Write What's Next Book Launch: Ghost Bones

Join us for the online launch of Ghost Bones on Thursday 24th February at 6pm-7.30pm.

This new poetry collection edited by T.S Elliot prize winner of 2021 Joelle Taylor, brings you three essential new voices: Aimee Blackledge, Jackdaw Faust and Chris Jenkins.

Together on WoW’s Write What’s Next mentoring course, they have created work that explores gender politics, identity, the personal and political through the lens of unique form, language and stories. From prehistoric creatures to Greek mythology, Ghost Bones is a poetry collection that looks at the paths we pave for ourselves in an exploration of gender, heritage and the liminal multitude of identities we hold.

This event will feature readings from Ghost Bones by each of the poets and an audience Q&A.

Watch the event below:

Meet the Writers!

Aimee Blackledge writes poetry about art, artists, and museums. Her research-led approach to ekphrastic poetry is informed by her doctorate in the history of art at the University of Oxford. Her writing amplifies the accomplishments of women artists and collectors, and the perspectives of women as subjects and beholders.

Chris Jenkins is a writer & performer from Liverpool working in theatre, film, spoken-word and comedy. In 2016 he won Liverpool Echo Comedian of the Year. He has performed numerous solo shows at Edinburgh Fringe, Latitude and Contact Theatre. He likes to create work that is vulnerable, playful and connects with people.

Jackdaw Faust is a trans artist and writer. Originally from Surrey, they had a keen interest in the creative arts and palaeontology from a young age, a passion they have carried with them into adulthood. They currently reside in their home in Liverpool along with their cat, where they make digital art and write poetry.