Wendy Mulford was raised in Wales, and lives in East Anglia.
Wendy Mulford: THE LAND BETWEEN
Wendy Mulford co-founded Reality Street, but this is her first collection to be published by the press – and her first collection since her Selected Poems, and suddenly, supposing (2002).
Of that book, Jeremy Hooker wrote “...it is the poet, as well as the reader, who is the surprised spirit. The writing is an opening out from the self... an opening that does not escape from language, but points beyond language...”
The Land Between
shows Wendy Mulford at work in familiar, experimental and visually
arresting mode in I CHINA AM, a response to her experience of South
East Asia. The second section registers and attempts to make sense of
sudden bereavement. The poems strive to grasp a hold in a world felt to
be meaningless and almost unbearably harsh. The third section brings
together poems of differing kinds from the previous seven years,
writing which is characterised too by the spirit of opening, learning
and unmaking the world, and also of praise, for its variousness, its
beauty, its complexity.
2009, 978-1-874400-44-8, 62pp , price £7.50
Wendy Mulford: THE BAY OF NAPLES
Only a few copies remain of this 1992 book published by Reality Studios, one of Reality Street's predecessors. It's a sequence of 26 poems, each on a painting by Howard Hodgkin.
"The poems inhabit a world that is agitatedly cool, and the pictures a world that lies with you and burns you up." (Edwin Morgan, Parataxis)
REALITY STUDIOS, 1992, 0-9507018-8-2, 48pp, price £5.99