martes, 7 de julio de 2015

THE MOTION by Lucy K Shaw

-- a review by José María Martínez




Lucky readers who have enjoyed Gabby Bess' forthcoming poetry collection 'Post Pussy' on its Spanish first edition —'Post Coño' by El Gaviero Ediciones, 2015— may find its best match in 'The Motion', Lucy K Shaw's printed debut after so successfully founding and curating the Shabby Doll House as online publisher.

'The Motion' is a collection of previously publised and upublished texts that covers Lucy's distinctive tiny narratives in a series of Twitter-like pieces in addition to some confessional and moving short stories. Her writing stands by itself, but it could —and probably should— be read along with her close friend's poetry book. They share the same cities and locations and have a similar taste for art, literature and feminism. Gabby herself is mentioned in the texts, as we join with them outside Sylvia Plath's home. Lucy is present on 'Post Coño' on return.

They both are these young women who are fighting for their standing place in this men's world. They want to be the artist themselves, not the artist's subject nor the artist's girlfriend. They want to read books actually writen by women, not by men in feminine disguise. Lucy also narrates her dissapointing experiences in search of economic freedom —the real freedom, maybe. We accompany her homeless journey through London, Toronto, New York and the Internet as a single and unemployed British girl. Its adversaries take the shape of statues that simbolically act as tokens of posthumous fame.

But this girl has the Motion inside her spirit, that kind of Earth's motion that is called 'revolution'. 'The Motion' (421 Atlanta, 2015) is a contemporary little book that starts in a very gloomy mood only to reach a promissory open-ending in Berlin. Enjoy 'The Motion' as well!!!