A Recipe for Sorcery



Published by Burning Eye Books.

5 stars (1 review)

Commended poems featured in the Forward Anthology 2018.

Vanessa Kisuule’s second release is a poetry collection with a difference. It is a recipe book for personhood that changes with the whim of the seasons and the political climate. It is a cathartic explosion, an unspooling of long-harboured resentment and a delving into ugly truths. It is a feverish fistful of musings, a comedy of errors, an instruction manual, a broken compass and an overheard conversation in the ladies’ loo. It is at once a celebration of things to come and a mourning of things lost. It is a redefinition of what it is to be magical and otherworldly.

Vanessa Kisuule is a writer, performer, burlesque artist and general empress of blag based in Bristol. She also goes under the moniker Shonda Rhymez when she does rap battles and Nina Nunchucks when she graces burlesque stages. She has won over ten …

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