ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: June 8, 2017
The First Blast to Awaken Women Degenerate
By (author) Rachel McCrum
The trumpet sounds.All the monkeys are grooming themselves baldin the zoosWomen slither out from gutters and under streetlampsdown from bedsits, and from behind garden fencesFoil sail unfolding irresistible as empty crisp packetsfrom pub table womenWomen who sink a bottle of red and ragewith wine lips womenRachel McCrum is one of Scotland’s highest profile poets and performers. She was co-founder of cult spoken word night Rally and Broad and the inaugural Poet in Residence at BBC Scotland. She has previously published two poetry pamphlets, Do Not Alight Here Again (2015) and The Glassblower Dances (2012) which was winner of the 2013 Callum Macdonald Award. She performs and teaches UK-wide and internationally and presented her first one woman show at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The First Blast to Awaken Women Degenerate is her eagerly-awaited debut collection.
Rachel McCrum was born and brought up in Northern Ireland and studied at Oxford University. She won the Callum Macdonald Award for her poetry pamphlet The Glassblower Dances. She was the inaugural Poet in Residence at BBC Scotland in 2015.