Outlandish, Jo Clement
Publication year: 2022
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books, 2022
Jo Clement's first collection confronts Romantic impressions of British Gypsy ethnicity and lyrically lays them to rest. Her poems consider notions of otherness, trespass, and craft. Compelled by a brutal Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller diasporic legacy, 'Outlandish' tenderly praises the poem-as-protest and illuminates a hidden and threatened culture.