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 […]
“The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.”― George Orwell For a while now, I have wanted to go on a writing course with a purpose other than to provide a stimuli for my own work. Of course, I want that too: – expand the repo-tire of my work, write with a different voice, look at different subject matter. All these things are important to […]
‘What Things Are’ was launched with three other Eyewear poets, Jemma Borg, Keiran Goddard and Colette Sensier at the London Review Bookshop on October 15th 2014. That night, the rain poured on London but it didn’t stop the amazing turnout. A great crowd, great readings, great poets. I really would like to share the poems from ‘What Things Are’ to a greater audience and connect with our experiences of family.
Today, I took my gorgeously troublesome, children and husband ( not sure if he fits into the troublesome category though, actually I think he does) to collect my new book, ‘What Things Are.’ The book is in an odd way, very much part of the family. In the park, the conkers fell, the children ran and I sat on a bench, savouring the moment.