Book cover for My Darling from the Lions

My Darling from the Lions



06 August 2020
96 pages
Imprint: Picador


Rachel Long is an enchanting and heartwarming new voice in poetry.
I loved reading these poems. They are immediate, accessible and necessary, but also joyful, witty and elegant. They tell stories we so much need to hear.
A delight. It takes melancholic, surprising turns every couple of pages, with poems centred around combating body shame, sex and faith.
In My Darling From the Lions, Long embodies through verse at once sensual and breathless the tempo of desire. Here is life as sacred and profane, rendered by a voice so clear it cuts through everything and rings like a bell.