WE ARE GIVEN
Write Bloody UK's debut poetry release What We Are Given by Ollie O'Neill is an exploration of emotional inheritance, examining what can be passed onto us from our families and loved ones, often subconsciously: be it joy, grief or the messier shades between.
"Reading Ollie O’Neill’s book was an experiment in delight... Get this book. Your brain deserves it."
- Megan Falley, Poet
In this powerful debut, Ollie O'Neill asks what it means to be a woman living with Borderline Personality Disorder.
Navigating a tenuous, patriarchal space, these poems traverse love, anger, mental health, trauma and healing. Written with searing authority, here we find the beginnings of a wholly new and necessary voice.
"As a poet Ollie O’Neil is a time bomb. She is something about to happen."
- Joelle Taylor, Award winning poet & playwright