Selima Hill has published twenty poetry collections since 1984, most recently I May Be Stupid But I’m Not That Stupid (Bloodaxe 2019). Her work, notably Violet (1995) and Bunny (2001), has often been shortlisted for major British Poetry Awards. A new collection, Men Who Feed Pigeons, will be published by Bloodaxe in 2020, or 2021. Poems from Fridge will appear in a subsequent collection. Selima lives, and has lived for forty years, in Dorset.

‘I take what the world throws at me, and spin, twist, skim, fly, flip, throw it back.’

Selima Hill



Fridge – Selima Hill

The interweaving of images and phrases – the eponymous fridge, a goose, a sack, a jug, the urge to cry, shame at crying (‘why can’t I be cool… like orange snow’) – come together with astonishing cumulative power to evoke the way grief continually feeds on itself, fuelled by new losses and remembered pains, as the poet addresses their parents, the suicides of friends, and their own need to mourn, however incompletely and inadequately.
Will Harris

£6 inc P&P (UK)

ISBN 978-1-909632-10-3
Wire bound pamphlet, 36pp including cover.