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"One of our most promising young talents, Jay Bernard writes powerful and sensuous scenes from the metropolis: a teenager flies like a moth, a woman with scissors sings bees. Disturbing, joyous and always surprising.” – Pascale Petit.
Join acclaimed poet Jo Shapcott in her Welsh retreat as she talks about the pleasures of science and music that inform her work - and the importance of getting up early to write!
Rich and fierce, Sarah Howe's poems are alive to the complex stories and voices that cohere around objects, family and place. . . surprising and moving. . . - EDMUND DE WAAL
Valerie Gillies writes like the wind and jinks like a hare in the fields of language - The Scotsman
'here I am, on the edge of animation, / a dream, a dance, a fantastic construction'. Moniza Alvi
Ecstatic, quicksilver poems, ablaze with originality, curiosity and a passion for words. Ruth Padel
I write because my ink must flow like blood. The written must be spoken. Patience Agbabi
Strands of autobiography, a deeply sensuous ecology of place, historical narratives; the inner world of imagination and the often difficult realities of the postcolonial nation are interwoven in McWatt's bold but carefully worked out architecture. Peepal Tree