Statistically speaking some of you are dead by now and yet I am still living with your words etched down my margins written over with Harry Styles quotes and a spine bent back into place – I have shown my tits to people who didn’t exist solely in the window of sticky imaginings you drive by slowly but I am greyhound-built for racing away and towards candy-floss muffs; my words! garbled I hope you fuck your car.
Elspeth is a Scottish writer and researcher who is new to poetry and feels like she’s always been missing it. In 2019, her work was shortlisted for the Streetcake Experimental Writing Prize, nominated for Best of the Net and commended in a Young Poets Network Challenge. She also enjoys writing fiction and non-fiction, and her current nature writing project Places that Heal was recently long-listed for the Nan Shepherd Prize.