The Peepshow girl is the first poetry collection from Marion Lomax. Her poetry is simple but full of deceptive rhythms and beautiful images. You can get a signed copy here. Here is an extract:
Each of us new only to the other
We all lived with someone else
Before we finally came together.
You talk of years in empty rooms,
Of a garden – like this one – gone to seed.
Nettles and honeysuckle choking in turn;
Sharp-beaked birds nesting in the weed.
I gouge out roots and clear the stones.
Work hard, but grow disturbed to find –
Beneath the weeds, a pattern shows
Which, earlier, someone else designed.