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Confessionals by Victoria McNulty

Confessionals by Victoria McNulty


Paperback edition of Confessionals 

Fully illustrated by Kirstyn Boyle

“Scotland’s most exciting poetic prospect.”
Darren Loki McGarvey
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Victoria McNulty is a bold new voice from the margins of a divided society. 

A coming of age character piece, Confessionals tells the story of one night shift in an East End boozer, as a young barmaid encounters the devastating consequences of a society riven by poverty, sectarianism and domestic violence,only to be united in activism, hope and raw human potential.

Bold, honest and hard-hitting, McNulty draws on her own direct lived experience as a young mother and worker, shining a light on the corners of society so often neglected by mainstream literature and media.

The highlights of Victoria’s career so far include being part of the winning team at BBC The Social’s Rappers Vs. Poets event at the Edinburgh Festival in 2017 – an event performed in front of a capacity crowd and live streamed to tens of thousands around the world via Facebook Live. Winner of Glasgow’s 2017 Sonnet Youth Slam, she has performed as an invited guest at the BBC6 Music Festival, the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Arab Arts Focus Programme, and the Feile an Phobail events in Belfast, Northern Ireland, performing alongside seasoned poets including Liz Lochhead, Kate
Tempest and Hollie McNish.