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Bare Fiction: Book Launch

Monday 27 July 2015, 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Join Bare Fiction Magazine as they launch their brand new press with Zelda Chappel’s debut poetry collection ‘The Girl in the Dog-tooth Coat’. Featuring readings by Aki Schilz & Richard Skinner plus a reading and Q&A with Zelda Chappel.

Hosted by Bare Fiction editor Robert Harper.

The Girl in the Dog-tooth Coat is Zelda Chappel’s debut poetry collection about loss and discovery. It’s about the ways we fold our days into a corner to hide from the best of ourselves. An astonishingly accomplished collection from an emerging poet to watch.

Zelda Chappel’s poetry has been widely published in both print and online journals with poems appearing in Obsessed with Pipework, Whisker, Eunoia Review, Lunar Poetry, Popshot, Bare Fiction, Prole, Hark Magazine, The Interpreter’s House and Ink, Sweat & Tears amongst many others. She was the winner of the Battered Moons Poetry Competition 2014, judged by David Morley. Zelda is also sub-editor for Elbow Room.

‘Elegant, beautiful, and full of longing, these poems linger and ache. Zelda Chappel writes with a cool clarity, yet allows you to feel a heartbeat behind every word. The Girl in the Dog-tooth Coat is a haunting collection you’ll want to return to again and again.’

Angela Readman

Richard Skinner’s poems have been published in HARK, The Interpreter’s House and Magma and longlisted for the National Poetry Competition. His full collection, ‘the light user scheme’, is published by Smokestack (2013). His new pamphlet is ‘Terrace’ (Smokestack) published in April 2015.

Aki Schilz is a writer and poet based in London. Her fiction and poetry have been shortlisted for the HG Wells Prize and the Fish Prize, and her work has been published in print (Popshot Magazine, The Colour of Saying) and online (The Bohemyth, Annexe Magazine, theNewerYork, Cheap Pop Lit). She is the winner of the inaugural Visual Verse Prize, supported by Andrew Motion.

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