Golnoosh Nour – Impure Thoughts [2022]


Read about Golnoosh’s recent Polaris short-listed full collection, ROCKSONG HERE

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         Impure Thoughts

         Golnoosh Nour

         24 Nov 2022

         PBK: £8.50

         ISBN: 978 1 913917 21 0   

         36 pages • 210 x 148 • 20 Poems

         Market: General/trade

         Genre: Poetry Pamphlet

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‘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.


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).