NEWS: EX-CETERA by HLR (Nine Pens, 2023)

I recently shared on my social media accounts the exciting news that my new poetry pamphlet, EX-CETERA, will be published by British independent poetry press Nine Pens this summer!

Nine Pens, run by the brilliant Colin Bancroft, has published an impressive range of poetry pamphlets written by some of my favourite poets (including ‘After the Flood Comes the Apologies’ by Naoise Gale, which was one of my Best Books of 2022), so I’m over the moon that I’ll be part of their roster alongside so many poets I admire.

Just a few of the Nine Pens poetry pamphlets I loved.

I haven’t posted much on this blog lately because of the lit mag submission rule that “writing posted on personal blogs counts as being published” (*eyeroll*), so I wanted to give you, lovely followers, the very first look at the book’s description, and the book’s official set list (contents page), sharing the titles of the 29 pieces that make up EX-CETERA.

I’ll write a more detailed post all about the book soon, but for now I’ll just say: expect motifs of champagne, knives, paper dolls, shoplifting, and (of course) chaos caused by mental illness.

Cover reveal and pre-order link to follow soon.

Hope you’re all doing okay! <3

H xx

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