The SPL is pleased to launch two new pamphlets, Marjorie Lotfi Gill's Refuge and Grid by Alice Tarbuck.
Marjorie Lotfi Gill's poetry examines journeys and questions of belonging, particularly relating to the experiences of refugees and migrants. 'Refuge' takes its starting point as 1970s Tehran, in an Iran on the cusp of revolution, and explores ideas of flight, journey and assimilation.
Alice Tarbuck’s first pamphlet explores contemporary relation to historical figures, queer culture and strange feelings. It is interested in language games and overlooked moments.
Join Alice and Marjorie for the launch of her new pamphlet. Expect delicious baklava, a glass (or two) of wine, and some much anticipated poetry not only from Marjorie, but also from writer Alice Tarbuck.
Marjorie Lotfi Gill's poems have won competitions, been published in journals and anthologies in the UK and US (including The Rialto, Gutter, Ambit and Rattle) and the Scotsman and been performed on BBC Radio 4. She was poet in residence at Jupiter Artland and writer in residence for Spring Fling and the Wigtown Book Festival. Marjorie also founded the Belonging Project, considering the experiences of refugees with over 1,500 participants, and was recently commissioned by Enterprise Music Scotland to write Pilgrim, a sequence about migration between Iran and the US. She is 1/12th of 12, a women's poetry collective based in Edinburgh.
Alice Tarbuck is a writer and academic based in Edinburgh. Her research focuses on innovative poetry and the environmental humanities and she is a fellow of the Centre for Poetic Innovation at the universities of Dundee and St Andrews. Her writing has appeared in 404 Ink's Nasty Women, Zarf, Datableed, and Jungtaft, amongst others. An essay on reimagining walking in light of chronic illness is forthcoming in 3ofCups Press collection 'On Bodies'. Alice is also 1/12th of 12, a women's poetry collective based in Edinburgh.