Last Night A Beef Jerk Saved My Life - D Mortimer
Please join us for the launch event on 20 May at 7pm
D Mortimer will be in conversation with Isabel Waidner on Instagram Live @Tenderbooks
'Mortimer is one of the most talented writers of our generation and their debut collection proves this. Part essay, part poem, part memoir and part SOS, Last Night a Beef Jerk Saved My Life navigates its thematic scope—ranging from transness, queerness and naming to loving and losing—with sensitivity, insight, humour and bravado. Best thing I read this year.' - Isabel Waidner
D Mortimer is a writer from London focused on trans crip narratives. Their work (essays, poetry, prose, creative-criticism) has appeared in Granta and been performed at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London (Queers Read This, The Kathy Acker Reading Group). Their short story Supermarket Revelations was published in Liberating the Canon: An Anthology of Innovative Fiction (ed. Waidner, Dostoyevsky Wannabe: 2018) and a poem-essay, How To Draw Hands, was published by Warm Yourself by My Trash Fire in 2020. They are currently co-editing a journal on metaphor and metamorphosis as well as being in the final year of a PhD in Creative Writing at The University of Roehampton with a focus on intimate naming within trans subject formation.
The publication is available for pre-order and copies will ship from 25 May.
Copies are signed by the author
Pilot Press, 2021
200 x 150 mm