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Worthless Objects

8 Oct 2015

For their first London reading, all-female online journal tender presents commissioned works by poets, ekphrastic textsmost often a response to visual artthat draw on atypical source material. This event is part of Sophie Collins’ Associate Poet residency at the ICA. Speakers include Rachael Allen, Sophie Collins, Daisy Lafarge, Kathryn Maris and Denise Saul.

Worthless Objects


Rachael Allen's first pamphlet of poems was published by Faber. Her poetry is forthcoming in PoetryBest British Poetry 2015 and Poetry London. She is the poetry editor for Granta magazine, co-editor of anthology series Clinic and online journal tender. She studied English Literature at Goldsmiths College, and is about to begin a PhD at Hull University. 

Sophie Collins is co-editor of online quarterly tender. She received an Eric Gregory Award in 2014. Her first collection will be published by Penguin in 2017.

Daisy Lafarge is a writer and maker, born in Hastings and due to graduate from the University of Edinburgh in 2016. Her writing has been published by online platforms such as the Quietus and Clinic, and is forthcoming in Tender, The Burning Sand, Poetry London and Best British Poetry 2015.

Kathryn Maris’s second collection, God Loves You, was published in 2013. Her poems have appeared in The Best British Poetry, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, Granta, Tender, and many other print and online publications. Originally from New York, she now lives in London. 

Denise Saul’s White Narcissi (Flipped Eye Publishing), was Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice for Autumn 2007. Her House of Blue (Rack Press) was PBS Pamphlet Recommendation for Summer 2012. She is the winner of the 2011 Geoffrey Dearmer Prize. Denise is working towards a PhD in creative writing at the University of Roehampton. She is currently a PBS pamphlet reviewer.


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