Longbarrow Press reading with Nancy Gaffield and Mark Goodwin
Performance Lab, Sheffield Hallam University, Arundel Gate, Sheffield S1 2LQ
Saturday 18 May
£8 / £6 concessions (in advance or on the door)
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Sheffield-based publisher Longbarrow Press presents a unique collaborative
performance by two poets whose new collections explore themes of movement and mapping.
Nancy Gaffield’s Tokaido Road (CB editions 2011) was nominated for the Forward Best First Collection Prize and was awarded the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize that year. Her second collection, Owhere (Templar 2012) won a Templar Poetry Pamphlet Award.
Subsequent poetry publications include Continental Drift (Shearsman 2014) and the chapbook Zyxt (Oystercatcher 2015), and a libretto, Tokaido Road: A Journey after Hiroshige (Shearsman 2014). Meridian (2019), a long poem based on her pursuit of the Greenwich Meridian Trail, is her first collection with Longbarrow Press.
Mark Goodwin is the author of several collections of poetry, including Else (2008), Back of A Vast (2010), Layers of Un (2012), House at Out (2015) and All Space Away and In (2017), all from Shearsman, and Shod (Nine Arches Press), winner of the 2010 East Midlands Book Award. Steps, a category finalist for the 2015 Banff Mountain Book Competition, was his first full collection with Longbarrow Press. His new book with Longbarrow, Rock as Gloss (2019), comprises poems and fictions that enact a dialogue with the culture and literature of climbing and fell-walking, speaking to (and through) Menlove Edwards, Ted Hughes, Coleridge and others.