Lucia Dove - Say cucumber
Fragmented experiences and memories from Russia and Essex, Say cucumber leads you into a world that slips between the familiar and unfamiliar. Life in Russex, in all its sensory vividness, is grown, stuffed, picked and pickled until what you thought you recognised has been rearranged and changed into something new.
"Say Cucumber [is] a vibrant collection of vegetal poetics from Lucia Dove... bursting with crunchy language, seeded with embarrassment, oozing with a kind of cucumber sap that feels good: good for poetry." - Colin Herd, Adjacent Pineapple, Issue 6 (2020)