Calque Press Pamphlet One
Marian Womack Kingfisher
Hasier Larretxea ‘To return and find’
Sonia Bueno Five poems from Aral
Marian Womackis a bilingual writer and a graduate of the Clarion Writer’s Workshop. Her short fiction has been nominated for a BSFA and British Fantasy Award, and she has published one collection of ecological stories, Lost Objects (Luna Press, 2018). Her writing often dialogues with collage, bookart, and other knowledge-making practices, most recently as part of Somerset House’s 2019 Earth Day installation about activism and ecology. Marian is a doctoral researcher looking at of eco-storytelling. She teaches on the Oxford University creative writing MSt, and her two speculative-ecological novels, The Golden Key and The Swimmers, are forthcoming from Titan Books in 2020.
Hasier Larretxea was born in Arriaoz, a village in the Valle de Baztan, Navarra, in 1982. He has lived in Madrid for many years. In 2018 he published his first prose book in Castilian, What the Woods Speak, a multi-media work including illustrations by the artist and designer Zuri Negrín and photographs by Paola Lozano. He regularly performs his nature poetry alongside his father, a famous aizkolari (traditional Basque sportsman), who accompanies his son’s recital while cutting tree trunks with an axe. He began his career as a poet in Basque, publishing two volumes of poetry, Azken bala (2008) and Atakak (2011). Then he began to translate his own work and to write directly in Castilian. His work in Castilian includes the books Fog at the Border (2015), From a New Land (2016), and Earthly Meridians (2017).
Sonia Bueno was born in the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla in 1976. She works with the literary collective Lavarca ebria, whose remit is to investigate the possibility of the word and its relation with other arts. She has published two collections of poetry: retales (leftovers, which won the Premio Internacional de Poesía Fundación Centro de Poesía José Hierro in 2011) and Aral (2016). She has published poems in literary magazines in Spain and abroad, including the English-language magazine The Wolf. She was an invited reader at the 49th Rotterdam Poetry International in 2018. She lives in Madrid.