Sophie Collins

“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.

The Forest Fire’s pdf

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.