Get Over Yourself by Leanne Moden
‘There’s something magical about Leanne. Each time I hear a new poem from her it’s like an old friend has come round to visit.’ - Mark Grist
Get Over Yourself is a biographical delve into belonging, exclusion, and the relationship between self-awareness and self-delusion, the rejection of social norms, and the ways in which we accept and question implied cultural rules. Using humour, spoken word poetry and storytelling Leanne takes us through the familiar – teenage rebellion, grief, sex, self esteem and self-discovery in a personal political narrative that always reminds us of the uncertain world we are growing into. The poems in this collection question received wisdom, playfully unravelling the awkward and the bizarre aspects of modern life.
Leanne's poetry is an exploration of human failures and resilience, the things that make us angry, and the things that make us laugh.--
‘Leanne has a razor-sharp eye for detail and a turn of phrase that’ll stay with you. These poems are joyous, uplifting and filled with lines that jump out and grab you by the heart.’ - Jess Green
‘Leanne’s work wraps around your brain like a word hug. It is caring, healing, encouraging, empowering, and full of love. A love born from an understanding of hurt, struggle and oppression, met with wit, wordplay and wisdom. A heartfelt and powerful collection.’ - Dominic Berry
‘These are words infused with empathy and wit, with colour and surprise.' - Shruti Chauhan--