Fol.cl

 

"at this point,
even a cough
gently encourages
my hair to aggregate
into clumps.
I’m sure it’s never
been this easy to
gather individuals towards
a common goal.
On the floor,
shower walls
-classic spectators
of people
who are falling
apart."

— Excerpt from the poem "air.h" by Viorica Hrincu.

"As women, we're told that it's only acceptable to have hair on our heads, and literally nowhere else on our bodies." — Viorica Hrincu

Poet and scientist Viorica Hrincu is bald. She was diagnosed with alopecia a less than a year ago. Alopecia only affects hair growth and is neither painful nor life-threatening. The poems in fol.cl draw from Viorica’s experience, uncovering a sense of empowerment through loss. Combined with the delicate illustrations of Melissa Soleski, the publication not only deals with societal views on beauty, but also explores the inner and even biological connection between hair and identity. 

Printed with MONIKER PRESS is a Risograph publishing studio that works collaboratively with artists and writers to produce small editions of books, zines and print ephemera. — www.monikerpress.ca