Please join us for the launch of Lila Matsumoto’s new collection of poetry from Shearsman Books, Urn & Drum. Lila will be joined by poet Vicky Sparrow.
“The world within Urn & Drum is a cornucopia of shapes, colours, and objects, fashioned almost as a gleeful, surreal picture-book; a playful naivety that leads to serious questions of what it means to exist and feel in the world. Through linguistic dexterity and play, [these poems] exclaim heartbreak and test the limits of language in a single line.” —Rachael Allen
“In exquisite rituals of embodied and object orientated writing, Lila Matsumoto’s breath-taking new collection of poetry combines lightness of expression with a thrilling complexity of thought and emotion. There is joy and jouissance in this collection in abundance.” —Colin Herd
Lila Matsumoto was born in Japan and grew up in the US. She has lived in the UK since 2007, and currently teaches poetry at the University of Nottingham. Lila co-runs Front Horse, a magazine and performance night of poetry, music, and art, and convenes the Nottingham Poetry Exchange. Urn and Drum is her first full collection of poetry.
Vicky Sparrow’s poems can be found in Front Horse, Intercapillary Space, datableed and Litmus; her first pamphlet Notes to Selves was published by Zarf Editions last year. She lives in Nottingham and is completing a PhD on the poet-activist Anna Mendelssohn.
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