calling this body home by Grace Cohen
by Grace Cohen
Grace Cohen was born in Bristol and began quietly writing poetry in her diary as a slightly out of love, slightly love-handled teenager. This eagerly anticipated (mainly
by herself) first collection tackles relationships between womanhood, the body, and grief, creating a deep landscape of metaphor to get lost in. 'calling this body home' speaks to the soul with a wry humour infused with sadness, refusing to remain quiet any longer.
‘Grace Cohen doesn’t blink when she writes. Her words walk a delicate type-rope, weaving the skill of a poetic craftsman with the intense daring of a free woman. Juicy, joyous, tender and tactile, 'calling this body home' is as real on the page as she is on the stage.’ - Liv Torc