Murmur Reading Series #2:

Nisha Ramayya, Will Harris, Sophie Collins

Originally a programme of occasional live events in Manchester between 2017 and 2019, Murmur is a series of video readings showcasing poetry, innovative writing, and performance.

Nisha Ramayya’s ‘A Basket Woven of One's Own Hair’ is available to read here.

Will Harris’s ‘Seven Dreams of Richard Spencer’ is taken from RENDANG (Granta, 2020).

Nisha Ramayya grew up in Glasgow and is based in London. Her debut collection, States of the Body Produced by Love, was published by Ignota Books in 2019. Other publications include a ‘Memo on Multiplicity’ in Frieze (2020); ‘Notes on a Means without End’ (2020) in Poetry Review; In Me the Juncture (Sad Press, 2019), and Threads (clinic, 2018), a critical-creative pamphlet co-authored with Sandeep Parmar and Bhanu Kapil.

Will Harris is a poet and critic from London. His debut collection, RENDANG, was published by Granta in 2020, and he is also the author of the critically acclaimed Mixed-Race Superman (Peninsula Press, 2018) and All This is Implied (HappenStance Press, 2017). RENDANG won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, and is nominated for the T.S. Eliot Prize.

Sophie Collins grew up in Bergen, North Holland, and lives in Glasgow. She is the author of Who Is Mary Sue? (Faber, 2018) and small white monkeys (Book Works, 2017), and the editor of Currently & Emotion (Test Centre, 2016), an anthology of contemporary poetry translations; a sequel, Intimacy, is forthcoming. She is the translator, from the Dutch, of Lieke Marsman’s The Following Scan Will Last Five Minutes (Pavilion, 2019). She is now translating Marsman’s novel, The Opposite of a Person (Daunt Books, 2022), as well as working on new poetry and a text on her present preoccupations of love, affect, and fiction.