Review published in Magma No. 81 ‘Anthropocene’ 2021.
Buried Gods Metal Prophets (2021) is published by the Guillemot Press, edited by Luke Thompson and Sarah Cave, illustrations and design: Antonia Glücksman. The book is available here.
© Tristram Fane Saunders, The Telegraph, 6 March 2021.
Buried Gods Metal Prophets (2021) is published by Guillemot Press, editors Luke Thompson and Sarah Cave, illustrations and design Antonia Glücksman. The book is available here: https://www.guillemotpress.co.uk/poetry/maria-stadnicka-buried-gods-and-metal-prophets.
You are cordially invited to join us on Tuesday 25th August at 7.30pm for a poetry reading like no other: Kelvin Corcoran with The Republic of Song (Parlor Press, 2020), Aidan Semmens with There Will Be Singing (Shearsman, 2020), Maria Stadnicka with Somnia (Knives, Forks and Spoons, 2020).
There Will Be Singing: Aidan Semmens’s fifth collection of poems moves from the range of the world to the deeply personal, always placing the detail in historical context. Employing a variety of poetic techniques, he moves from the moral ambiguities of empire to the run-in to Brexit; from a reworking, forty years on, of the poem for which he was awarded the Cambridge University Chancellor’s Medal, to the breakdown of language suffered by his mother after an ultimately fatal stroke.
Somnia: included among the best books to read during pandemic by The Telegraph Arts critics, Somnia is a series of dark, surreal fables, often set in war-torn state – (Tristam Fane Saunders, The Telegraph). ‘Stadnicka’s poetics is one of craftmanship, wherein she carefully walks the tightrope of surreal poetic metaphor and the gritty realism of investigative journalism and broadcasting’ (Bryony Hughes, Stride); Somnia is accomplished and timely, built on acute observation and drawn without judgement. The poems focus on the darker sides of humanity, the intrusion on every day lives by the political forces and show solidarity with those simply trying to protect family and survive’ (Emma Lee, The Journal).
The reading will take place on the Zoom platform and it is free. Email email@example.com for the link and password.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Books available here:
Aidan Semmens, There Will be Singing is available at Shearsman Books, Poetry Book Society.
Kelvin Corcoran, The Republic of Song is available at Parlor Press.
Maria Stadnicka, Somnia is available at KFS Press, Amazon, Poetry Book Society.
An opportunity to hear new work as well as fragments from Somnia.
Event organised by Gloucester Poetry Festival!
Registration and further information: here.
Latest book Somnia published this year by the Knives, Forks and Spoons Press was released on 6th April and can be ordered from the following independent bookshops:
Banner Books (Ennistymon)
Book Corner (Saltburn-by-the-Sea)
The Bookshop (East Grinstead)
Brendon Books (Taunton)
Bridge Bookshop (Isle of Man)
Browsers Bookshop (Porthmadog)
Gullivers Bookshop (Wimborne)
Gwisgo Bookworm (Aberearon)
Haslemere Bookshop (Haslemere)
Hungerford Bookshop (West Berkshire)
Lindum Books (Lincoln)
Mostly Books (Abingdon)
Niche Comics and Bookshop (Cambridgeshire)
Red Lion Books (Colchester)
Sam Read Bookseller (Grasmere)
Wivenhoe Bookshop (Essex)
The Woodstock Bookshop
Further information about her work, collaborations and reviews at http://www.mariastadnicka.com.
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