Alice Burns

Liverpool University Press: 2019 Poetry Launch

This year marks the fifth birthday of Pavilion Poetry, an imprint of Liverpool University Press. Based on-campus on Cambridge Street, Liverpool University Press prints over 100 books per year; specialising in Arts, Culture, History and Modern Languages. Pavilion Poetry seeks to publish the best in contemporary writing, supporting a far-reaching and diverse landscape of women writers in a new generation of boundary-pushing, forward-thinking publishing.

Join them in the School of the Arts Library this Wednesday, the 1st May for the first event in a year of celebrations as they launch three new collections of poetry for 2019.  Series editor Professor Deryn Rees-Jones will introduce the first of their authors including Forward Prize winner, Mona Arshi who will read from her collection, Dear Big Gods. We will also be joined by Dutch poet Lieke Marsman, together with her translator and friend Sophie Collins who will read from their award-winning collection, The Following Scan Will Last Five Minutes, as well as Janette Ayachi who launches her first collection, Hand Over Mouth Music. All three collections offer a unique take on the depths and variations of human experience. From stories of poignant loss, to personal anguish and political outrage, these three women demonstrate a plethora of insightful and deeply felt works of literature to challenge and intrigue the modern reader.

The readings will be followed by a wine reception in the library, with time to discuss the inspiration and thoughts behind the work of the poets and explore their journey with Pavilion Poetry.

For those students interested in taking part in the SOTA300 module with Liverpool University Press in third year, this is a great opportunity to get an insight into how the module works, the type of activities you’ll be taking part in, whilst also having the chance to see who is involved with the process. Members of staff from LUP will be attending, together with authors and literary critics, so students will be able see first-hand the final published pieces as we celebrate another successful year in poetry publishing at the heart of our university community.

The launch will be taking place at the School of the Arts Library at 19 Abercromby Square, 5:30-7:30pm on Wednesday 1st May 2019. 

Tickets are FREE so sign up to register here.

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