‘They said we could be
Tall as redwoods
Bright as autumn maples
Bold as monkey puzzles
But to survive
We are learning to be tumbleweeds.
We uproot after each season
Each fixed-term contract.’
“This is poetry that aches with humour and pathos. Wit, courage and righteous ire shoot through each poem, breathing fervent life into each page.” – Kit Caless, Influx Press
“Hannah Chutzpah knows that the personal is political and these poems trace the borders of the body, the bedroom and the open spaces that conspire to keep us quiet. Simple, powerful and evocative.” – Joelle Taylor, poet.
Permeable is the third collection from poet and smartarse Hannah Chutzpah. It is a warm, funny and nuanced collection from a dynamic and seasoned wordsmith. Covering everything from the difficulties of love to mental health and Tetris, Chutzpah paints powerful pictures about the instability and insecurity of ‘millennial’ life. Taking a winding route via hoarding, pet crematoriums and lunar photography, Permeable is a guide for trying to get by as best you can without being an arse.
“Poems full of fire, wit and endless charm. This is permission for all the passionate weirdos, staggering through their tumbleweed twenties.” – Sara Hirsch, UK Slam Champion.
“Hannah’s bread crumbs reveal a city that cages and liberates. A poetic megaphone to fortify your soul.” – Cat Brogan, BBC Poetry Slam Champion.
“She is what every poet with something to say needs to be: on the outside looking in … her titles are so good in themselves you wonder what the poet could possibly add, but she mines the analogies deeply.”- Judi Moore