Marcelle's poetry explores place and inheritance. Pushcart Prize nominated, shortlisted in the Walk.Listen.Create writing competition 2022, and winner of the Poetry in the Arcades competition in 2020, her poems have been published in online and print magazines including Ink Sweat & Tears, Iamb poet, and The Ekphrastic Review.
Her writing has featured in recent print anthologies by Black Bough Poetry, Maytree Press, Wild Pressed Books, Icefloe Press, and Indigo Dreams.
She is managing editor of Nightingale & Sparrow literary press, and was coordinator for Gloucester Poetry Festival 2021.
Marcelle lives in Cardiff, Wales where she trained as an architect.
Editor for Nightingale & Sparrow
Shortlisted for the Walk.Listen.Create ‘Walking Home’ writing competition 2022.
Pushcart nominated by Black Bough Poetry for ‘Precious’, micro poem published in the exquisite Underland themed ‘Deep Time Anthologies’ 2021.
Winner of ‘Poetry in the Arcades‘ competition run by FOR Cardiff. ‘Arcade Hopping’ poem on permanent display within Morgan Arcade in Cardiff City Centre 2020.
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Poetry book recommendations and blurbs:
Karen Pierce Gonzalez, ‘Coyote in the basket of my ribs’ forthcoming
‘Pierce Gonzalez’s ‘Coyote in the basket of my ribs’ is an exquisite exploration of restlessness. She expertly transcribes the sadness of the untameable, displaying a deep connection with wildness. Her coyote dream poems are intertwined with a delicate, involving understanding of loss, of dependency on the just out of reach, and the melding of domesticity and other.’
‘Incredibly powerful, an unashamed assertion of woman, ‘The Mask’ explores the exquisite intensity of desire. An intimate portrait of the cerebral and visceral meaning of yearning, Elisabeth’s lyricism urges uprising: the relinquishing and seizing of control. The rhythmical sense of abandon within these ekphrastic responses, intwined with Frida’s native Spanish, feed a lingering connection between the artist’s and poet’s tenacious spirits.’
‘Amantine’s ‘Falling Slowly’ promises a journey through longing, the unravelling of relationships, and the shifting patterns of desire for sensual connection. This beautiful affecting collection explores the uncovering of bodies which share intimacy, corporeal proximity of living and loss, the intoxication of dwelling and visceral affection, alongside the brutality of coercion and stratum of toxic behaviours. Layers of bougainvillea, midnight scents and sepia reflections of the Mesopotamic, travel these gathered poems of love and trauma, centred on a friend’s suicide, through nuanced expression and allegories of nature. Amantine expertly depicts though a lens of spontaneous lyrical language quiet lament, an innate yearning, and devotion to the human condition with all its delicacies. Her poems record the intent of a poem to be written, and the capacity of the feminine laced with discord. ‘