|Dawn Morgan reading at the London launch of |
Blood and Other Elements
Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch, Kathy Miles, Dawn Morgan and Ros Hudis will be reading with Gillian Clarke and if you are unable to make it you can order their recent pamphlets here (post free).
Kathy Miles in her pamphlet Inside the Animal House explores an anthropomorphic world where the lines are blurred. From a female praying mantis with a conscience, to a pig reflecting on its own execution, the sequence presents different viewpoints relating to the human/animal experience.
In Blood And Other Elements, Dawn Morgan finds poetry in the viscera of human life – and in particular its rich, audible contrasts: from gluttony to hunger, love to grief, fire to ash, and from the gurgling sound of plenty to the hollow knocking that remains when life and abundance fade away.
Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch’s poetry collections have been shortlisted for Wales Book of The Year (Not in These Shoes, Picador 2008), The Roland Mathias Prize (Banjo, Picador 2012) and The Michael Marks Award (Lime & Winter, Rack Press 2014). Her latest Rack pamphlet is Ling Di Long (Rack Press, 2018) and she also contributed to the recent Rack Press pamphlet Speaking Again: poems for International Women’s Day alongside Michèle Roberts, Martina Evans and Denise Saul.
Ros Hudis’ pamphlet Terra Ignota explores the shifts in perceptual boundaries when
we are swung away from a known and comfortable reality into one that is darker and unmapped. Such 'ruptures’ or dislocations are themselves metaphors for the way poetry can shock us into unexpected re-imaginings of our interior and exterior terrains.