"In taut, precise language, Susan Darlington finds both gothic horror and lusciousness in the world around her. Crammed into display cases and confined in doll's houses, the poet's persona conveys the same brave emancipation of Ibsen's Nora, and - like her - will leave you looking at the world with fresh eyes."

- Hannah Stone, author of "Reflections: A Poet-Theologian In Lockdown Leeds" (Maytree Press)


"Like a doll’s house, this neat, playful chapbook gives us the world in miniature. Only the wall is off. These poems expose the reader to the elements of Susan Darlington’s lucid imagination, vining the body of the speaker to the non-human world and illuminating what natural cycles can transform. Traumatropic Heart is a bewitching read.”

- Becky Cherriman, author of "Empires Of Clay" (Cinnamon Press)


About the Author


MP Armstrong is a disabled queer writer from Ohio, studying English and History at Kent State University. Their work appears in forthcoming in Perhappened, Prismatica Magazine and Hominum Journal, among others, and their debut chapbook 'who lives like this for such a cheap price?' is published with Flower Press (2021). Find them online at @mpawrites and at https://www.mpawrites.com



Page numbers: 29

Publication date: September 2021

ISBN: 978-1-8380228-5-3

Genre: Poetry

Cover Art & Design: Haley Jenkins

Traumatropic Heart by Susan Darlington EBOOK