Poet Rachel Long’s debut collection is threaded with the learning and unlearning of shame, the body, sex, faith, Blackness, lineage, prophecy and healing.


My Darling from the Lions, is a beautiful and expansive archive of growing up in London as a young mixed heritage woman.


The poet’s strong, soulful, wise and weary voice sings through the collection with striking confidence – these are poems for now, and poems you will be desperate to press into the hands of others.


Long is an essential and dazzling voice in contemporary poetry.

My Darling From the Lions