The Following Scan Will Last Five Minutes – In Conversation with Lieke Marsman and Sophie Collins

A work of poetry, social criticism and autobiography, Lieke Marsman's The Following Scan Will Last Five Minutes is an honest and dryly comic account of a period in the author’s life that elides pretension in search of autonomy and self-knowledge. Beautifully translated by the poet Sophie Collins, the book also includes a translator’s note in the form … Continue reading


Pavilion Poetry 2019 Launch Recap

On Wednesday 1st May, we held a book launch for the 2019 Pavilion Poetry collections in the School of the Arts Library with the Centre for New and International Writing. Series editor Deryn Rees-Jones introduced the event, and the poets read from the three new collections - Hand Over Mouth Music, The Following Scan Will … Continue reading


Hand Over Mouth Music – In Conversation with Janette Ayachi

Janette Ayachi’s dazzling first collection moves between remembered and imagined spaces as she celebrates the world’s variousness, and the energies and exhaustions of the body. Revelling in the many voices she might find for herself, Ayachi locates herself in both her Algerian and Scottish roots, her relationships with her family and lovers, her own motherhood, … Continue reading


Dear Big Gods – In Conversation with Mona Arshi

Following on from her Forward prize-winning collection, Small Hands, Mona Arshi’s new book Dear Big Gods continues its lyrical and exact exploration of the aftershocks of grief. Dear Big Gods is one of three new collections published by Pavilion Poetry in 2019, and to mark the occasion we have the below video of Mona sharing her thoughts … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day 2019

To celebrate International Women's Day this year, we've curated a list of recent work by our brilliant female authors. Keep reading to find out more about some of the key titles by women from across our disciplines! Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov Movement by Naomi Seidman Sarah Schenirer and the Bais Yaakov movement she … Continue reading