The next Mirrorball will showcase five poets: Oli Hazzard, Sophie Collins, Patrick James Errington, Elizabeth Rimmer and Jane Hartshorn, on Thursday 31st May, in the CCA Clubroom at 7pm; members free, guests £7/£4.
Oli Hazzard’s’s first collection of poems, Between Two Windows (Carcanet, 2012), won the English Association’s Michael Murphy Memorial Prize and an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors, and was a book of the year in the Guardian, the Financial Times and the Times Literary Supplement. His second collection, Blotter (Carcanet), and a study of John Ashbery’s poetry, The Minor Eras: John Ashbery and Post-War English Poetry (Oxford University Press), will be published in 2018.
Sophie Collins grew up in Bergen, North Holland, and now lives in Edinburgh. She is co-editor of tender, an online arts quarterly, and editor of Currently & Emotion (Test Centre, 2016), an anthology of contemporary poetry translations. small white monkeys, a text on self-expression, self-help and shame, was published by Book Works in 2017 as part of a commissioned residency at Glasgow Women’s Library. Her first poetry collection, Who Is Mary Sue?, was published by Faber & Faber in February 2018. She is currently Assistant Professor of Poetry at Durham University.
Poems by Patrick James Errington have won numerous prizes, including the Wigtown Poetry Prize, The London Magazine Poetry Competition, The Flambard Prize, and the National Poetry Competition, and appear regularly in journals and anthologies like Best New Poets, The Cincinnati Review, Oxford Poetry, Boston Review, The Iowa Review, and Copper Nickel. In 2017, his French translation of PJ Harvey’s poetry collection, The Hollow of the Hand, was released by Éditions l’Âge d’Homme, and just this year his own chapbook, Glean, was released by ignitionpress. Born and raised in Alberta, Canada, Patrick is a graduate of Columbia University’s MFA programme and is now a doctoral candidate at the University of St Andrews. http://pjerrington.com/
Elizabeth Rimmer has published three collections of poetry with Red Squirrel Press, Wherever We Live Now, (2011), The Territory of Rain, (2015), and Haggards in 2018.She has always taken an interest in herbs and how we use them as symbols for the values we cherish, and produced a modern translation of the Old English Charm of Nine Herbs in 2017. She has edited two poetry collections for Red Squirrel Press, and the most recent anthology of the Federation of Writers (Scotland) Landfall. She is a council member of the Scottish Centre for Geopoetics. Her website is www.burnedthumb.co.uk.
Jane Hartshorn has an MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) from the University of Kent. In 2017, her first pamphlet tract was published by Litmus Publishing. She has had poems published in MAP Magazine, Raum, Gnommero, Glasgow University’s From Glasgow to Saturn, and Poetry Scotland’s The Open Mouse.