Pavilion Poets launch with Sarah Corbett, Emily Hasler and Alice Miller. 5.30pm, School of the Arts Library, 19 Abercromby Square. Introduced by Pavilion Press editor, Professor Deryn Rees-Jones (University of Liverpool, English).
Sarah Corbett has published five books of poetry, A Perfect Mirror (Pavilion Poetry/Liverpool University Press, 2018), the verse-novel, And She Was (Pavilion Poetry/Liverpool University Press, 2015), Other Beasts (Seren Books, 2008), The Witch Bag (Seren Books, 2002), and The Red Wardrobe (Seren books, 1998), shortlisted for The Forward and T.S. Eliot Prizes. The poem, 'A Perfect Mirror', draws on Dorothy Wordsworth's Grasmere Journal, and is part of a collaborative exhibition with the visual artist Zoe Benbow, 'Dorothy's Colour', on show at The Poetry Cafe, London, from 23rd April 2018. Sarah is an Eric Gregory Award recipient, one of the first poets to graduate from UEA's MA in Creative Writing, and holds a PhD in Critical and Creative Writing from Manchester University. Her essay on 'Sylvia Plath in Bronte Country' is forthcoming in a new collection of essays on Plath in Context from Cambridge University Press. Sarah teaches Creative Writing for Lancaster University and lives in the Calder Valley, West Yorkshire.
Emily Hasler was born in Suffolk. She has lived in the Lake District, rural Kent and London, ending up on the Essex-side of the river Stour. She has been a Hawthornden Fellow and received an Eric Gregory Award in 2014. A pamphlet, Natural Histories, was published by Salt in 2011. The Built Environment (Pavilion Poetry) is her first full-length collection.
Alice Miller is a writer from New Zealand living in Berlin. She is the author of Nowhere Nearer (Pavilion & Auckland University Press), which is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and The Limits (Shearsman & Auckland University Press). Alice is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the International Institute of Modern Letters. She has received the BNZ Katherine Mansfield Award, the Royal Society of NZ Manhire Prize, a Glenn Schaeffer Fellowship, and has travelled to Antarctica courtesy of Antarctica New Zealand. Blaue Stunde, an edition of her poems with a German translation, was published by Edition Solitude in 2016.
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