Edwin Stockdale was born in Chester. He has a BA Hons in Creative Writing and Music from Lancaster University and a PGCE in Early Years Education from Liverpool Hope University. In September 2014 Aventurine
, his debut pamphlet, was published by Red Squirrel Press. He graduated from the University of Birmingham’s MA in Creative Writing with a high first-class distinction in December 2017. Currently, he is studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at Leeds Trinity University. The Glower of the Sun
is his second pamphlet collection.
‘Stockdale writes with striking economy and terrifying clarity. The Glower of the Sundemonstrates his power to change focus subtly —from a thought to a single, arresting image, a colour; from the interior to the natural world. A powerful collection culminates in ‘The Passion of Lady Margaret Pole’, a sequence of heart-breaking tenderness and historical insight, bringing the often-overlooked Countess to imagistic life. An unmissable new pamphlet from one of the country’s most promising talents.’ —Luke Kennard