Join us at Burley Fisher on 24th March to launch the new edition of Sophie Collins’ 2017 book, small white monkeys: on self-expression, self-help & shame. Sophie will be reading from her work, as will Helen Charman who has written a new introduction for the second edition, They will be joined by Rachael Allen, also reading from her work.
Helen Charman is a writer and academic based in Glasgow. Her first book, Mother State— a political history of motherhood — is forthcoming from Allen Lane. Her latest poetry pamphlet, In the Pleasure Dairy was published by Sad Press in 2020. She teaches English Literature at Durham University.
Rachael Allen is the author of Kingdomland (Faber) and co-author of numerous artists’ books, including Nights of Poor Sleep (Prototype), Almost One, Say Again! (Slimvolume) and Green at an Angle (Kestle Barton).
Sophie Collins grew up in Bergen, North Holland, and is now a lecturer at the University of Glasgow. She is the author of Who Is Mary Sue? (Faber, 2018) and small white monkeys (Book Works, 2017), and the editor of Currently & Emotion (Test Centre, 2016), an anthology of contemporary poetry translations; a sequel, Intimacy, is forthcoming. She is the translator, from the Dutch, of Lieke Marsman’s The Following Scan Will Last Five Minutes (Pavilion, 2019). Most recently, she has translated Marsman’s novel, The Opposite of a Person (Daunt Books, 2022). She is currently working on new poetry and prose.