With scalpel-sharp lyricism and resonant silence, Uzmah Ali's debut pamphlet offers graceful pause for not just reflection, but insight: into the rich yet sometimes painful nature of cultural hybridity, the enduring legacies of historical injustice, and the possibilities of growth held in each eloquent moment.
"tenderhead. is just that: tender. A full spectrum of emotion presented with all the love and care it deserves but so seldom receives. This book blends pain, love, joy, and rage almost seamlessly with a wicked sense of humour that cushions each blow as it comes. It reaches back and forward to depict queer Black Read More...
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Waterloo Press offers readers an eclectic list of the most inventive and stimulating poetry from the UK and abroad. Our beautifully designed books range from lost modernist classics to translations of senior international poets and vibrant collections by the best young British poets around.
Waterloo Press brings radical and marginalised voices to the fore, mirroring the aesthetic value of their work in outstanding book design, including dust jackets; large font; and original artwork for the covers. As we launch our refreshed website, we are proud to announce that LIT UP, our new mentoring and publishing programme for emerging poets of colour, is now nearing completion with nine titles scheduled to appear in 2019-2020. With its diverse and growing list, Waterloo Press breaks down the borders between contemporary schools of poetry, to forge a new poetics based on respect for craft, innovation, and the music of real communication.