Lost in Books in Lostwithiel are hosting the book launch of A Confusion of Marys (Shearsman Books) by Sarah Cave & Rupert Loydell. There will be readings and performances from Cave, Loydell & special guest, Maria Stadnicka
Doors open at 6.30pm. Free wine & books for sale.
SARAH CAVE is a writer, editor and academic living in Cornwall. She is currently working on a practice-based PhD in Poetry at Royal Holloway. In 2018, Sarah’s poem Untitled (Unwanted) was commended by the Verve Poetry Festival Competition. In 2017, she was poet-in-residence at the Charles Causley house in Launceston. In 2017 and 2018, she was poet-in-residence for the Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival and currently co-curates the festival’s Guillemot day. In 2018 she was a Roger and Laura Farnworth writer in resident in Warleggan. Sarah has published two pamphlets and her chapbook, like fragile clay, was illustrated by CF Sherratt and published by Guillemot Press. She has published two collections of poetry, An Arbitrary Line (Broken Sleep Books) and Perseverance Valley (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press). Sarah’s poetry has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Oxford Poetry, Tears in the Fence, Shearsman and Eborakon.
RUPERT LOYDELL is Senior Lecturer in the School of Writing and Journalism at Falmouth University, a writer, editor and abstract artist. He has many books of poetry in print, including Dear Mary, The Return of the Man Who Has Everything, Wildlife and Ballads of the Alone, all published by Shearsman, and Talking Shadows from Red Ceilings. Shearsman also published Encouraging Signs, a book of essays, articles and interviews. He has also authored many collaborative works, several with Daniel Y. Harris; and edited Smartarse and co-edited Yesterday’s Music Today for Knives Forks & Spoons Press, From Hepworth’s Garden Out: poems about painters and St. Ives for Shearsman, and Troubles Swapped for Something Fresh: manifestos and unmanifestos for Salt.
MARIA STADNICKA is a writer, journalist and PhD researcher at University of the West of England. Her creative writing and research explores socio-cultural trauma, politics, semiotics and the metaphors of the social discourse. She is winner of twelve Romanian National Prizes for poetry and her work is published, among others, by Dissident Voice, International Times, Social Alternatives, Tears in the Fence, TEXT, The Journal, The Moth, Shearsman. Stadnicka is the author of Short Story about War (2014), Imperfect (2017) The Unmoving (2018), Bearings 2 (2019) and Somnia (2020). Further information about her work, collaborations and reviews at www.mariastadnicka.com