"& the midwife then unhitches
oceans from the sky
& I am the blood
of my first blood’s promise"
In an extraordinary debut, Megan Ross writes the uneasy truths about unexpected motherhood and all its emotional detritus. In deftly and experimentally navigating the angst, joy and self-reckoning that comes with the choices and misadventures of young womanhood, this is a collection that brings together the evocative with the provocative, and the feminist with the personal, in a bold and startling poetic style.
Hallucinatory, image-wet, and navigating the eternal tides of spirit and body, Milk Fever is a chimeric dreamscape in which a woman reconfigures, remembers and rebirths herself.
Megan Ross was born in Johannesburg in 1989. She is the author of a book of poems called Milk Fever (uHlanga), and several short stories which have won numerous awards, including the Brittle Paper Award for Fiction in 2017. Megan is also an Iceland Writers Retreat Alum, and currently lives in East London with her partner and son.
I love reading poetry. Any collection I post on goodreads is one I think it worth reading. However, I don't pull quotes from poetry, as I do with everything else. This is because the rules regarding q...