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Suppose A Collapse



Suppose A Collapse arranges moments between two cities, each viewed through the lens of the other, intimately mapping the interiors of a fourth floor flat in Madrid and the childhood bedroom of a three-bed semi in Belfast. Memoir, poem and essay combine to form a collection of experiences based on the author’s changing relationship with her absent father, extended ‘(non)family’ and mother, while film and art inform the movement between lucidity and a fracturing present. How many times can we fold up our lives into smaller and smaller shapes until there’s no room anymore, only the one that we’re in? 


JOAN is a new publishing project supporting feminist and queer voices–explored through interdisciplinary artists’ writing. A short video, What A Mess, available to watch for one month from 7pm on Thursday 6th May on the JOAN website as part of the book's launch. You can also listen to two sound works, Fizzy Things and Sound of the Underground.


Order directly from the press at Stocked at Donlon Books, London, Good Press, Glasgow and Desperate Literature, Madrid.

'(REVIEW) Still Like Water: Suppose a Collapse by Lucie McLaughlin' by Enxhi Mandija (SPAM Plaza)

'The Friday Critique Review, Suppose A Collapse' by Tiegan Johnston (The Seamus Heaney Centre)

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