What Da Cover Says: Horror Sleaze Trash proudly debuts the poems of Thumper Devotchka.
What I Says: I have seen a few poems by Thumper Devotchka in the HST quarterly publications and have liked what I’ve read so far, so when I saw that Thumper had released a debut collection I jumped at the chance of giving it a read.
It is a fine collection, full of self-doubt and insecurity. Thumper comes across as a young person still trying to find their identity, this search produces some touching pieces of prose:
It’s not a funny joke
when you call me bisexual.
I’m not anything,
Thumper’s mental health gets a mention too, how they are told it is all in their head, so many people have to deal with unhelpful comments like that and Thumper’s response is proper good:
Which is the point:
It’s in my head,
and I didn’t put
I have enjoyed this collection, I did feel that it was over too quick and that I might have missed things so I did the sensible thing and read it 3 times. Each time I did spot something I’d missed. Looking forward to what is next for Thumper.