Cutting the Green Ribbon - Katy Wareham Morris
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"In Cutting the Green Ribbon, real-life contemporary experience is interspersed with the imagined voices of famous women, creating a multi-facetted and powerful collage of what it is to be woman. I’m reminded of the feminist slogan ‘The personal is political’, as vivid and startling imagery both strips bare and re-dresses notions of ‘femininity’. Even the language is alive, tantalising and tricky. Words and form interact playfully, and provocatively, in poems that are in turn tender and sharp, thought-provoking and paradoxical. This collection is hard, hungry, passionate."
- Sarah James
"Prepare yourself for this fast, furious, eminently female, visceral, sexy, brash, brave, experimental, roller-coaster of a poetry collection. I know of nothing else like it. This poet has found her own dark courageous, bold-as-brass voice. Brava!"
- Deborah Alma
Katy is a writer and lecturer in Media and Culture, based in the West Midlands, UK. She has a particular interest in gender and queer studies, identity politics and digital humanities. Her debut pamphlet was a poetry duet entitled, Inheritance published by Mother’s Milk Books and was launched at this year’s Ledbury Poetry Festival. Katy & Ruth Stacey received an award for the Saboteur Awards Best Collaborative Work Inheritance (Mothers Milk 2017 in May 2018. Her poems have also featured in the webzines I am not a silent poet and Ink, Sweat and Tears. Katy is also the Birmingham, UK Branch Leader of the Women’s Equality Party, of which she was a founding member.