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Gorse Editions launches “Subcritical Tests”, by Ailbhe Darcy & SJ Fowler

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Join us for the Dublin launch of Subcritical Tests, a book of poetry by Ailbhe Darcy & SJ Fowler. Subcritical Tests is the first title from Dublin's gorse editions, with cover design and interior illustrations by Niall McCormack.

The nearness of nuclear holocaust, always just one clumsy accident away, forms an entry point into this record of a friendship. The poems in Subcritical Tests stubbornly make connections, ever conscious of the impending threat of annihilation. Oblique, modern, lyrical, humorous, these poems represent the range of Ailbhe Darcy and SJ Fowler‘s individual practices, modulated and melded through the collaborative process.
Ailbhe Darcy grew up in Dublin. After completing a PhD at the University of Notre Dame, she lived for two years in Münster, where she completed this collaboration with the help of a literature bursary from the Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon. Her recent poems appear in POETRY, Poetry Wales, Poetry Ireland Review and the Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry. She is currently lecturer in Creative Writing at Cardiff University.
SJ Fowler is a poet and artist. He works in the modernist and avant-garde traditions, across poetry, fiction, theatre, sonic art, visual art, installation and performance. He has published various collections of poetry and text, and been commissioned by Tate Modern, BBC Radio 3, The British Council, Tate Britain, Liverpool Biennial and Wellcome Collection. He has been translated into twenty-one languages and performed at venues across the world, from Mexico City to Erbil, Beijing to Tbilisi. He is the poetry editor of 3:AM Magazine, lecturer at Kingston University, teaches at Tate Modern and is the curator of the Enemies Project.
Introduced by gorse poetry editor Christodoulos Makris.
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