The Vaginellas cover for Poetry LibraryThe Vaginellas was published by V. Press for The Vaginellas’ live performance at Ledbury Poetry Festival 2013.

Stark, ballsy and all-embracing, the poems in The Vaginellas are in turns very funny, very feminist and very empowering.

The strong distinct voices of these four poets – Catherine Crosswell, Jenny Hope, Sarah James and Ruth Stacey – explore the highs and lows of both the male and female body. No intimate parts escape untouched in this delightful concoction of fun, feminism, sauce and seriousness.

Their tight, engaging writing subverts traditional triolet, sonnet, villanelle and sestina forms, as these poets set mythology, metaphor and belly laughs alongside thought-provoking explorations of modern society, historical female creativity and contemporary cultural concerns.

None of the language in The Vaginellas is gratuitous, every word serves its purpose – to captivate readers, be it in a lyrical, erotic, fun way or a reclaiming of historical terms that have been manhandled for years.

RRP: £5 / $8 / €6

ISBN: 978-0992611408

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