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Thu, 28 Sept



Hyena! Returns!

Launch of ‘a disgusting lie’ Readings by Fran Lock, Jennifer Cooke, Ágnes Lehóczky and Lotte L.S

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Hyena! Returns!
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Time & Location

28 Sept 2023, 18:00 – 20:00

London, 183 Bow Rd, Bow, London E3 2SJ, UK

About the Event

Presenting the incredible lineup of Fran Lock, Jennifer Cooke, Ágnes Lehóczky, and Lotte L.S. We're thrilled to unveil the latest works: Fran Lock's 'a disgusting lie' and Lotte L.S.'s This Energy Wasted By Flight, both recently published by Pamenar Press. Join us!

Jennifer Cooke is a London-based poet and Reader in Contemporary Literature and Theory at Loughborough University, UK. Her poetry can be found online, in print, and in anthologies such as Out of Everywhere 2: Linguistically Innovative Poetry by Women in the US and the UK, ed. Emily Critchley (Reality Street, 2015). She is the author of Apocalypse Dreams (Sad Press, 2015) and *Not Suitable for Domestic Sublimation (Contraband Books, 2010). Her academic work also engages with contemporary poetry, most recently by Andrea Brady, Rob Halpern, Vanessa Place, and Sophie Robinson.

Fran Lock is the newly appointed Judith E. Wilson Poetry Fellow at Cambridge University for 2022-23, currently exploring feral subjectivity through the lens of the Cambridge University Library Bestiary. She is the author of numerous chapbooks and ten poetry collections. Her most recent chapbook is Forever Alive (Dare-Gale Press, 2022), and her most recent collections are Hyena! Jackal! Dog! (Pamenar Press, 2021), White/ Other (87 Press, 2022), which was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and Hyena! Hyena! (Poetry Bus Press, 2022). A collection of essays on the subject of the feral will be forthcoming from Out-Spoken Press in 2023. Fran is an Associate Editor at Culture Matters, and member of the new Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry. She edits the Soul Food column for Communist Review. She currently pinballs between Cambridge and Kent with her beloved pit bull and eternal muse, Manny.

Ágnes Lehóczky's poetry collections published in the UK are Budapest to Babel (Egg Box Publishing, 2008), Rememberer (Egg Box Publishing, 2012), Carillonneur (Shearsman Books, 2014) and Swimming Pool (Shearsman, 2017). She has also three full poetry collections in Hungarian published in Budapest: Ikszedik stáció (Universitas, 2000),Medalion (Universitas, 2002) and Palimpszeszt (Magyar Napló, 2015). She is the author of the academic monograph on the poetry of Ágnes Nemes Nagy Poetry, the Geometry of Living Substance (2011). She was winner of the Jane Martin Prize for Poetry at Girton College, Cambridge, in 2011. Her pamphlet Pool Epitaphs and Other Love Letters was published by Boiler House in May 2017. She co-edited major international anthologies: the Sheffield Anthology; Poems from the City Imagined (Smith / Doorstop, 2012) with Adam Piette and recently The World Speaking Back to Denise Riley (Boiler House, 2017) with Zoë Skoulding and Wretched Strangers (Boiler House, 2018) with J. T. Welsch. She is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, Programme Convenor of the MA in Creative Writing and Director of the Centre for Poetry and Poetics at the University of Sheffield. Her new collection Lathe Biosas, or on Dreams & Lies, part of a larger project was published by Crater Press in 2023.

Lotte L.S. is a poet living in the town of Great Yarmouth, England. Her writing includes a pamphlet with Tripwire, titled, A town, three cities, a fig, a riot, two blue hyacinths, three beginnings, five letters, a "death", two solitudes, façades, four loose dogs, a doppelgänger, a likeness, three airport floors, thirty-six weeks...; translations of the Moroccan poet and Marxist feminist Saïda Menebhi, who died on hunger strike in prison in 1977, with See Red Press; and shorter self-published pamphlets of poetry such as untitled (Iceland), and TWELVE DAYS OF 21st CENTURY RAIN. From 2020, she ran the poetry reading series no relevance in Great Yarmouth, and founded red herring press, to print, publish and distribute local writing in the town.


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