Lipstick is Always a Plus by Tracey S. Rosenberg
Tracey S. Rosenberg won a 2010-2011 New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust, during which she completed a full-length poetry collection, Secondary, and wrote several of the poems included in Lipstick is Always a Plus. Her debut novel, The Girl in the Bunker (Cargo Publishing), was a Scottish bestseller and selected for Scotland on Sunday's Books of the Year. She's a committee member at the Edinburgh-based spoken word collective Inky Fingers, with whom she helps organise open mics, writing workshops, and the occasional slam. A self-professed literary festival junkie, she's volunteered at StAnza, Word, and the Hay Literary Festival. Originally from Chicago, she now lives permanently in Edinburgh, and in the last few years she's travelled to Morocco, Jordan, and Easter Island. She has a tattoo of a sea turtle. You'll probably spot it. If not, feel free to ask.
“Through varied subject matter and fresh perspective, Rosenberg’s crystalline poems confront and entertain readers with the unexpected.” - Sarah Ream, Editor of poetryinternational.org.
Reviews for Lipstick is Always a Plus:
Andrew Sclater, Sphinx: all about poetry pamphlets:
“Lipstick is Always a Plus is varied in its content, and the poems like lipstick seem to conceal something recognisably universal underneath their surfaces.”
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