Friday, 7 December 2007

Celebrated in the U.S. Abergavenny Poet Wendy Mulford Returns to Welsh Valleys Mon. Dec. 10 for Glamorgan Afternoon Readings



(Treforest Campus)

In association with academi literature promotion

Wendy Mulford

Reading her poetry, and in conversation with Alice Entwistle

Monday December 10th 2007

2pm – 3:15pm

Room G311

All welcome!

Wendy Mulford is the author of eight collections of poetry and several works of prose.

Probably best known for her poetry, which started to appear in the mid-seventies, in the context of the rise of the Women’s Liberation Movement, Wendy Mulford was raised near Abergavenny; she spent most of her childhood there and in the Usk valley in Wales.

She now lives in Suffolk having spent many years living and teaching in London and Cambridge.

She has worked inter alia as a croupier, publisher, printer, lecturer, researcher and counsellor, founding, among other things, the influential experimental publishers Street Editions Press in 1972.

Over the years she has given many readings and taken part in numerous literary Festivals in Britain and abroad. She is currently in training to be a Jungian analyst.

Recent/forthcoming publications:

Selected Poems: and suddenly, supposing (Etruscan Books, 2002)

The Land Between: Poems 2000-7 (Reality Street Editions, 2008)

Listening through the nightwood, with Anne Beresford, Herbert Lomas and Pauline Stainer (Orphean Press, 2008)

Wendy’s poetry has been included in Out of Everywhere: linguistically innovative poetry by women in North America and the UK ed. Maggie O’Sullivan (Reality Street, 1996) and will appear in The Shearsman Anthology of Innovative Women Poets ed. Carrie Etter (forthcoming).

It has been discussed in a variety of critical texts, including A History of British Women’s Poetry by Jane Dowson and Alice Entwistle (Cambridge, 2005); her work will also be featured in Alice Entwistle’s forthcoming critical study In These Stones: Women poets writing in and out of Wales (Seren). New poems will appear in issues of Poetry Wales and Artworld.

Poetry by Wendy Mulford:

Poetry :
Bravo to Girls and Heroes – Street Editions, Cambridge , 1977
No Fee: A Line or Two for Free (with Denise Riley) – Street Editions, Cambridge , 1978
The Light Sleepers – Mammon Press, Bath , 1980
Reactions to Sunsets – Ferry Press, London , 1980
River Whose Eyes – ADVOCADOTOAVOCADO, London , 1982
Some Poems (with Denise Riley) – Cambridge , 1982
The ABC of Writing and other poems –Torque, Southampton , 1985
Late Spring Next Year: Poems 1979 – 84 – Loxwood Stoneleigh, Bristol , 1987
Lusus Naturae – Circle Press, London , 1990
Nevrazumitelny – Poetical Histories, Cambridge , 1991
The Bay of Naples – Reality Studios, London , 1992
etruscan reader VII: Alice Notley, Wendy Mulford, Brian Coffey – etruscan books, Buckfastleigh, 1997
The East Anglia Sequence – Spectacular Diseases, Peterborough , 1998
and suddenly, supposing: Selected Poems – etruscan books, Buckfastleigh, 2002

This Narrow Place : Sylvia Townsend Warner and Valentine Ackland: Life, Letters and Politics – Pandora Press, London , 1988
The Virago Book of Love Poetry (Ed.) – Virago, London , 1990, 1998
Virtuous Magic: Women saints and their meanings – with Sara Maitland, Mowbray/Cassell, London 1998

Translation :
The Brontës Hats by Sarah Kirsch (with Anthony Vivis) – Street Editions, Cambridge , 1992
T by Sarah Kirsch (with Anthony Vivis) – Reality Street Editions, London , Suffolk , 1995

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