Blog Tour: Anatomy of a Dress by Juliette van der Molen




Published by Hedgehog Poetry December 16th 2019


Delighted to celebrate the publication of Juliette van der Molen's 'Anatomy of a Dress' (Hedgehog Poetry) today by sharing an extract from this important book!


About the book:


This poetry speaks about the poet’s own struggle and the difficulties that many other women face when making a decision which most men would consider simple— What should I wear today? Anatomy of A Dress explores messages sent and interpreted regarding how women have historically been encouraged to dress, mainly for the pleasure and subjugation of the patriarchy. Poems for this book were written as the final culmination of thoughts and research that developed over a couple of years.


My Hem

my hem is not

the waterline

of marked desire

or intention

it is just

a finished

edge that falls

here

or

there.

it is not

a signal

to send hands

into a

traffic pattern

or to

obstruct.

it is not up

for debate

or

for speculation,

it asks

for nothing.




About the Author:


Juliette van der Molen is an ex-pat poet currently living in the United Kingdom. She is an intersectional feminist and member of the LGBTQIA community. Her work has also appeared in Burning House Press, Memoir Mixtapes, Collective Unrest and several other publications. Her books include: Death Library: The Exquisite Corpse Collection, Mother, May I? and the forthcoming Confess: the untold story of Dorothy Good. You can connect with her through Twitter via @j_vandermolen and at her website www.JulietteWrites.com



Where to buy the book:


From Poet : https://www.juliettewrites.com/bookstore/


Amazon


Hedgehog Poetry Press

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