“On Sun Swallowing is a sweet and bloody collection of poetry, dancing in the spaces between skinned knees and red wine, satin and switchblades, rosaries and Dionysian ecstasy. Her writings are haunted by the ghosts of girlhood, god/s, lovers and the landscape of childhood, but Warren is unflinching - she haunts her ghosts in return, with sharp lyricism and cutthroat vulnerability.
On Sun Swallowing explores shadowy emotion, at times in a whisper, at times in a scream. Think: cheap cigarettes, even cheaper wine, and an oath to reach hell by midnight and be home in time for work in the morning.”
Compiling five years of poetry, prose and journal extracts, On Sun Swallowing is the debut release of Australian poet Dakota Warren. Winding through unflinchingly raw snapshots of her youth, Warren’s words are accompanied by original illustrations from Lydia Stone and curated photography from Francesca McConnell, Caroline Dare, Leche de Arte and Clara Slewa.
Credits: Words by Dakota Warren Curation and Production by Kyla Rain and Abby Strangward Editing and Copywriting by Ria Kealey Cover collages by Kyla Rain Cover photo by Francesca McConell Design by Abby Strangward Illustrations by Lydia Stone Photography by Francesca McConnell, Caroline Dare, Leche de Arte and Clara Slewa. Special thanks to Levii Wishart and Karen Lawson Printing: E-Plot Printing
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