Saturday 26 May, 6.10pm – 7.45pm
presented by Guillemot Press
Amy McCauley lives, performs and writes in Manchester. Amy won a Northern Writers’ Award (2016) and is Editor of Creative Response for MAI: Journal of Feminism and Visual Culture. Amy’s debut book of poetry ‘Oedipa’ – a reimagining of the Oedipus myth – is published by Guillemot Press.
Aaron Kent is a poet/writer from Cornwall, and recently had a verse-novella published by zimZalla (Subsequent Death). He has a pamphlet due out mid-2018 with Knives, Forks, and Spoons Press (Tertiary Colours), an experimental plamphlet due out in 2018 with Dostoyevsky Wannabe (The Rink), and a collection of travel poetry around his home-county of Cornwall with photography by WIlliam Arnold due out late-2018 with Guillemot Press (The Last Hundred). He was called 'a British force' by The Kenyon Review, and 'frenetic and fine-tuned, raw and refined, excoriating and exhilarating' by Man-Booker Prize nominated author Wyl Menmuir. Aaron lives in Cornwall with his wife and their baby daughter.
Vahni Capildeo's sixth full-length book and tenth publication, Venus as a Bear (Carcanet, forthcoming 2018; Poetry Book Society Summer Choice) builds on a love of 'it-ness', and is inspired by Francis Ponge and Gertrude Stein. It follows Seas and Trees (Recent Work Press, 2017) and Measures of Expatriation (Carcanet, 2016; Forward Poetry Prize Best Collection; T.S. Eliot Prize nomination). She is interested in multilingualism, memory, and place. Current collaborations include intersemiotic translation with Chris McCabe and feminist theatre with Sophie Seita. She is a Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow in Poetry at the University of Leeds.