An Introduction to Abigail Ardelle Zammit by Kristina Marie Darling

Abigail Ardelle Zammit is an exciting voice in contemporary poetry. She shows us – incredible subtlety and nuance – that experimental forms are inherently, undoubtedly political. Here, the page is no longer a mechanism for order and structure, but instead, becomes a canvas, a visual field. Indeed, it is Zammit’s skillful disruption of readerly expectation – and entitlement – that challenges the social order from its very foundations: language itself. These are poems that offer a revolution in poetic language.

Abigail Ardelle Zammit is from Malta and has had poetry published in a variety of international journals including Boulevard, Gutter, Myslexia, The SHOp, Iota, Aesthetica, Freefall, Ink, Sweat and Tears, High Window, The Ekphrastic Review and Tupelo Quarterly.  Abigail’s two collections of poetry are Voices from the Land of Trees (Smokestack, 2007)and Portrait of a Woman with Sea Urchin (SPM, 2015), which won second prize in the Sentinel Poetry Book Competition. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing (Lancaster), and is currently working on a collection of poems exploring the connections between place, body, and the female experience.