Oliver Reed — Hannah Regel
In Hannah Regel’s brilliant collection, Oliver Reed, the figure of the horse becomes an object for language’s brutality and the all too familiar subjugation of women’s voices, bodies, and labour. An impressive hyperbolic pastiche of pleasurable misbehavior guides a girl named Sorry through her own undoing while naming new tools for calculated resistance. ‘Kill the language. Kill it. Get the shovel. We’re making a belt.’ I would gladly do whatever she tells me to do and wouldn’t think of doing otherwise. Regel creates a new order for the ecstatic wreckage of obedience.
– Cassandra Troyan, author of Blacken Me Blacken Me, Growled
Hannah Regel co-edited the feminist journal SALT from 2012-2019. Her writing has been published in Hotel, Queen Mob’s Tea House, Eros Journal, The Scores and Tinted Window, amongst others. Her chapbook of poems, When I Was Alive (Montez Press) was published in 2017. Oliver Reed is her first full-length collection. She is currently working on a novel about misuse. Hannah lives in London.