GenSex at Edge Hill University

Thursday 19th October, 1pm, Room B004, Edge Hill University, St Helens Rd, Ormskirk, L39 4QP

GenSex presents poet Amy McCauley, who through interactive poetry performance, image & essays, invites you to consider: Is a ‘private’ self possible? Can we speak in voices which are not in some way already inherently ‘public’? How might a writer tackle ancient and contemporary myths around ‘femaleness’, desire, sexuality and the performing body? Do we ever stop ‘performing’ (as bodily forms, forms of language, gendered forms and sexualities)?

For this event, our speaker has provided handouts for attendees, so for all those attending, please email: for the file. Handouts will be available in the session also.

All are welcome!

Amy McCauley recently completed a PhD at Aberystwyth University and won a Northern Writers’ Award (2016). She works as Poetry Editor for New Welsh Review and as Editor of Creative Response for the feminist visual arts website MAI Journal. She is interested in trans-genre writing, auto-frictions and feminisms. Amy’s first collection of poetry ‘Oedipa’ will be published by Guillemot Press in 2018.

Intersections: local and international poetry in Manchester

A unique evening of international and local poetry exploring how words connect people from very different parts of the world. This special event proudly presents award-winning poets from Canada alongside poets who live and work in the Manchester and Salford area. Plus, you can meet the poets after the event. Free, but book via Eventbrite.

Featuring Jeanette Lynes, Catherine Graham, Albert F. Moritz and Ian Burgham from Canada and Scott Thurston, Amy McCauley and Tom Jenks from Manchester.

International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Engine House, Chorlton Mill, Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY. 7 PM start.

Amy McCauley: a preview

Amy McCauley will perform at the next Other Room on Tuesday 21st February at The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE. 7 PM start, free entry as always. The other performers are Steven Hitchins and Bryony Bates.

Amy McCauley lives in Manchester. Her current projects include: a book of poetry which re-imagines the Oedipus myth (Oedipa), a book of essays on language, violence and desire (Propositions) and a book of dialogues about Joan of Arc (CaNToS of JoaN). Amy works as poetry editor for New Welsh Review and is the recipient of a 2016 Northern Writers’ Award for poetry. She occasionally writes under the pseudonym ‘Kathy Groan.’ You can find out more about her work at, plus at Junction Box and the Stockholm Review.