Announcing Formulations, a new collaborative chapbook with Small Press!

Thrilled to announce the launch of Formulations with Small Press! This chapbook is a collaboration between myself and chemist-poet Stephen Paul Wren. We have been collaborating since November 2020 on an exciting project, creating new poetic forms based on chemistry. The launch will take place online at 7 pm GMT (UK time), Thursday, 24th February 2022. You can book via eventbrite here:

Formulations is a unique collaborative project that brings together poetry and chemistry. This extraordinary new collection features poems and an exploration of the original poetic form behind each one. Each poem is based on a molecule found in nature, with its poetic form and linguistic constraints developed and written from the original chemical molecule.

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Miranda Lynn Barnes is a poet, researcher, and educator from the US, now resident in the UK. Her poems have appeared in New Welsh Reader, Shearsman, Poetry Birmingham, Tears in the Fence, Under the Radar, The Interpreter’s House, and Lighthouse Journal, among other journals and anthologies Miranda taught creative writing for five years at Bath Spa University while undertaking her PhD. She now serves as Research Associate in Archiving & Preserving Open Access Books at Loughborough University, as part of the COPIM Project. Her debut pamphlet, Blue Dot Aubade, was published with V. Press in 2020.

Dr Stephen Paul Wren was educated at Cambridge and worked as a chemist in industry for many years. He transitioned back into academia at Oxford University (St Hilda’s College) before joining Kingston University in September 2018 where he works as a Senior lecturer. His ‘A celestial crown of Sonnets’ (co-written with Dr Sam Illingworth) was published by Penteract Press in March 2021. Stephen’s poetry has also appeared in 14 magazine, Marble Broadsheet, Consilience, Tears in the Fence (due January 2022) and Dreich magazine.


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