The Alien World of Ella Frears

Ella Frears’ collection “Shine, Darling” was shortlisted for both the Forward Prize and the T.S. Eliot Prize. It is divided into three sections, the central one (titled Passivity, Electricity, Acclivity) reproducing a work that appeared as a “Goldsmiths Short” pamphlet. Passivity, Electricity, Acclivity weaves a number of narratives together in a sequence of small pieces,

Washing a Heart with Bhanu Kapil

I came to Bhanu Kapil’s collection How to Wash a Heart after it had won the T.S. Eliot Prize. I had not seen her reading it, but have now done my homework. I have watched her talk about her work in the brief video done prior to the night of the award. I have watched