Vic Pickup reviews YNYGORDNA for Sphinx Reviews Contrasting for emphasis This is a brave, fierce collection of ‘warrior’ poems. Its pages filled with a rainbow of emotions, Ynygordna (‘androgyny’ spelt backwards) explores ‘gender, sexuality and love within and against societal expectations', says the V. Press website. The juxtaposition of hate and anger with the safety of pure, fluid love, … Continue reading Review of prizewinning collection by Kellan River Williams
Review of prizewinning collection by Ray Vincent-Mills
Ramona Herdman reviews Creature Without Building for Sphinx:
Interview with 2022 prize-winner Trudi Holland
Congratulations to Trudi Holland who won both the V.Press Prize for Poetry and the Black Pear Press Prize for Fiction.
Achieving the goal of publication!
Third year student, Lauren Pizzicaroli, writes about her #Softlads publishing experience. 'Just say yes,' that’s what I’ve learned in my final year at the University of Worcester. Say yes to new opportunities, say yes to taking chances, say yes to each day you wake up to. It’s easy to stay in bed and wait for … Continue reading Achieving the goal of publication!
Writing students inspired by tapestries
Artist Oliver Bliss has been working on a fascinating and timely project producing complex, intricate embroidered tapestries which interrogate ideas of masculinity and social media gaze. The launch of the #softlads poetry anthology is on Saturday 29th January, and will feature a number of University of Worcester's Creative Writing students. The project was based around … Continue reading Writing students inspired by tapestries
Student publication news
Third year Creative writing student Faye Proctor has recently had two of her poems published. @worcester_uni
Chloe Hanks awarded the 2020 Poetry Prize
Chloe Hanks is the winner of our V.Press Prize for Poetry 2020, joining previous winners Margaret Adkins 2018 and Kelly Williams 2019. Chloe's pamphlet, May We All Be Artefacts, will be edited by the V Press editor Sarah Leavesley and launched at our Hive Library in 2021. Chloe says, "I do not think I could … Continue reading Chloe Hanks awarded the 2020 Poetry Prize
A conversation about creativity, muses and non-binary expression in poetry
ARTIST & MUSE: Kelly Williams, winner of the V.Press Prize for Poetry, in conversation with Taylor Shatford. “With your writing, you take the reader into that space. You know, you create such vivid imagery that you end up there with them.” - TS My collection titled ‘ynygordna’ was inspired primarily by my partner, Taylor Shatford, … Continue reading A conversation about creativity, muses and non-binary expression in poetry
Poetry Live Event Review
By Chloe Hanks It is the most wonderful thing to be in presence of poets. Having attended many (if not all) of the Creative Writing Reading Series poetry events across my years at the University of Worcester, I am always proud to see each audience outgrow the last one. And to be amongst poets and … Continue reading Poetry Live Event Review