Rebelling for Life, by Sue Hampton

Author: Sue Hampton. Review by Helen Meads

This is a short book: a collection of poetry, short stories and other prose dating from 2019 and 2020. Sue starts with a heart-rending wail at the climate crisis. The first poem, written in a police cell after arrest during the London arms fair, takes us through: her physical sensations; the Meeting for Worship surrounding her (and those locked on with her); the sensations of being cut free; and the response from observers as she’s escorted to the police van. Very powerful.

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