“The Forest Fire”
July 21st, 2018, 19h
“Sometimes there is no intent in what we say; we simply feel a compulsion to say it. Only after we say the thing are we forced to reckon with it.”
The Forest Fire is a fragmentary narrative with accompanying visuals based on a brief encounter with Piero di Cosimo’s painting of the same name.
Sophie Collins grew up in Bergen, North Holland, and now lives in Edinburgh. small white monkeys, a text on self-expression, self-help and shame, was published by Book Works in 2017 as part of a commissioned residency at Glasgow Women’s Library. Her first poetry collection, Who Is Mary Sue?, was published by Faber & Faber in February 2018. She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Durham University.