Reclamation Song by Jhilmil Breckenridge
Published 21st November 2019
'[Reclamation Song] explores the role of women in both Afghanistan, India and the UK and refuses to look away. Wide-ranging and ambitious, they weave together the personal, political and the social to examine the role of power and violence in relationships and society. In a poem, where a window becomes a way of looking at the world and the self, Jhilmil Breckenridge writes The window asks me to be present/to witness. She answers this calling throughout this collection, wielding intricate imagery with an accomplished use of form to create a rich and moving collection.' Kim Moore, author of The Art of Falling.