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Sarer Scotthorne
Paul Hawkins 


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Sarer Scotthorne

Sarer Scotthorne is a poet and a physical performer, she played Gregor in her twenties in Kafka’s Metamorphosis, shape shifting into a young man, a beetle and back to herself. She now performs poetry and moves between mother, pacifist, poet and martial artist. She co-runs Hesterglock Press and has two publications, The Blood House and Semblance. She is co-edited the anthology Writing Utopia 2020 (Hesterglock Press, 2020) and her full collection Meta Mutter is due out in spring 2021. She teaches Wutan martial arts in Bristol UK.


︎ The Blood House (Hesterglock Press 2014)

first edition hand-made pamphlet £5 SOLD OUT
second edition paperback £7.50 buy

‘I felt the pulse, certainly;
the life, breath, exposure of nerve ends.’
 - Iain Sinclair on The Blood House

The Blood House is reviewed by Andie Berryman for Sabotage Reviews ︎ here
and by Steve Willey for his Transmissions Series ︎ here.

︎ Semblance (Erbacce Press, 2016)

‘ . . . a balance of introspection and activity, Scotthorne’s work hurts the soul through its jabs, chops and violent attacks all executed with fine self-control and patient care born of long practice . . .’
 - Jude Cowan Montague on Semblance

It’s all about my relationship with my martial arts swords. My chance meeting with film maker/translator Albert Zhang in 2015, and subsequent conversations led me to write Semblance. I owe Albert a debt of gratitude for making this poetry and my Chinese Martial Arts into a film of the same name and for translating these poems into Mandarin and Cantonese.

You can buy a signed copy direct from me for £4.95 + postage (£1.00 p & p UK, £2.50 worldwide) via Paypal by clicking here.

︎  META MUTTER - a new collection of poems is due 2021