Metastatic: traversing a dark and uncertain landscape
Jane Lovell and Timothy Adés
Against the Grain Press is delighted to launch Jane Lovell’s Metastatic at the Poetry Café on October 19th at 7pm. Special guest readers include Alison Brackenbury and two poets from ATG’s 2019 list, Graham Clifford and Michelle Diaz. We are also pleased that Timothy Adés is joining Jane on stage as narrator.
“Jane Lovell’s writing charts mysterious, unsettling trajectories: the invisible paths of bees, the journey of dead light, the routes found in folded and untied landscapes. These poems unmoor us, find beauty and strangeness in the everyday.” Helen Mort
Jane Lovell is the Poetry Society Stanza Rep for Mid Kent. She has had work published in Agenda, Earthlines, Poetry Wales, Magma, the North, the Honest Ulsterman, Dark Mountain, The Lonely Crowd, Ink Sweat & Tears, Zoomorphic and Elementum.
Jane’s poetry has also appeared in various anthologies including Templar’s Mill, In the Cinnamon Corners from Cinnamon Press, Liquorice Fish Books What Lies Within, Zoomophic’s Driftfish, Diversifly from Fair Acre Press and One for the Road from Smith Doorstop.
New work is forthcoming in The Hopper, Riggwelter, Mslexia, The Interpreter’s House, The Fenland Reed and Coast to Coast to Coast. Her poetry is to be featured in the autumn issue of The Curlew.
Jane was awarded the Flambard Prize in 2015, won 1st prize in the South Downs Poetry Competition 2017 and won the Wealden Literary Festival 2018 Writing Competition. in 2018 she was also joint winner of the Coast to Coast to Coast pamphlet competition. She has been shortlisted for the Basil Bunting Prize, the Wenlock Poetry Prize and Canterbury Poet of the Year and has been a runner up in the Poetry on the Lake’s Silver Wyvern award, the BBC Proms Poetry Competition, the Bare Fiction Prize and the Wisehouse International Poetry Award.
Read more on Jane’s website: https://janelovell128.wixsite.com/janelovellpoetry