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.

Holly Pester at Edge Hill

11th November: Holly Pester

At The Arts Centre, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk


£4.50 Tickets available on the door.

Holly Pester is a poet, critic and practice-based researcher. Her doctoral research at Birkbeck, University of London examined the poetics of noise and sound media-driven poetry. Her current research seeks to develop innovative practice-led research methodologies in relation to feminist archive theory. Her book on gossip and anecdote as forms of archive enquiry was published by Book Works, 2015 and was developed through a residency at the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths College’s Special Collections with Arts Council England support. She currently teaches on Oulipo & the Avant-Garde and Poetic Practice at University of Essex.

Warm up by students of the MA I n Creative Writing at Edge Hill University, curated by Professor Robert Sheppard.

Three events at Edge Hill

Via Robert Sheppard:

25th February 2010: Sean Bonney was born in Brighton and brought up in the north of England, and now lives in London. His books include Notes on Heresy (Writers Forum, 2002), Blade Pitch Control Unit (Salt, 2005),Document: hexprogress (Yt Communication, 2006), Baudelaire in English(Veer 2008) and Document: poems, diagrams, manifestos (Barque 2009). He co-edits the press Yt Communication.Together with other younger poets his work marks a progression and continuance of the British Poetry Revival. His ideological drive andenergetic performance style mark him out as a leading proponent of thisschool of poetry, so expect an explosive performance. Rose Theatre 7.30: £3.50

3rd March 2010 Jenn Ashworth was born in 1982 in Preston, Lancashire and studied at Cambridge and Manchester. She’s worked as a barmaid, a waitress, a Samaritan and a cleaner and she currently lives with her daughter in Preston and runs a library inside a prison. She writes a blog here: and her first novel waspublished with Arcadia in May 2009: A Kind of Intimacy Rose Theatre. 7.30: £3.50

Plus Open Poetry and Poetics meeting: Carrie Etter: 6-8.00 on 20thApril 2010, venue in Education Block; free

On her anthology Infinite Difference and her own poetry. Carrie Etter is an American poet resident in England since 2001. Previously she lived in Normal, Illinois (until age 19) and southern California (from age 19to 32). In the UK, her poems have appeared in, amongst others, New WelshReview, Poetry Wales, Poetry Review, PN Review, Shearsman, Stand and TLS, while in the US her poems have appeared in magazines such as Aufgabe, Columbia, Court Green, The Iowa Review, The New Republic, Seneca Review. Her first collection, The Tethers, was published by Seren in June 2009, and her second, Divining for Starters, containing moreexperimental work, is due for publication by Shearsman Books in 2011.She is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing for Bath Spa University.