from French Leave: versions and perversions – by Cliff Forshaw


Cliff Forshaw’s collections include Vandemonian (Arc, 2013), Pilgrim Tongues (Wrecking Ball, 2015) and Satyr (Shoestring, 2017). He has been a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at York and Hull Universities, twice a Hawthornden Writing Fellow, and held residences at Djerrassi, California, and in France, Kyrgizstan, Romania, and Tasmania. RE:VERB, a narrative poem sequence about Rimbaud and French Leave: versions and perversions are due from Broken Sleep Books in 2022 and 2023 respectively. He lives in Hull, UK, and is also a painter.