TOO HOT TO SLEEP by Elspeth Wilson
A5, 44 pages, Black & white printing, Perfect bound, Softcover, 2023
In this brilliant debut collection of poetry, Elspeth Wilson draws on the headiness and sorrow of first love in all its forms to craft a vivid image of a young person learning who they truly are. With a hefty dose of pop culture, this is an exceptional study of youth, queerdom, neurodivergence, and how these qualities exist in a society that is still not quite adapted to their existence. With its casual-yet-poignant tone and frank accounts of identity, Too Hot to Sleep is essential reading for anybody currently feeling trapped by their own understanding of the self.