The ‘Fit of Passion’ Archive: the performance poems #4

Two more pieces from the ‘Fit of Passion’ show. My ‘Bitchpoem’ always made an impression. I performed it regularly between the time of writing (around 1986) and throughout the 1990s. Oddly enough, I found both men AND women responded well to it. Over the years it’s been published in my own books, and in literary and […]

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The ‘Fit of Passion’ Archive: the performance poems #3

Two more back to back performance poems. ’My Sister Has a New Set of Breasts’ was my early 1990s response to the increasing normalisation of plastic surgery being done to perfectly healthy, functional bodies. It poses the question, ‘If our bodies aren’t perfect in the way society currently envisions that notion, are we therefore unloveable?’ […]

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