Meet Miss Dust: mother, child, teacher, cheater, lover, liver, dreamer, enthusiastic coffee drinker and star of this new beautifully crafted book by much-admired poet Johanna Aitchison. Aitchison’s trademark inventive and frequently surreal use of language has, in the words of publisher Helen Rickerby of Seraph Press, “been honed and crafted into this truly unique collection in a style that is utterly her own”.
Johanna originally trained as a lawyer, and changed careers to become a writer. Her published works also include her debut chapbook Oh My God I’m Flying (Pemmican Press, 1999), and her collection Long Girl Ago (VUP, 2007), which was shortlisted for best book of poetry in 2008. Johanna joins the KUPU Diamonds with a special work that will be announced shortly.
Shortly Johanna will leave for the United States to participate in the International Writers Programme at the University of Iowa.
Miss Dust is now available in bookshops.