Author(s): Melinda Smith
Man-handled, Melinda Smith's seventh poetry collection, includes the found-text chapbook Listen, bitch plus new work from the last three years. Its central concern is gendered violence, both verbal and physical. These poems also extend their gaze to violences perpetrated in the names of colonialism, nationalism and capitalism. It has been called her angriest book yet. Despite this, there are also poems celebrating moments of connection and wonder.