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A Poetical Response to Joseph Conrad

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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/

The Wapping Project Commission

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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 […]

Poetry in Collaboration

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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 […]

European Poetry Night

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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

Ways of Seeing

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‘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 […]