Mahendra Solanki will be launching his new collection, The Lies We Tell, published by Shoestring Press. He will be joined by Derrick Buttress, who will be reading from his recently published collection, Welcome to the Bike Factory.
In The Lies We Tell, Mahendra Solanki returns to themes present in his previous volumes, Shadows of My Making (1986) and What You Leave Behind (1996), of family, belonging and the fragmented stories we tell about our lives. It also contains commissioned work about places as well as poems ostensibly responding to a diverse range of paintings and sculpture (from the muted interiors and portraits of Vilhelm Hammershoi to the brightly contoured surfaces of Anish Kapoor) to revisit autobiographical histories.
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