‘Riotous and fizzing with language, the poetry of Golnoosh Nour boldly explores what it is to be utterly alive and ecstatically, yet complicatedly, in desire.’ –Richard Scott
‘Impure Thoughts is a dizzying dance through impurity’s several selves. Half bal masqué, half Grand Guignol, Nour confronts the limits of desire with an almost uncanny intensity of focus. Even at their most tender and elegiac these poems tremble with the white-hot heat of libidinal energy and gleam with oracular fury.’ –Fran Lock
Impure Thoughts is a pamphlet of brand new work from twice Polaris Shortlisted author, Golnoosh Nour.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr Golnoosh Nour is the author of The Ministry of Guidance and Other Stories (Muswell Press, 2020). Her full-length poetry collection Rocksong was published in October 2021 by Verve Poetry Press. Golnoosh’s work has also been published in Granta and Poetry Anthology amongst others, and she has performed in numerous literary events, including Stoke Newington Literature Festival, the Poetry Café, and RVT. Golnoosh is a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Reading. She edited issue 80 of Magma and the anthology Queer Life, Queer Love (Muswell Press, 2021).