Victoria Adukwei Bulley for Quiet
Wednesday 31st August
Topping & Company Booksellers of Bath, York Street, Bath, Somerset BA1 1NG
Victoria Adukwei Bulley is a poet, writer and artist. An alumna of the Barbican Young Poets and recipient of an Eric Gregory Award, Victora has held residencies in the US, Brazil, and the V&A Museum in London.
Her debut pamphlet, Girl B, was published by the African Poetry Book Fund in 2017. She is the recipient of a Techne scholarship for doctoral research at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Victoria joins us for her debut collection, Quiet, which is has already been met with huge acclaim, recommended by the Poetry Book Society and has become a fast-favourite of our poetry buyer Indie.
Kayo Chingonyi has said that, "In Quiet, Victoria advances a poetics of balance. The poems collected in these pages mix a technically assured, sonically resonant, surface with a profoundly evocative, scrupulously integrated core. This book is a seismic event; its vibrations will be felt for a long time to come."
Quiet, circles around ideas of black interiority, intimacy and selfhood, playing at the the tensions between the impulse to guard one's 'inner life' and the knowledge that, as Audre Lorde writes, 'your silence will not protect you'.
The poems teem with grace and dignity, are artful in their shapes, sharp in their intelligence, and possessing of a good ear, finely attuned to the sonics that fascinate and motivate the writing 'at the lower end of sound.'
Join us for literary evening with one of our finest contemporary poets.