Join us at 6.30pm on 13th October for a triple launch: (O) by Sophie Mayer,Kumkum Malhotra by Preti Taneja and Notes on Sanskrit by Nisha Ramayya.
Sophie Mayer's fourth published poetry collection, (O), is a bittersweet lovesong to zombies, tattoos, lovers and sisters, Katniss and Pussy Riot, Artemis and suffragists. In three parts - I DO, I UNDO, I REDO - the poet undoes herself and all around her in a cycle that takes her back to the start as it comes to an end. Spirited, politicised, contemporary and Classical, these poems bring a poetic voice to the women that have lived in the cracks of history. In her own words: "Nothing - and everything - is sacred in this new cosmogony, beginning again with O.
Kumkum Malhotra was one of two winners in the Gatehouse Press New Fictions Prize in 2014/15, noted by Maureen Freely for its 'beautifully sculpted surfaces and terrifying depths.' As its heroine unravels, the author strips a family and a society bare. In Kumkum Malhotra, set in New Delhi in the 1990s, Preti Taneja tells a familiar tale with startling freshness and an original, exacting style.
We are also pleased to welcome Nisha Ramayya, whose debut pamphlet ‘Notes on Sanskrit’ is published this month by Oystercatcher Press. Nisha recently completed a practice-based PhD in feminist poetics, at Royal Holloway, University of London. Nisha works across various practices and forms – translation, performance, mythology and ritual to test the possibilities of a Tantric poetics. Her work can be found at Datableed, Jungftak: A Journal for Prose-Poetry, Quaderna: A Multilingual and Transdisciplinary Journal, and Visual Verse.
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