Launch of Away From Me by Caleb Klaces, with Oli Hazzard and Lucy Hurst

Prototype invites you to celebrate the launch of Caleb Klaces’ new poetry collection Away From Me, with readings from Caleb, Oli Hazzard and Lucy Hurst.


Away From Me is the highly-anticipated second collection from poet and novelist Caleb Klaces, following his acclaimed debut novel Fatherhood.

‘The world,’ wrote Georges Perec, ‘is big.’ The poems here rediscover the familiar intimacies of love, disgust, vulnerability, nurture and nostalgia in the vast spaces, technologies and voices that extend vertiginously beyond the individual self. This is a work with its own glitchy music and sharp beauty: ‘a joyful bigger’.

Caleb Klaces is the author of the novel Fatherhood (2019), which was longlisted for the Republic of Consciousness Prize, the poetry collection Bottled Air (2013), which won the Melita Hume Prize and an Eric Gregory Award, and two chapbooks, All Safe All Well (2011) and Modern Version (2018). He is Lecturer in Creative Writing and English Literature at York St John University, and runs the York Centre for Writing Poetry Series.

Oli Hazzard is the author of three books of poems, Between Two Windows (Carcanet, 2012), Blotter (Carcanet, 2018) and Progress: Real and Imagined (SPAM Press, 2020), and a book of literary criticism, John Ashbery and Anglo-American Exchange: The Minor Eras (Oxford University Press, 2018). He lives in Glasgow, and teaches at the University of St Andrews. His debut novel, Lorem Ipsum, was just published in May by Prototype.

Lucy Hurst is a poet and writer based in Lincolnshire; she is currently studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at York St John. Her work often discusses chronic illness and disability through experimental forms. Her poetry was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize 2020, and her chapbook Modern Medicine can be found at Fly On The Wall Press.

The event will take place on Zoom, and is free to attend.

Date: Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Time: 8–9pm

Tickets: free, but booking required