Author: Amy Lawless
Publisher: Octopus Books (2013)
"Lawless writes poetry that itches; you have to bury your fingernails into your skin and bleed a little to remind yourself not to scratch it."
"While Amy Lawless’s My Dead is not 'just' elegy—in turns it is a tragicomic celebration of life, of sex, of the ridiculousness of a humanity that can be simultaneously affected and unaffected—it is the certainty of death, that longing to speak to the dead and the impossibility of the words to convey or carry our messages, that underpins this startling, devastating collection."
–The Literary Review