“IMPLODE EXPLODE is dually a delve into the human psyche and a wider exploration of what we mean to the people around us. Trauma and tenderness are expertly laid bare and Gale's work is breathless, rooted, transcendent. It carves its own path through the themes we all think we know and shows us the burning issues that lie beneath. Raw seems an understatement when describing a collection that wounds with such excruciating, necessary purpose.”- Laura Jane Round, Black Country-born performance poet and author of ‘The Coveted’ (Cerasus Poetry, 2021). “...explores a yearning for peace be it in death, in pills, in order, or in poetry. Gale has a talent for making you feel breathless after every poem. One theme I noticed was knowing, in such an unforgiving world, poetry won’t save you but choosing to write anyway. A brave act reminiscent of Camus’ declaration that there’s an absurd courage in choosing to live and proving that the gifted kid who burned out too quickly can still find joy and self-acceptance. Gale is one poet to keep in mind when you’re looking for your next read." – Meaghan Curley, writer of ‘Vulgar Wisdoms’. “This first full collection from Naoise Gale is as blisteringly honest, heartbreaking at times, yet life-enhancing as is her debut. Yet here she digs deeper; her poetry fires and fries the synapses, her words lit by the stark fluorescent light of hospital wings and fizzing with the effervescence of pill-popped pharmaceuticals. An astonishingly mature collection from a vital new voice. “ - JP Seabright: Writer, and Assistant Editor, Full House Literary.
- Publication Date
- Oct 2, 2022
- All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
- By (author): Naoise Gale, Edited by: Beir Bua Press, Cover design or artwork by: Michelle Moloney King
- Interior Color
- Black & White
- A5 (5.83 x 8.27 in / 148 x 210 mm)