The Mechanics of Love


The Mechanics of Love explores the impact of medicine on personal experiences and the human condition. As both biochemist and poet, Victoria Gatehouse is uniquely positioned to examine everything from mechanical heart valves and folklore to her experiences of an 80s childhood and being a mother with non-sentimental, scientific, yet tender scrutiny.

Pearls of deft humour and glistening humanity, packed with lines that sing, excite and generate such warmth. There is a light touch rarely found in poetry that plumbs the depths of human experience. A major talent.

– Keith Hutson