What is self & how do I write it? Colossal, tumescent questions hanging & waiting to drop. In their falling the splattered matter of their existence is what poetry picks up (poetry that I like to read & write anyway.) The splattered matter of self. What do I mean by this word self, which often gets kicked around like a football on a tired pitch. One dictionary definition writes this: self: […]
Delighted to be teaching this course at the @poetryschool in May 2019. https://poetryschool.com/courses/writing-self-in-poetry-international/
In Collaboration with Tatiana Faia https://www.europeanpoetryfestival.com/tatiana-faia/ on the 13th October 2018 @RichMix London.
I am honoured and grateful to have my poem, ‘An essay on the Dragon and the Invisible Creatures’ published in this forthcoming anthology by Boilerhouse Press. Wretched Strangers brings together innovative writing on re-conceptions of ‘shared foreigness’ from around the globe, celebrating the irreducible diversity such work brings to ‘British’ poetry. Proceeds will go to charities fighting for the rights of refugees. Please pre order your copies here: https://www.boilerhouse.press/product-page/wretched-strangers
click here for more info: https://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/a-soviet-childhood/ I am in conversation with Paavo Matsin and Tony Peake exploring living under the influence of communist rule.
I am over the moon to be writer in residence at Chalkwall Hall- Southend on Sea as part of The Essex Book Festival. My residency will start from the 19th March and ends on the 27th March. Polish Independence in 1918 nestles in the chambers of thought and serves as potential content for my writing. A new area to explore… https://essexbookfestival.org.uk/event/a-soviet-childhood/
“…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).
“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