MSt tutor Jane Draycott’s poem “India” is a Poem on the Underground, in London.
From the Poetry Society’s announcement: Poems on the Underground The Poetry Society and Poems on the Underground join forces to promote one of Britain’s most successful public art projects. As well as being displayed on underground trains throughout the capital, school members of The Poetry Society receive a set of Poems on the Underground posters each time they are released. Poems are selected by Judith Chernaik, Imtiaz Dharker, and George Szirtes.
MSt tutor, Jenny Lewis attended the 50th Jubilee of the Cairo International Book Fair and Festival, 2019 , where she launched her book in English and Arabic, Even at the Edge of the World, Dar Sutour (Baghdad) and Dar Al-Rafidain (Beirut).
MSt alumna Rose Edward’s novel “The Harm Tree” will be published by UCLan in July 2019.
From the announcement:
“You’re too young to remember why we needed heroes. You should be glad…
Nine years ago, two princes waged a bloody civil war for the right to rule Arngard. The younger prince took the throne and outlawed the ancient beliefs, but some wounds don’t heal. New religion replaced the barbaric traditions and finally, there’s peace.
Torny and Ebba are friends. Sent away by their families, they work together and watch out for each other. Too young to remember the war that tore apart the kingdom, Torny dreams of the glorious warriors of old, while Ebba misses her family, despite the darkness she left behind.
But when a man is murdered on the street and Torny finds herself in possession of a dangerous message, the two friends must tread separate paths. These will lead them through fear, through grief, to the source of their own power and to the gates of death itself.
As Torny and Ebba are used as tools for the opposing factions of the war, a deep power is ignited in them both. Can they uncover their own strength to finally heal the wounds of a nation?”