Domestic Damage — Jenny Morris
In Domestic Damage, Jenny Morris explores a range of dysfunctional environments, strange relationships and experiences on the margins. Her work is lyrical, her imagery compressed and precise and her observation razor-sharp. The results are intelligent poems that see life sideways, that are not afraid to look into the shadows and the dark, but always with a compassionate gaze. Imaginative and poignant, but never sentimental; unflinching in the face of the gruesome, but never gratuitous, this is poetry that questions and reveals without judging; a mature and accomplished collection.
Jenny Morris writes poems and fiction. Her work has been widely published. After living in many different places in UK and abroad, she settled in Norfolk. Her previous collections are Urban Space, The Sin Eater, Lunatic Moon and Somnambulist. Her pamphlet Keeping Secrets won the Cinnamon Press pamphlet prize. Her debut novel, Borderlines, is due out with Cinnamon in November.