only Borderlines Know is a vivid, vital, and very affecting book of poems by Olivia Tuck. It is published by new poetry pamphlet publisher Black Rabbit Press, which is founded and run by Mab Jones and which aims to publish new, unique, and diverse voices. This is a book that is as profound as it is personal; zings with honesty and energy; is both concise and yet compelling, with striking, often highly visceral, imagery. It is the work of a writer of great feeling and imagination.
Things Only Borderlines Know features a gorgeous paper cut cover, on black recycled card with a red inner paper, and is limited to a run of 100 copies. It contains 20 poems / prose pieces by Olivia. Black Rabbit Press is proud to showcase the work of this brilliant new poetic voice.
£6 + £1 P&P
“In these raw, urgent poems, Olivia Tuck vividly evokes lives askew. This is brave, original work, at once unsettling and compelling.” - Carrie Etter
“You know when you come across the poetry of Olivia Tuck, either in her startling performances, or on the page - you have been struck! She’s exciting, unsettling, truthful, and raw - her poems strut about to confront the world in new and powerful ways with themes of mental health, growing, sex, body image and identity. The speaker is giving us a traumatic-mind-view from a therapeutic seat opposite psychiatrists and parents, tin nurses, Vera, the devil, and from the corner bed in the A&E observation ward - and these poems strike right through us like an 'ECT storm crackling through the skull’. This is amazing work from an astonishingly talented new poet.” - Hilda Sheehan