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Eley Williams

Eley Williams’s collection Attrib. and Other Stories appeared earlier this year.

Poem: ‘Slough’

Eley Williams, 16 August 2017

I don’t know which pronunciation either but will trust an advert that chooses semicolons over em dashes, little Basil Bunting beards in favour of shattered thistledown’s propellers. Language as capillary action rising through a sugar cube, growing heavy, placed on the tongue –

this is easier to explain in pidgin pillowtalk, the link between grammar, glamour, grimoire,

Eley Williams

Michael Hofmann, 6 September 2017

Before​ I embarked on Eley Williams, of whom I had read nothing and knew nothing, I flipped through Attrib., her first book of stories. Even on first flip, I got a sense of something I...

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