Poetry by Eileen Jones
The Facts of Life
At seven years old
shocked when my mother told me
about the mortgage
The first principle of the yoga class
is to slap your mat
on the floor
some pushy bitch
nabs your pitch.
IRON PRESS is excited to introduce a distinctive new voice in female poetry.
Eileen Jones' first full collection The Pale Handbag of the Apocalypse is technically accomplished and full of intelligent wit, skewering the absurdities of modern life. The poems work with a highly distinctive and sometimes satirical or surreal humour.
The author previously edited The IRON Book of New Humorous Verse (October 2010).
Eileen Jones' pamphlet Connecting Flight was published in 2013 by Red Squirrel Press.
Eileen Jones lives in Wylam, Northumberland and is also a playwright. Her play Knives was chosen for production as part of the New Writing North Emerge project.
Published in May 2014
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