Nominated by Beir Bua Press for THE SEAMUS HEANEY POETRY PRIZE FOR FIRST FULL COLLECTION 2023
Mark Lindsey was awarded his MA in Creative Writing from the University of Sheffield and is currently working on his first full collection of experimental, hybrid poetry. His writing uses prose poetry, poetic essays and collage to explore issues of fiction and truth, politics, history, misogyny, psychology and trauma. His research includes explorations of grief, the importance of the physical and its relation to truth in poetry and non-fiction and use of erasure as a method of exposure in the works of contemporary women poets. His work has been published in Pamenar Press Magazine and Route 57 and Mark is a founder member of the Sheffield-based writer’s group Cut Collective.
Praise for the author
“A real testing of linguistic registers, an intricate living archive of cultural and literary references and a stunning hybrid, theoretical lyric assemblage of poetic essays, prose poems and close readings.”
- Agnes Lehoczky; poet, academic and translator, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Sheffield. Recent publications: Swimming Pool (Shearsman), Wretched Strangers (Boiler House).
“Mark Lindsey’s compelling essay poems effortlessly inhabit the shadowy interstice between fiction, journalism and philosophy. Delightfully random yet chillingly relevant.”
- A J Moore; author, m(p)atriarchive beir bua press.
“Mark Lindsey’s hybrid text seduces readers with magnificent storytelling; while questioning writing’s disinformational public-relations trickery with superb, unsettling comic brio.”
- Adam Piette; Professor of Modern Literature at the University of Sheffield, co-editor of the international poetry journal Blackbox Manifold with Alex Houen.
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