Parenthetical Bodies by Allison Gallagher

Parenthetical Bodies by Allison Gallagher


Parenthetical Bodies by Allison Gallagher holds you close and says “it’s okay, things are weird”. These poems are about what it takes to be in and amongst bodies, to be loving and empathetic in the internet age, or to survive in a city being slowly crushed under the weight of its own housing bubble. In Parenthetical Bodies, hope glimmers and shakes as Gallagher entwines tenderness and heartache, surfing dogs and estrogen pills. Gallagher’s debut collection is packed with writing that is instantly loveable and as eviscerating as it is gentle.

First edition. Second printing.

Book. Perfect bound. 52pp.

About the author

allison gallagher is a Sydney-based writer and poet. Their poems have appeared in places like Overland, Scum and Potluck Mag, while essays and other writing have appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald, Kill Your Darlings, Southerly and Junkee.

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Praise for Parenthetical Bodies

"Thinking and feeling through the work of Aisyah Shah Idil, Allison Gallagher and Emily Crocker at this particular moment of time, has opened space; activating language, words, grammar, paper and energy with their truths and generosity." - Frankie Hanman Siegersma, Australian Poetry

Read a review of Parenthetical Bodies over at Cordite.

Read a review of Parenthetical Bodies over at Australian Poetry.

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