Mary Jean Chan & Andrew McMillan: Bright Fear

Mary Jean Chan read from their new collection, Bright Fear, and was in conversation about the book with Andrew McMillan.

Chan’s debut, Fleche, won the Costa Book Award for Poetry in 2019. Bright Fear extends and develops that collection’s themes of identity, multilingualism and postcolonial legacy, while remaining deeply attuned to moments of tenderness, beauty and grace.

Andrew McMillan’s most recent collection is pandemonium (Cape, 2021); a novel, Pity, is just out from Canongate. Together with Chan, he edited the landmark anthology 100 Queer Poems(Penguin).