Pessimism Is For Lightweights

Salena Godden


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  • Rough Trade Books
  • 2018
  • ISBN 9781912722136
  • 36 pages
  • Softcover
  • 21 × 14.5 × 0.5 cm


Third Edition

A collection of 13 pieces of courage and resistance, this is work inspired by protests and rallies. Poems written for the women’s march, for women’s empowerment and amplification, poems that salute people fighting for justice, poems on sexism and racism, class discrimination, period poverty and homelessness, immigration and identity. This work reminds us that Courage is a Muscle, it also contains a letter from the spirit of Hope herself, because as the title suggests, Pessimism is for Lightweights.

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