James Trevelyan grew up in the Midlands and now lives in South London. He has an MA in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway. His poems have appeared in various print and online magazines, and in anthologies including Best New British & Irish Poets 2017. He works in the Literature team at Arts Council England.
His debut pamphlet of poetry DISSOLVE to: L.A. was published by the Emma Press in March 2016.
His poetry has also appeared in Little Atoms, Morning Star, Cake, Prole, Aspidistra, Cadaverine, Neon, 14 Magazine, Inky Needles and Bedford Square 5. Among others he has poems anthologised in Best New British and Irish Poets 2017, Campaign in Poetry (The Emma Press, 2015) and 154 (Live Canon, 2016).
He is currently writing his first play.
DISSOLVE TO: L.A.
What does it mean to die in a movie scene? To exist on the peripheries? James Trevelyan takes twelve cult action films of the 1980s and 90s and gives life where it was extinguished too early. Speaking in the voices of such poignantly disposable characters as Cougar (Top Gun), GIRL (Lethal Weapon) and Donald Gennaro (Jurassic Park), Trevelyan provides a humorous and heart-breaking exploration of morality, mortality and our sense of self.
With 9 black line drawings by Emma Wright.
Longlisted | Saboteur Award for Best Pamphlet 2016
Price: £5 (paperback)
Page count: 36
Publisher: The Emma Press