Leonora, Fly!


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A short story and accompanying poetics inspired by the artwork, writing and life of Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington. The work draws on research into Carrington’s childhood in Lancashire and is threaded through with references and imaginative responses to her eclectic work. The accompanying poetics includes reflections on the process of researching and writing the story and offers insights into working with the materials of an artist’s life and oeuvre to create new fiction. The short story was originally written to be performed at the Leonora Carrington Centenary Symposium, held at Edge Hill University in June 2017.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeonora Carrington: Living Legacies
EditorsAilsa Cox, James Hewison, Michelle Man, Roger Shannon
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherVernon Press
ISBN (Print)9781622737451
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2020


  • short story
  • Surrealism
  • practice as research


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