DURA's StAnza 2021 reviews: Pretty in Pink

Sunday 14 February 2021

Ruth Aylett’s first solo pamphlet exemplifies just what thematic poetry collections make possible. Pretty in Pink examines facets of girl and womanhood, and the pressures to conform to, internalise and perform ideals of femininity, through different lenses of time, geography, class and culture. The collection itself provides a container for twenty-nine poems, fragments of lives and experiences, which resonate with one another, evoking the entrenched nature of patriarchal oppression but also offering glimpses of resistance and hope for the future. Highly political as well as personal then, these poems are also deftly lyrical and imaginative....

This is an excerpt of a review on the DURA website by Lindsay Macgregor of Ruth Aylett's Pretty in Pink. For more information on Aylett at StAnza21, please click HERE. To read the whole review, go to the DURA webpage.