Teeth in the Back of my Neck

Teeth in the Back of my Neck


'This is a courageous, arresting debut from a poet to watch.' Independent
'A vital contribution to literature' HUCK

Chosen as one of Bustle's Best Debut Books of 2021
Chosen as one of Glamour's 'best poetry books'

An arresting debut collection about identity, ancestry and history, from a young poet selected as an inaugural winner of the #Merky Books New Writers' Prize, dedicated to discovering the best writers of a new generation.

Written with profound depth and insight, the poems in Teeth in the Back of My Neck explore the joys, the confusions and the moments of sadness behind having one's history scattered around the globe ­- and the way in which your identity is always worn on your skin, whether you like it or not.

Bristling with tension and beautifully realised, Monika Radojevic's impressive debut collection is an introduction to one of the most exciting and impressive poets of her generation.


  • This is a courageous, arresting debut from a poet to watch.

About the author

Monika Radojevic

Half-Brazilian and half-Montenegrin, Monika Radojevic was born and raised in London. She has a master's in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and works in the political sector on women's rights and gender equality. She writes to make sense of life. This is her first collection.
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