Series 2 Episode 3


Episode 3

Our third episode explores monsters, outlaws and home invaders, as our host Eleanor Penny sits down with poets Helen Mort, Romalyn Ante and Tice Cin. Their mythic re-imaginings include the vampiric Fillipino Manananggal, the Turkish Cypriot fugitive Hasan Buli, and trespasser and porridge-thief Goldilocks.

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Helen Mort is a poet and novelist from Sheffield. She has published three chapbooks and two full-length collections, Division Street (2013, Chatto and Windus) and No Map Could Show Them (2016, Chatto and Windus). Her poetry has been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Costa Prize and Division Street won the Fenton Aldeburgh prize for best first collection. Her first novel Black Car Burning was published by Chatto in April 2019.

Romalyn Ante grew up in the Philippines and moved to the UK when she was 16 years old. She is a winner of the Poetry London Clore Prize, joint-winner of the Manchester Writing Competition and the Creative Future Literary Award. She is a Jerwood/Arvon mentee and most recently, selected for the Poetry Schools’ Primers. Her debut pamphlet, Rice & Rain, won the Saboteur Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet. and her first collection, Antiemetic for Homesickness, is published in 2020 by Chatto & Windus.

Tice Cin is a Turkish Cypriot writer from Tottenham, North London. She is a London Writers Awardee for Literary Fiction and currently writing her first novel. She is an alumnus of the Barbican Young Poets and her poetry appears in the Nascent anthology of emerging BAME poets.