Genevieve L. Walsh: Vitriol Works
‘Poetry to make your fists itch’ Joelle Taylor
Geneviève’s last poetry collection (The Dance of a Thousand Losers) was split into two sections, ‘Lost’ and ‘Found’, outlining that everybody fits into one of those categories. This one, written in the 2016–2020 mega-mystery-box of xenophobia and destruction, comes all in one chunk, as now is the time when almost everybody is just terrified. Vitriol Works is a sublimely subversive collection of hard-hitting honesty exploring social and sexual politics, identity and alienation, and searching for meaning within an un-governed, post-Brexit, pandemic-enduring nation.
“As complex as it is accessible, and as passionate as it is nihilistic, this is a work of profound intelligence and insight’ Clare Shaw
Geneviève L. Walsh is a sun-dodging poet, foul-mouthed queer feminist and Aldi Rosé Socialist who began performing in 2012. Walsh founded Halifax’s Spoken Weird in 2013, was a core member of A Firm of Poets until their 2017 swansong and has been a host/curator with Manchester’s Stirred Poetry collective since the same year. They released their first collection The Dance of a Thousand Losers with Flapjack Press in 2017, then debuted and toured their one-person show A Place in the Shade two years later.