Body Voices


Cover image by Steven B Smith –

Body Voices by Kevin Reid

Crisis Chronicles Press, February 2013

Short listed for the Saboteur Awards 2013 – Best Poetry Pamphlet

“In his collection, Body Voices, Kevin Reid dissects the body using a variety of voices to expose and explore how it is at once connected to its own past and to the external world, how each separate voice depicts both functionality and experience. Reid’s poems appear personal yet each body part has its own distinctive story ranging from childhood memories to social commentary, from the organic to the cerebral. They are full of thoughtfulness, presence and wit. They are full of the senses, the transitions our bodies and lives experience, our ever dissolving yet expanding path from birth to death. They are brave and clever and they will prompt you to re-examine your own relationship with your body, your past and your place in the world. This is a living collection of poetry and I recommend you read it.”

Gillian Prew, poet, author of In the Broken Things and The Idea of Wings

“Kevin Reid’s Body Voices is an inventive, whimsical look at the body poetic. This series of candid and wry reflections offers a delightfully fresh perspective on learning to feel comfortable in the skin we are in. These pages reveal a weary, scarred, weathered and absolutely real body examined part by part and systematically stripped of any artifice or pretense: the poet stands before us naked and unashamed, imparting courage and wisdom in the process. Body Voices is unflinching, artful, guileless, and eminently worth reading.”

Eyes  from Body Voices  read by Kevin 

Ears  from Body Voices  read by Kevin

Mouth  from Body Voices  read by Kevin 

Stomach from Body Voices read by Kevin