About the BookThese poems were conceived behind the retail counter of a bookshop, during loud and late night conversations, nurtured in the befuddlement of the morning after the night before. They were born into the sticky floored pubs of Edinburgh, nourished in the shower, washing off loud socialising and self discovery. Each poem picked from life as it becomes both more painful and hilarious.
Iona Lee, born in Edinburgh in 1996 and raised in East Lothian by two theatre actors, is a poet, visual artist and performer. Iona fell into the spoken word scene when she was seventeen and, in 2016, won the title of Scottish Slam Champion. Iona has performed at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, StAnza and Glastonbury. She is currently an illustration student at the Glasgow School of Art and fronts a band called Acolyte.