Body of Stone
Author: Helen Roberston
Publisher: The Blasted Tree (2021)
A collection of lyric poetry in four parts, Helen Robertson’s debut chapbook is by turns wry, punchy, and heartfelt. body of stone is attuned to the many ways power acts through language, and with self-affirming tenacity, Robertson writes through and against cis- and hetero-normativity to celebrate a queer and trans body surviving and thriving in the face of violence and oppression. A limited edition of 60 copies of body of stone has been printed on granite grey paper and bound into Italian high-cotton paper in china grey.