An examination of the ways in which an event courses through the mind and changes it on a cellular level. Through the constant heartbeat of performance rhythms, Shannon takes us inside a life broken apart and rebuilt.
‘By turns smouldering, furious and elegiac, these narratives and monologues clamour with the sound of late night drama, relishing the tones of washed out, wasted afternoons, and revelling in the sad, delicious language of emotional conflicts delayed and confronted. If art is about exploring and escaping trauma, these poems offer a map. Like fellow Glasgow poet Victoria McNulty, Shannon is acutely at home in the disputed borderlands between the personal and political. Fractured is a shattering work, but ultimately it transcends.’ ~ Texture: writer, emcee
‘With turns of phrase that take your breath away and a narrative that grasps you, Fractured is like no poetry I’ve read. It crackles with imagination, delivers twists and surprises and presents a story at once haunting and empowering.’ ~ Imogen Stirling: poet, theatre-maker, musician and educator
‘Shannon has always been an incredible and engaging performer, but reading her work just on the page you can see how well it translates. A lot of brilliant storytelling on offer, all of it so brilliantly done. I can’t recommend it highly enough.’ ~ Tyrone Lewis: poet, photographer, videographer