Format: Paperback, 198 x 129mm, 96pp
Patricia Ace has a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow and her pamphlet First Blood was published by HappenStance.
Fabulous Beast is the outstanding debut poetry collection by Patricia Ace. Already one of the country’s most accomplished performers of their own work, Fabulous Beast marks out Patricia Ace as a leading talent of her generation; a unique voice, impossible to ignore.
Praise for Fabulous Beast
‘Rich and sensual, spare and poised, witty, elegiac… Ace’s range is remarkable, and her writing resonates with a developed lyrical sensibility. The result is an engaging and wonderfully humane first collection of poems. Breathtaking.’ Jane McKie
‘These are poems to enjoy: bold and sensual, moving and humorous. Bursting with energy and delight they draw the reader into vividly observed experiences – of family, of nature and of imagination. In a world where so many poets write about gloom and despair, Patricia’s Ace’s witty, distinctive and unashamedly female voice offers a breath of fresh air.’ Vicki Feaver
‘sexy and sassy and funny. I loved its witty approach to womenhood… these are fresh and often touching poems.’ The Literary Loper
‘Immaculately presented, these poems shine out as finished and meticulous works. She has a distinctive and intelligent voice, sometimes hard-edged and angry, sometimes loving, often mournful.’ The Scottish Review of Books
‘Ace is a poet with talent in spades. Her wit and sense of life’s absurdity are never far below the surface, but if any premise unites this collection it is the unflagging determination of the human spirit and of Mother Nature in the face of worldly trials. An indefatigable chimera of a book, it is aptly a Fabulous Beast.’ Gutter 08