Essays & Critical Writings - Frances Presley

Essays & Critical Writings

MA dissertation on ‘The convergence of art and poetry in the work of Guillaume Apollinaire and Ezra Pound’ (University of Sussex, 1976)

MPhil thesis on contemporary French poet and art critic, ‘Yves Bonnefoy and the poetics of unity’ (University of East Anglia, 1986).

Surrealism and Women, edited by Mary Ann Caws”, Word & Image, 9(1), 1993, pp. 90-92

“Grace notes & case notes: the act of noting in the poetry and prose of Elaine Randell” 1996. Available from Other Press, £3.50 inc. post.

“Cultural and poetic constructedness: review of Nicole Brossard”, PQR (Poetry Quarterly Review), 8, 1997, pp. 2-3

“The grace of being common: the search for the implicit subject in the work of Denise Riley”, Southfields 5(2), 1999, pp. 47-55. Also in How2, September 1999,

foil: defining poetry 1985-2000, edited by Nicholas Johnson: a review” in How2, March 2001, as above

“Collaboration: Neither the one nor the other by Elizabeth James and Frances Presley, with an introduction on working practice”,in How2, Fall 2001, as above

“Neither the one nor the other: aspects of performance within a feminist collaboration”, in Additional Apparitions (ed. David Kennedy & Keith Tuma, Cherry on the Top, 2002), pp 172-180.

“September 11: a view from London ”, part of “Poetry post 9/11: witnessing dissent” in How2,Spring 2002, as above

“Nomadic: a folio for Fanny Howe”, PQR, 19,Spring 2002, pp. 19-20

“Sign language and babble: David Miller and Richard Price” Poetry London, 51 Summer 2005, pp. 45-47

‘Writing outdoors and outside: Harriet Tarlo and elizabeth james’ Poetry London , 52, Autumn 2005, pp. 33-36

“Common pink metaphor: from ‘The Landscape Room’ to Somerset Letters”, in How2, 2008

“Ring a-ring a-rosy: girls’ games in the poetry of Geraldine Monk”, in Salt companion, ed Scott Thurston, 2007

“Humour and gravity: the poetry of Alice Notley” Poetry Salzburg Review, 12, Autumn 2007, pp 173-178

“Inventories” Poetry Review Winter 2008 pp 102-105

Briggflatts, by Basil Bunting and The Land Between, by Wendy Mulford”, Poetry Wales , Winter 2009/10 pp 59-61

“Notes on ‘Fluid Canvas’” Forum for Modern Language Studies, 46(4) 2010, pp. 388-390

“Hazel Eardley-Wilmot: a search for origins”, Exmoor Review, 52, 2011, pp. 48-50 and longer version in Junction Box, 1, 2011

‘Hidden lines’ in : Cusp: recollections of poetry in transition, ed. Geraldine Monk, Exeter: Shearsman Books, 2012, pp.207-214

“Hazel Eardley-Wilmot and the vagaries of language”, Junction Box, 5, 2013

‘Dancing the Five Rhythms with Scott Thurston’, Junction Box, 6, 2014