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Hot Desk Extract: S C R E E C H

Read Monday, 7 Mar 2022

As part of the Wheeler Centre’s Hot Desk Fellowship programme, Alex Creece worked on S C R E E C H, her debut poetry manuscript.


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S C R E E C H shrieks about in/sanity with whimsy and without apology. Containing a mishmash of collage, angst, masturbation, dreams and dirt, the collection crashes the intersection between clinical frameworks and messy lived experiences. This project wants to be a good, cathartic scream into a pillow. But often, it feels more like ramble-yelling at a brick wall. Either way, it’s screeching about something.

The following poems are an excerpt of Alex’s manuscript.

‘Birth-Controlled Dyke’, ‘Funhouse’ and ‘The Last 37.5mg’ have been previously published in Cordite Poetry Review.

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