Monday, April 16, 2012

LIVERPOOL: Dead Good Poets Society Guest Night – Rebecca Goss & Alicia Stubbersfield

Wednesday, 18th April, 2012, 7.30pm–10pm, £3/£2 pay on the door
The Garden Café,
Blackburne House,
Hope Street,

Alicia Stubbersfield has published three collections of poetry & her fourth, The Yellow Table, is forthcoming from Pindrop Press in 2012. As well as many other places she has run workshops for, &  read at, The Southbank Centre, & Ledbury & Aldeburgh Poetry Festivals. She frequently tutors courses for The Arvon Foundation, The Taliesin Trust at Ty Newydd & The Poetry School, & is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Liverpool John Moores University. 

“These sparkling poems ring true in a shrewd, honest, lyrical voice unfurling the colours of love.”  - Robert Hamburger

“Her world is witty, moving, affectionate and gaudy yet it is a place where the brilliance of the colours is haunted by what lies in the shadows.” – Maura Dooley

Rebecca Goss began writing poetry as a teenager & was a Special Award winner in the 1991 WH Smith Young Writer’s Competition, judged by Ted Hughes. Her poems have appeared in many literary magazines & anthologies including Stand, Ambit & Magma.  The Anatomy of Structures, her first full length collection, was published by Flambard Press in 2010.  She was Highly Commended in The Forward Prize 2010 & has success in other competitions including The Bridport Prize, Mirehouse/ways with words & the Torriano Poetry Competition.  She was awarded an Authors' Foundation Grant from The Society of Authors in 2011, to assist with the completion of her next collection.

"What is remarkable about her poems is that they make the most intimate experiences of love and death both shocking and simple... It is a fine first book" - Jon Glover, Stand, Volume 10 (2), 2011

"This is Rebecca Goss’ first full collection, and it’s a startlingly good beginning. For her the poem’s the thing. When she chooses to write about imaginary situations, she still achieves the tang of truth. This is good, strong, efficient writing, accurate, economical, clear-sighted, from a woman who has her finger on the pulse of life."  - R.V. Bailey, Envoi, 157, October 2010

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