Congratulations to Elinora Westfall and Vine Leaves Press on the release of Life in the Dressing Room of the Theatre, a collection of thought-provoking poetry.
★★★★★ "Striking, cinematic imagery." ~Robbie Jarvis, actor
A woman’s soul is laid bare between these pages, eviscerated, sunk deep between ink and page. Life in the Dressing Room of the Theatre is a meandering journey of a heart both scarred and lonely and fierce and wild as it seeks itself in each new incarnation. It is stitched and pieced together with the blades of grass and faded-yellow ribbons that string themselves through each poem, following the thread of love, through grief and trauma, suicide and rose-tinted memories while traversing the vague and uneven road to self-rediscovery.
Praise for Life in the Dressing Room of the Theatre
★★★★★ “Breathtaking... work that needs to be read and re-read and which I’m sure will be quoted in years to come.” ~Samantha Giles, actress
★★★★★ “I’ve no doubt this collection will become a beloved, well-thumbed go-to whenever we need that deeper connection often lacking on our day-to-day lives.” ~Simone Lahbib, actress
★★★★★ “Striking, cinematic imagery. Achingly beautiful use of language. It’s a remarkable collection.” ~Robbie Jarvis, actor
★★★★★ “Thought-provoking and eloquent. A magnificently written collection.” ~Kate Stagg, poet
About the Author
Influenced by David Bowie, Virginia Woolf, and Sally Wainwright, Elinora Westfall is a lesbian actress and writer of stage, screen, fiction, poetry, and radio. Her novel, Everland, was selected for the Penguin and Random House WriteNow Editorial Programme in 2021, and her short films have been selected by Pinewood Studios & Lift-Off Sessions, Cannes Film Festival, Raindance Film Festival, Camden Fringe Festival, and Edinburgh Fringe Festival, while her theater and audio shows have been selected by The British Library and performed in London’s West End and on Broadway, where she won the award for Best Monologue.
About the Publisher
Vine Leaves Press likes to blur the line between commercial and experimental works. They publish book-length vignette collections, writing reference books, short story collections, memoir/autobiography, and character-driven novels with a literary bent. Subscribe to the Vine Leaves Press newsletter to receive FREE advanced review copies of upcoming new releases, news about their authors and subscribers, and/or to read the monthly opinion column, SPILL IT! or a daily dose of 50-word stories. Learn more at VineLeavesPress.com.