Rupert Loydell, Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing, has just published a new collection of ten prose poems - Love Songs for an Echo.
"Rupert Loydell's world is strangely beautiful, or beautifully strange, but it's also strangely familiar. What I like about Loydell's work is his commitment to a kind of truth, not to experience so much as to language. He doesn't fuss over his language, he's never showing off his clever images, or making you gasp as he steps over rhetorical tall buildings with his wit. He can be witty, he shows his intelligence all the time, but he never shows off about it."
Rupert is also the editor of Stride and With magazines, Smallminded Books, and a contributing editor to international times. He was recently part of the Hepworth Live! series of events which celebrated the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden where he read new poems composed for the occasion.