Sophie is an Irish-born writer based in Buenos Aires one of her main areas of interest is human rights in childbirth. Her work has been published in newspapers and magazines including the Irish Times, Buenos Aires Herald, and Time Out Buenos Aires, and she has contributed to the books ‘Perfect Places Argentina & Uruguay’, ‘Shortlist Buenos Aires’ and ‘500 Ways to Experience Brazil Around the World’.
Nisha Ramayya is a poet and academic based in London. In 2015, she completed a practice-based research PhD in experimental feminist poetics, at Royal Holloway, University of London. Working across various practices and forms – translation, performance, mythology and ritual – she tests the possibilities of a Tantric poetics. Nisha is a member of the interdisciplinary practice-based research committee Generative Constraints, and currently works as a Visiting Lecturer in English at Royal Holloway and the University of Kent.
We are reborn here in Europe. We must start our lives again. We must renew ourselves. Re-learn everything. Language, how to live, how to be.
Image 'The Mermaid Palette' Scarlett Ward, 2017
I first meet Kerrie in the iconic literary Dublin bookshop ‘Book upstairs.’ The shop is a real gem, nestled near to the river Liffey and O’Connell street, its Bohemian Paris blue paintwork and elegant, inviting windows a lovely beacon.
Untitled, Joanna Nissel
Havana, Clark Zlotchew, 1958