Centre for Poetry and Poetics Presents: Clare Fisher and Gail McConnell
Thursday 17th November, 6:30pm, The Diamond.
Clare Fisher is a prose writer and Lecturer in Creative Writing. They are the author of the novel, All the Good Things (Viking, 2017), and the short story collections, How the Light Gets In (Influx Press, 2018) and The Moon is Trending (forthcoming, Salt, 2023). Their work has been published in six territories worldwide, won a Betty Trask Award and been longlisted for the Edgehill Short Story Award and the International Dylan Thomas Prize. They have taught at Goldsmiths College and Queen Mary University London, Leeds University and Leeds Arts University and currently live in Leeds.
Gail McConnell is from Belfast. She is interested in the living and the dead, violence, creatureliness, queerness and the possibilities and politics of language and form. Her debut poetry book, The Sun is Open (Penned in the Margins, 2021), won The John Pollard Foundation International Poetry Award and The Christopher Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize. She has also published Northern Irish Poetry and Theology and two poetry pamphlets: Fothermather and Fourteen. Gail has made two arts features based on her poetry for BBC Radio 4: Fothermather and The Open Box. Gail is Reader in English at Queen’s University Belfast.
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