From the publisher:
In Soft Mutation, people, places and narratives bleed into one another across poems in a way that is both playful and uncompromising. Nicky Arscott's fearless observation, allied with a subtly controlled patterning of sounds, creates a poetry that addresses the raw physicality of the here and now.
'Her sensuality, paciness, characterisation, sense of conviction and fun, are all rare, alas, in poetry, especially by a young person. She is bound to go FAR (though in what direction, who knows...)' – Selima Hill