For the second volume in our series Hercules Papers, we are delighted to be publishing Jacqueline Saphra’s essay Access All Areas: Form and Revolution, which was commissioned as the 2021 StAnza Lecture. Jacqueline’s essay explores the idea that fixed/given/prescribed/traditional/closed form is available to all poets and is a way of respecting what has come before but can also be subversive, and yes, revolutionary.
She discusses works by pioneering women, such as Gwendolyn Brooks and Edna St Vincent Millay, and how contemporary writers, such as Natalie Diaz and Terrance Hayes, use form to question and critique modern life while maintaining a dialogue with poets of the past.
You can order Access All Areas here for £5 plus postage.
Access All Areas by Jacqueline Saphra
Size: 32pp, W120 x H187mm, illustrated with black-and-white photographs. ISBN 978-1-9161971-4-5. Published March 2021
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