It’s been a busy old month finishing off as many things as I can before my maternity leave! I’m pleased to have some new poems published in the wonderful Foxglove Journal of Poetry and Fiction, including Waiting, New Beginnings and Cherries. The Geoffrey Hill Special Issue of Stand has also just been published, which includes my article about … More New Poems, Books, Harrison & Hill
Thanks to Seven Hills Film for the lovely highlights video from our Verse Matters ( South Yorkshire Poetry Festival) event in May at the Moor Theatre Delicatessen! The night included performances from Salena Godden, Kate Fox, Hive Young Writers (14-25s) Kevin Titterton, Angelina Abel with the CORS/PO performance, Mina Salama (Arts on the Run). You can also see clips of the wonderful Jepps Books (Sheffield’s … More Verse Matters – what’s next…
My new book, Epistolarity and World Literature, 1980-2010 is now available for pre-order from Palgrave Macmillan. The book examines the return of the literary letter at the end of the long twentieth century. It asks how authors returned to epistolary conventions to create dialogue across national, linguistic and cultural borders and repositions a range of contemporary … More Letters letters letters!
My poem, Shades, has just been published on the wonderful website, Visual Verse. The poem responds to a striking image by the artist Alejandro Alvarez. Each month Visual Verse offers an image and challenges writers to respond in one hour – and in no more than 500 words. Check it out and give it a go! The … More Shades @ Visual Verse
It was lovely to talk to Hattie from Sheffield Feminist Archive this morning. The Sheffield Feminist Archive project is working with Sheffield Archives to ensure that documents relating to Sheffield’s feminist past and present are collected and preserved for future generations. Hattie was a great interviewer and she has published a blog post about our conversation. … More Sheffield Feminist Archive
We’re running a special Verse Matters in collaboration with South Yorkshire Poetry Festival on Saturday 27 May at the Moor Theatre Delicatessen in Sheffield. Come and join us! It’s an amazing line-up. There will be sparkling poetry from the wonderful Kate Fox Fox (poet), powerful words from national slam champion Solomon O.B (poet), brilliant music from Mina Mikhael Salama … More Verse Matters @South Yorks Poetry Festival
My poem “Yarl’s Wood” has just been published on the excellent poetry site The Stare’s Nest. The site publishes ‘poems for a more hopeful world’ – something we certainly need at the moment. My poem is a palimpsest translation of Anne Askew’s “The Ballad Which Anne Askew Made and Sang When She Was in Newgate, 1546”. It draws … More Yarl’s Wood