Brenna Twohy, 2019.


Swallowtail greets trauma with a force, one determined to relearn self love, it bends willfully into healing to save itself.

Brenna Twohy closely examines popular culture and lays bare its indiscriminate effects on young women. This debut collection plunges deep into the dissection of popular culture, exposing how it can be a mirror into the daily lived experiences of women in America.

Swallowtail evokes a wide range of emotions, from rage, and fear, to uncompromising empathy. Twohy unpacks her experience as a survivor allowing readers into the most intimate parts of her healing, as she uncovers what it means to survive, and then be able to thrive.

Includes poems such as “Fantastic Breasts and Where To Find Them”, “Anxiety: A Ghost Story”, “Another Rape Poem”, and “In Which I Do Not Fear Harvey Dent” that have been watched by millions online.

About Brenna Twohy

Brenna Twohy is a storyteller and an advocate from Portland, Oregon. Her poetry has been showcased on The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Mic, and her mother’s living room table. After representing Portland at the 2013, 2014, and 2016 National… MORE

Additional information

Weight4.4 oz
Dimensions8.5 × 5.5 × .25 in

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Page Count

96 pages

Publication Date

October 1, 2019

Author Hometown

Portland, Oregon



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