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We Need to Talk by Agnes Török

by Agnes Török


If I could write just one poem about sexual violence
it would be this:
The victim.

We Need To Talk is a poetry collection on sexual violence, survivorship and solidarity. We Need To Talk instead looks at gender-based violence structurally, taking Agnes's own experiences as a starting point to discuss the normalization of sexual violence in contemporary society. Agnes pulls no punches in this frank and honest collection, and she is right. We do need to talk about this.

Agnes Torok is an award winning spoken word artist and spoken word theatre writer. She is an author and TED speaker. A workshop leader and poetry event organiser. Torok has been invited to perform on four continents and has toured internationally in two languages. Having headlined international poetry festivals, arts festivals and science festivals, Torok is regularly invited to lecture at universities and schools about the topics closest to her heart: mental health and gender-based violence.

10% of book sales go to Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support