“…It is in oneself, in the other, in the other in oneself, they are always there, specter, even if they do not exist, even if they are no longer, even if they are not yet” (Jacques Derrida: Specters of Marx: 2006: 221). Advertisements
“Creativity takes courage” Henri Matisse Lots of courage, creativity and writing at my workshop for the Richmond Literature Festival 2017. As always, such a sense of achievement from those who participated. The process of writing can be difficult and lonely. It’s good to share the ideas and thoughts that make us and our writing.
Come and hear our responses to the work of Joseph Conrad at the Poetry Library 1st November 2017 https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/124451-poetic-celebration-joseph-conrad-2017 The poem also appears in WildCourt, an online journal ‘committed to thinking about poetry’ at King’s College London. http://wildcourt.co.uk/new-work/conrad-60-notes-towards-poem-agnieszka-studzinska/
Participated in the ‘Poetics of Home’ Symposium organised by Jennifer Wong. Click here for more details
passage1 http://thewappingproject.org/the-wapping-project-passage/ http://thewappingproject.org/commissions/
Wonderful day of creative writing teaching as part of the Richmond Literature Festival 2016. The workshop explored ideas of writing the self/other – writing self portraiture in response to the current exhibition, KAOS: Re-Inventing the Selfie. Good to see so much writing produced.
Delighted to have been asked for a creative response to the theme of ‘passage’ by the Wapping Project. The Wapping Project was developed in 1984 by Women’s Playhouse Trust [WPT], an arts and education charity. In September 2016, the Wapping Project Commissions was launched. The work will be published on their website on Nov 1st and will be published as part of a limited edition publication in the summer of 2017. My initial thoughts on ‘commissions’ and […]
The first drafts of my collaboration with poet Ana Seferovic… Oyster rain lustrous pour – shelling on the window pane – inside the room it sounds as if a train is pulling away & surging (forward /onwards) into this unrefined earth: a nacreous landscape of water falling (on & through) the mottled air like an old French mirror – like a hand which has dug […]
Reading with Poet Ana Seferovic – contemporary poetry in collaboration for European Literature week on the 14th May at RichMix in Bethnal Green Here’s the details on the Enemies Project website www.theenemiesproject.com/epn On Rich Mix website http://www.richmix.org.uk/events/spoken-word/european-poetry-night On European Literature Festival website http://www.europeanliteraturefestival.org.uk/programme/the-enemies-project-european-poetry-night/ The night is curated by Steven J Fowler www.stevenjfowler.com www.theenemiesproject.com
‘Seeing comes before words’ – John Berger Responding and interpreting abstract art is comparable to the way we read and respond to poetry. The two art forms are very similar in that, both play with ideas and concepts which can be interpreted in a number of ways. The meanings are sometimes not as liner, not as explicit. The reader of both poetry and abstract art brings in their own interpretation and narrative. It is at this […]