The True Story of Cowboy and Ingénue

(Cinnamon Press/Liquorice Fish 2018)

Moniza Alvi:


The True Story of Cowboy Hat and Ingénue crosses boundaries, including those of sexual identity, cultures and  language. There’s eroticism and adventure here, as well as conflict and sharp pain. Maria Jastrzębska excels at  the ‘borderline’ form of the prose poem and with these linked pieces it’s as if she presents us with an epic in a  small space. To read it is to be challenged as well as enchanted.’

Gregory Woods:

A grittily tender romance that sparks a rare kind of pleasure: the lush austerity of its language has you both sumptuously satisfied and yet longing for more.