Rebecca Swift poetry collection to come from Valley Press

News - Books Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Posthumous work by Literary Consultancy founder

Valley Press is to publish in May 2020 A Suitable Love Object, a collection of poetry by Literary Consultancy founder Rebecca Swift, who died in April 2017.

The title was announced on Saturday (18 May) at a celebration at the Free Word Centre in London of the three inaugural winners of the Rebecca Swift Foundation's Women Poets' Prize. They are Nina Mingya Powles, Anita Pati, and Claire Collison.

Foundation trustee Cosis Brown and editor and poet Melanie Silgardo described A Suitable Love Object as a collection that "reflects Rebecca's life interests - psychoanalytic ideas, love, desire, transition, loss, family and place".

Victoria Adukwei Bulley, who manages the prize, said: "It's been a real pleasure to bear witness to how Nina, Anita and Claire have engaged with the offerings of the prize so far. From their meetings with their coaches and mentors, to the courses they've chosen at Poetry School and City Lit - just two of the prize's several wonderful partners - I'm deeply excited to see what the future holds for each of them."

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