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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.

Martha Sprackland

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Martha Sprackland is an editor, writer and translator from the north of England. She was co-founder–editor of Cake magazine, and is a co-founding editor of multilingual arts zine La Errante and the independent publishing house Offord Road Books. In 2021 she was also appointed poetry editor for CHEERIO Publishing. She has translated poetry by Ana Gorría (Ciclo, Debacle Ediciones, 2020), Verónica Viola Fisher (Temporary Archives: Poems by Women of Latin America, Arc, 2022) and Gladys Mendía (PTC/Ledbury, 2020), and fiction by Sara Mesa (The White Review, 2021). In 2021 she was shortlisted for the Peirene–Stevns Translation Prize. Following two pamphlets, Glass As Broken Glass (Rack, 2017) and Milk Tooth (Rough Trade Books, 2018), Martha’s debut collection of poems, Citadel (LUP, 2020) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Costa Poetry Award and the John Pollard International Poetry Prize. She is currently writing fiction.

Website Address: www.marthasprackland.co.uk

Twitter: @mj_sprackland

Instagram: @marthasprackland

‘The most arresting book that I’ve read this year … I’ve returned over and again to this little work of perfect art: the language is so lithe, exact and rich; the painterly images such a joy; the sensibility so fine and rare. Citadel has a careful, agile, flowing structure: many poems in the voice of a sixteenth-century Spanish queen, and others in Sprackland’s own. Her luxuriant conjuring eloquence about objects, places and emotion reminds me of Elizabeth Bishop’s.’ Richard Davenport-Hines, ‘Books of the Year’, the TLS

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