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Sylvia Plath Literary Festival
21st - 23rd October 2022
Hebden Bridge & Heptonstall
The blood jet is poetry, / There is no stopping it.
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Sylvia Plath Literary Festival
21st - 23rd October 2022
Hebden Bridge & Heptonstall
The blood jet is poetry, / There is no stopping it.

Eleanor Rees

She/Her

Eleanor Rees is the author of five collections of poetry. Her most recent book is Tam Lin of the Winter Park (Guillemot, 2022). Eleanor is senior lecturer in creative writing at Liverpool Hope University and her research encompasses new-materialist and posthuman thought. She lives in Liverpool.

Tam Lin of the Winter Park, Guillemot Press www.guillemotpress.co.uk/poetry/eleanor-rees-tam-lin-of-the-winter-park

Join poet and theorist, Eleanor Rees to explore how poetry is a kind of magic. Eleanor will discuss how ideas drawn from the contemporary philosophy of posthumanism can enable practising poets to experience their creative process as metamorphosis and transformation. Participants will take part in carefully guided writing rituals which encourage a playful improvisation in response to generative constraints, enabling new visions to emerge, and a poetic voice to become audible which can speak them to the world.

Email Address: reeseleanor@hotmail.com

Website Address: www.eleanorrees.info

Twitter: @EllyRees

Instagram: eleanor.rees.12

Reviews of The Well at Winter Solstice

‘The passage is atmospheric enough to make the reader shiver, its slow syllables pre-empting the clock which, as it chimes the hours, seems in Rees’s phrasing to count the children’s sad, short lives down into the ground. Here the poetry is tender and affecting, while elsewhere the faceless apparitions Rees conjures can be truly chilling.’ – Anna Lewis – Poetry Wales

‘These are poems written in a state of grace, trusting in the infinite wisdom of the universe. And Rees gives us hope that all manner of things shall be well in the end, if we are only able to shift our vision.’ – Rosi Braidotti (from the Afterword to The Well at Winter Solstice)

Full price £8-£10 | Local ticket £5-£8

Digital ticket: £10-£20 | Workshops £12/8/5

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