We are really looking forward to hosting a conversation between Jen Campbell and Charlotte Eichler about their latest poetry collections, Please Do Not Touch This Exhibit and Swimming Between Islands.
This will be an online-only event, with both poets joining the livestream remotely.
Livestream vouchers are valid until the day after the event and can be used on the website against the price of Please Do Not Touch This Exhibit and Swimming Between Islands. Please note that only one voucher can be redeemed per book.
About Please Do Not Touch This Exhibit:
Please Do Not Touch This Exhibit explores disability, storytelling, and the process of mythologising trauma. Jen Campbell writes of Victorian circus and folklore, deep seas and dark forests, discussing her own relationship with hospitals — both as a disabled person, and as an adult reflecting on childhood while going through IVF.
About Swimming Between Islands:
Swimming Between Islands, Charlotte Eichler's first collection, has its own distinctive weathers, atmospheres and fauna. Egg collectors, moth trappers, hermits, cuttlefish, pyjama sharks and bloody henry starfish all play a part. This islanded world is the starting point for poems that explore how we try to connect with each other – despite misunderstanding, family silences and unwanted legacies.
Jen Campbell Author
Jen Campbell is an award-winning poet and bestselling author of twelve books for adults and children, spanning fiction, nonfiction, poetry and picture books. She is the recipient of both the Jane Martin Award and an Eric Gregory Award, and her books have been translated into over twenty languages. Jen's most recent book 'Please Do Not Touch This Exhibit' is an exploration of disability, IVF, and folklore. www.jen-campbell.co.uk
Charlotte Eichler Author
Charlotte Eichler is a poet based in West Yorkshire. Her pamphlet, Their Lunar Language, was published by Valley Press in 2018 and a selection of her work was featured in Carcanet’s New Poetries VIII anthology in 2021. Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including PN Review, The Manchester Review, The Scotsman and Stand. Her first collection, Swimming Between Islands, was published by Carcanet in 2023. It features Scottish and Scandinavian islands, creatures such as the bloody henry starfish and pyjama shark, and explores how we try to connect with each other, despite misunderstanding, family silences and unwanted legacies. www.charlotteeichler.com