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Well Then There Now by Juliana Spahr

Juliana Spahr’s practice offers an innovative ecopoetics that is vital for our contemporary moment. If you are interested in an interconnectedness between humans and our surrounding landscapes, this is the book for you!

Spontaneous Particulars: The Telepathy of Archives by Susan Howe

This poem-essay offers an example of Howe’s innovative approach to the archive, offering links, chance encounters, and reverberations between materials and objects. When beginning a new project, I always come back to this book.

Drift by Caroline Bergvall

Drift is absolutely ESSENTIAL to my current research. Bergvall curates a sea-grammar which spits, froths, and foams language.

Karen Sandhu

Sandhu’s experimental live performances and bookworks are, in my opinion, some of the most exciting content coming out of the British poetry scene.

The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson’s Envelope Poems

I couldn’t make this list without including Emily.


Briony Hughes is a poet and doctoral researcher at Royal Holloway. She is interested in kinetic movement in language, water bodies, the archive, and site-specific writing. Briony’s publications include Dorothy (Broken Sleep Books, 2020) and Microsporidial (Sampson Low, 2020). She is a founding member of the Crested Tit Collective.

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