Poetry for unsteady times.
Tottering State returns for a Broken Sleep Books double bill, to celebrate the launch of Briony Hughes’ Rhizomes (Broken Sleep, 2023) and the forthcoming publication of Cat Chong’s 712 stanza homes for the sun (Broken Sleep, 2023).
Briony Hughes (she/her) is a poet, visiting tutor, and AHRC PhD candidate based at Royal Holloway, researching ‘hydropoetics’, Kathleen Fraser, and Charles Olson. Her publications include Dorothy (Broken Sleep Books), Microsporidial (Sampson Low), and RHIZOME or TAPROOT (Paper View Books). Her limited-edition artists’ books have been collected by the National Poetry Library, Senate House Library, The Bodleian, and the Kings College London Special Collections. She is editor at Osmosis Press and a co-founder of the Crested Tit Collective. Briony is an Associate Member of the Royal Holloway Poetics Research Centre and a participant in the Techne Embodied Practice Group. She co-edits the HOW(ever) How2 Digital Archive Project at SUNY Buffalo. Rhizomes is Briony’s first full-length collection.
Cat Chong (they/them) is a poet, publisher, PhD student at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and visiting PhD fellow at the Institute for Medical Humanities at Durham University. They’re a graduate of the Poetic Practice MA at Royal Holloway, co-founder of the Crested Tit Collective, and the digital editor at Osmosis Press. Their work has been published internationally by presses such as Bad Betty, Flint Books, Ache Magazine, Permeable Barrier, Stride, Coven, Vessel, Singapore Unbound, dis/content, Experiment-O, The Babel Tower Notice Board, Ethos Books, Osmosis Press, The Polyphony, and Broken Sleep Books. Their debut collection 712 stanza homes for the sun is forthcoming from Broken Sleep Books at the end of April 2023 followed shortly by the serial poem Dear Lettera 32, from Permeable Barrier in the summer of 2023.
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Tickets are £5 which includes a glass of wine/ a soft drink and £2 off the book.