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Paperback 72 Pages / Published: 25/04/2019
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'I am impressed by the boldness, close to wildness, of Jen Campbell's imagination. As well as being fascinated, I take her very seriously.' - Christopher Reid

Jen Campbell's first collection, The Girl Aquarium explores the realm of rotten fairy tales, the possession of body and the definition of beauty.

Weaving between whispered science and circus, she turns a cracked mirror on society and asks who gets to control the twisted tales hiding in the wings.

Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781780374499
Number of pages: 72
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 7 mm


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'Poetry of innocence and wonder. Poetry of darkness and deformation. The poems about girlhood experiences are daringly original.' - Daljit Nagra

'These poems push and pull you, making strange bedfellows of butchery, freaks, and the inner lives of girls. Her roller-coaster of vivid images threaten to tear the paper.' - Melissa Lee-Houghton

'I am impressed by the boldness, close to wildness, of Jen Campbell's imagination. As well as being fascinated, I take her very seriously.' - Christopher Reid

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“A bold look at the inner lives of girls”

An excellent collection. My favourite was definitely Hello Dark. In fact the third section was my favourite little collection. This is definitely a collection i can see myself going back to again and again.... More

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“Atmospheric.”

A very nice little collection that combines the beautiful and grotesque in interesting and original ways. Wonderful language and imagery.

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Stacey at Llandudno

“Beautiful ideas”

What initially drew me to this book was the cover, a bizarre image of an elephant underwater with a flamingo balancing on its trunk. However reading through this collection of poetry I find myself thinking in new ways... More

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