Author: agnieszkastudzinska

Dialogues in Dwelling

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By what invisible architecture is the poem developed? asks Barbara Guest in her seminal, short poetic statement, called Invisible Architecture? By what invisible architecture is the house turned into poetry? I hear myself answering as I read beyond & between the surface of her question, there is an invisible architecture often supporting the surface of the poem, she commences, & I in response, drift in the enigmatic gaps of her wording to dwell on what it is to write of, to […]

How In Shadowed Landscapes?

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“This is the world in profile, medieval, the landscape gathered up into the face…”  Jorie Graham [‘Harvest for Bergson’ in Hybrid of Plants and Ghosts] This workshop will explore how the notion of landscape haunts our presence, how landscape and language grows from our own fractured ‘scapes,’ how landscapes divulge, sunder, determine the spaces we inhabit, how, as writers and figures in landscape, we can re articulate ‘landscape’ in order to engage in waves of thinking and writing about its role in the world, […]

And the House?

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Click on the links to read my critical/creative essay entitled: ‘And the House? In Nocturne‘ by Carolyn Forché which was published by Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts as part of a new digital poetry festival, called INSIDE WRITING https://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/insidewriting And the house? in Nocturne by Carolyn Forché by Agnieszka Studzińska And the house? in Nocturne by Carolyn Forché

Beating Time: A Conversation Between Art & Poetry

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An extract from Anna Souter’s essay on my collaboration with Sandra Beccarelli’s work: “…Beccarelli’s work is similarly produced in the context of an ongoing working relationship with a living writer. Beccarelli’s close collaboration with poet Agnieszka Studzinska is a lively, open-ended dialogue, in which each shares intimate aspects of their craft with the other. Beccarelli, for instance, shares images from her sketchbooks or from the backs of her canvases, while Studzinska sends snapshots from her […]

The Poetics of Space

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The Poetics of Space after Bachelard [an introduction] “A house that has been experienced is not an inert box. Inhabited space transcends geometrical space.” My house is sometimes a chair I sit on in a different country, a tent, a beach, the woods I return to in photographs. My grandmother’s hand as it stirred her black tea. My children’s skin on my lips as they leave to walk to school. My house is the language […]

Writing Self in Poetry

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  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: […]