ELLIPSIS is a literary series published as a set of three 32-page booklets. Each volume presents a trio of contemporary writers offering a selection of forms, philosophies and densities of language.
1.1 Ruth Valentine: The Announced
1.2 Frances Gapper: The Tiny Key
1.3 Bethan Stevens: Mostly Indoors
In the first volume of Ellipsis, ten poems by Ruth Valentine visit disparate landscapes from the Sussex Downs to the streets of Baghdad; in each setting historical voices are rescued from silence. Frances Gapper’s flash fiction explores the interstices of language and memory through a fleeting host of characters, including a fox who marries a man, a gatecrashing hermit and an airborne pig. The six stories by Bethan Stevens have six cities as their backdrops, from Bogotá to Paris, each one acting as a catalyst for narratives of inner adventure and understated magic.