‘These pods swollen by a marvellous logic
which this margin is too narrow to contain’
Moonrise is a poetry collection preoccupied with themes of scientific theory, love, cosmology and feminism. Tracking the moon through the skies, the poems propose theories and thought experiments, accompanied by night photography that traces through the trajectory of the collection.
Ella Chappell was born south of Manchester in 1990. She attained both the BA and MA degrees in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. Her poetry has been published in various online and print magazines including Elbow Room, The Lighthouse, Ink, Sweat & Tears and Belleville Park Pages. Her filmpoem, Rolling Frames, made in collaboration with a choreographer and filmmaker, won the Southbank Poetry Film Competition, Shot Through The Heart, and has since been screened at many film festivals internationally, winning multiple awards. Most recent projects include a collaborative audio/poetry piece featured at the 'Conditional Expressions' art exhibition at the STCFTCOTS gallery in Leeds, and 'Disruption', a poem that opened the RCA MA 2015 fashion show, following a year-long cross-medium collaboration with a womenswear student.