An Eye For An Eye For An Eye by Ellen Renton


A poetic evaluation of what it means to grow up a girl, and how this intersects with disability/visual impairment.

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An Eye For An Eye For An Eye explores what it means to grow up a girl, and how this experience intersects with disability and visual impairment. These poems concern themselves with looking: looking back over a childhood, looking again at what’s in front of us, and looking forward to possible futures. They visit girlhood and myth, blindness and friendship. They celebrate the freedom, shame, and awkwardness of coming to terms with our own bodies, and they ask what it means to look different and see differently.

Ellen Renton is a poet, performer, and theatre maker from Edinburgh whose writing has been published in a number of literary magazines. She she has performed at venues and festivals around the UK, is a co-founder of In The Works spoken word theatre company, and is the creator of the one woman poetry show Within Sight.

Praise for Ellen’s work:

‘Chillingly precise poetry’ – Fjord Review

‘A fantastic talent to watch and performs with a natural conviction’ – The Wee Review

‘Renton’s performance is honest, self-aware, and has clear intentions… proves herself as a guiding force to be followed.’ – Reviewsphere

‘The language is rich and rhythmic, engaging and provocative’ – Bouquets and Brickbats