"A precise, pained and wondrous book." --Teju Cole
"This masterpiece of brutality veined with tenderness will skewer you to its pages." --Sally Spedding

Mortal by Ivy Alvarez

More about the book here. Available from Seren.

"Here's a striking new voice to accompany us from Hades to Tasmania, from myth to mother."     --WN Herbert

Ivy Alvarez's first poetry collection, Mortal, examines the relationship between Dee and Seph -- modern-day reinventions of Demeter and Persephone -- and how the spectre of breast cancer affects them.