CORNISH MODERN POETRIES – BROKEN SLEEP BOOKS, 2022
Cornish Modern Poetries edited by Ella Frears and Aaron Kent brings the editors’ electric luminosity and bruised tenderness into play as guides. This ground-breaking anthology celebrates the blossoming of contemporary Cornish poetry, featuring luminaries such as Pascale Petit, Jennifer Edgecombe, John Wedgwood Clarke, and Penelope Shuttle alongside many more. Cornish Modern Poetries captures a duality which has made Cornwall an ice-cream famous tourist destination while housing some of the most deprived neighbourhoods in Western Europe. The anthology features poems in English and Kernewek, keeping the Cornish flame burning, into an uncertain future.
Ella has been a trustee and editor for Magma poetry magazine since 2014.
Editors – Ella Frears & Richard Scott
Launched April 2019 in The Oscar Wilde Temple, Studio Voltaire with readings from CAConrad & Jane Yeh
featuring: Kathryn Maris, Mark Waldron, Penny Boxall, Jennifer L Knox, Luke Kennard and more.
Cover by Ben Sanderson