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Shrinking Ultraviolet

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Shrinking Ultraviolet


Rebecca Bird's powerful, important pamphlet debut.

Shrinking Ultraviolet is the manifesto of one of nature’s wallflowers. Often out of her comfort zone in this fast-paced urban world, forced to navigate private and public issues of gender identity, mental health and depression, this earnest narrative still manages to keep a sense of humour. Punning and poignant, this is a modern book of hope for those who feel inadequate in their lives.

There is a fierce perceptive power at work in these poems; one which is based on experience and translated into an intoxicating range of images and words. Rebecca Bird possesses an individual voice and she has a genuine talent for arresting images. These are poems about love, life, identity and transgender issues. They startle with their honesty.


 Rebecca Bird was born in 1991. She has been published in various magazines and has recently finished a BA (Hons) Creative Writing and English at De Montfort University. This is her first collection of poems.

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