Secondary | Tracey S. Rosenberg
Starting with the hopelessness of unrequited love, a theme which twines through medieval France, the aftermath of the Russian Revolution, and the cruelty of a Time Lord choosing yet another companion, the poems move to the agonies of cancer told from a myriad of perspectives. Even in despair, though, miracles are found— in gardens and the stars, in the loyalty of dogs and the trust of a man in a Black Watch kilt.
Secondary is the debut full-length collection of an insightful and compassionate poet.
‘Poems that really pack a punch.’—Claire Askew
‘We need more such unflinching compassionate gazes.’ —Jo Clifford
‘Rosenberg’s crystalline poems confront and entertain readers with the unexpected.’ —Sarah Ream
Tracey S. Rosenberg was born in the United States, and lived in Ireland, England, and Romania before settling in Scotland. She previously published two poetry chapbooks and the historical novel The Girl in the Bunker. Her poems and short stories have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including Hallelujah for 50ft Women, Umbrellas of Edinburgh, and Best British Short Stories. She’s won a New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust, three Creative Scotland grants, and a Fulbright scholarship in creative writing. Always happy to take the stage, she’s read her work at events ranging from the Edinburgh International Book Festival to a spoken word showcase at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity to open mics in Pacific Northwest mill towns. She was a field performer at the closing ceremonies of the 2014 Commonwealth Games (and appeared on the BBC for about three seconds, wearing a flower crown and dancing to Kylie). She has a tattoo of a sea turtle, which she got on Easter Island.
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