Published by Out-Spoken Press in 2020, and a Jewish Book Award finalist, Seder is an innovative debut collection in which Kammerling retraces his Jewish ancestry as poems deftly fluctuate through time and space. The book is an archival and dextrous account of a person reckoning with their heritage and family history, leaving us with a forbidding sense that what has changed over recent decades is not enough.
‘Seder is a book of memory, the kind that refuses to leave us: a book wherein historical trauma is all too real, echoing our own present moment — echoing with a warning. And, yet, there is also tenderness, there is “love showing me the ground where I could lie down.” Indeed, a beautiful lyric collection.’ — Ilya Kaminsky
Adam Kammerling is an award winning poet, interdisciplinary artist and educator. His most recent works include Seder, Shall We Take This Outside, a three-person spoken-word/dance theatre piece toured nationally, and Inside!, a piece of poetry/rave theatre commissioned by Centrepoint and the Saatchi Gallery.
Bridget Minamore is a writer from and based in south-east London. She has read her work nationally and internationally, and been commissioned by Historic England, the BBC, Tate Modern, Nike, and ESPN. In 2013 was shortlisted to be London’s first Young Poet Laureate and in 2017 she became the youngest person, and first woman, to be the lead tutor for the Roundhouse Poetry Collective. Bridget currently works for production company Esperanto Filmoj, as the Writing Assistant to writer and director Alfonso Cuarón.
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Supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation through the Weston Culture Fund