About the book
The heroine of Helen Ivory’s poems discovers the mysteries of her family home and casts at her relatives her poetic spells. The origin of these spells lies in a fairy-tale imagination, in a subconscious realm populated by creatures from the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch, or perhaps even in black magic. In Middle Ages, her metaphors could bring her to the stake. Today, when witches are capable of exorcising reality, she might have to pay the price of popularity. This is Ivory’s poetry: medieval stories against the boring, hypocrite bourgeois post-modernity.