About the poet
Selima Hill is perhaps best known for her surrealism. Pierre Reverdy has said of surrealism that...
Portrait of My Lover as a Dress
like a dress, O Lord,
an unknown girl
with crimson lips
and legs like chicken bones
sticks a pair
of kitchen scissors into.
first published in Portrait of My Lover as a Horse (Bloodaxe, 2002), © Selima Hill 2002, from Gloria (Bloodaxe, 2008), used by permission of the author and the publisher
Selima Hill Reading from Her Poems