Victoria Keffenick’s latest collection, Eat Or We Both Starve, is a considered and powerful meditation on what it means to hunger and, subsequently, to consume. Keffenick weaves historical figures, literary references and personal memories into her work in a painstaking attempt to examine hunger in its myriad forms – be it physical, sexual, relational or spiritual. At times, the poems are so interconnected in theme that the entire collection feels concentrated into one sharp burst of writing. Yet it is clear that Keffenick’s process has been refined and reoriented, as many of the poems contain a wisdom and strength – the voice of an embodied womanhood.
When illustrator, Laura Darling, took a part-time job at the Dundee International Women’s Centre to support her practice as an illustrator, she had no idea that her experience would inspire her first solo exhibition. The illustrations on display at Verdant Works are a response to the stories she heard at the centre and a tribute Read More