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FACES THAT FLED THE WIND: Alycia Pirmohamed with guests Alyson Kissner + Jay G. Ying

November 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


It is with absolute pleasure that we announce the Edinburgh launch for Alycia Pirmohamed’s debut collection Faces That Fled The Wind. Alycia is one of Scotland’s most exciting young talents and a great friend of our bookshop, so we can’t wait to host this!

Join us in a fairylight-lit St Vincent’s Chapel, just a short walk from the Golden Hare Bookshop, for a very special evening of poetry from Alycia and two fellow poets: Alysson Kissner and Jay G. Ying.

This event will consist of performances by three poets, the main performer being Alycia Pirmohamed. Copies of Faces that Fled the World will be for sale on the night, and there will be time for signing after the event. 

Wine will be served! This venue is fully wheelchair accessible; please get in touch with the bookshop if you would like to inform us of any access requirements. 


Faces that Fled the Wind leads us into a lush archipelago of spiritual and ecological longing. With a gorgeous lyricism, these poems breathe life in a cinematic evocation of languages lost, distances crossed, and splintered bodies that are pieced back together in the dark, archetypal woods of an imagined motherland. Alycia Pirmohamed assuredly weaves together stories that shimmer with a “glaucous bloom,” narratives of migration and the lingering wounds they leave behind on the page.




ALYCIA PIRMOHAMED is a Canadian-born poet currently living in Scotland. Her chapbook, Faces that Fled the Wind, was selected by Camille Rankine for the BOAAT Press Chapbook Prize, and her other awards include the 92/Y Discovery Poetry Contest, the Ploughshares’ Emerging Writer’s Contest in Poetry, and the Gulf Coast Poetry Prize. Her poems are forthcoming or have appeared in The Paris Review Daily, Best Canadian Poetry, Guernica Magazine, and others. Alycia received her MFA from the University of Oregon and is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Edinburgh. 

Originally from Vancouver, Canada, ALYSON KISSNER is a poet completing her PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh. Her work is primarily focused on themes of gender-based violence, trauma, exposure, and tenderness. She was awarded top prize for youth writers at the Vancouver International Writers Festival at the age of 16, and has since published in The Toast and other online journals. She may be reached on twitter @alykissner for both questions and community.

JAY G YING is a poet, fiction writer, critic and translator based in Edinburgh. His debut pamphlet Wedding Beasts was published by Bitter Melon in 2019 and is shortlisted for the Saltire-Calum MacDonald Award. His second pamphlet Katabasis will be published in 2020 by The Poetry Business. He is a contributing editor at The White Review.


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St Vincent’s Chapel
Saint Vincent Street
Edinburgh, EH3 6SW United Kingdom


Golden Hare Books

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