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Belfast Book Festival 2022

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I very much look forward to this year's edition of the Belfast Book Festival, taking place 10-19 June, and in which I will be participating in a range of ways. Especially since my scheduled participation in 2020, arranged by a different programming team, unfortunately did not happen due to the festival's cancellation that year. So my contribution to the  Belfast Book Festival 2022 takes three different forms: 1/ Reading and Conversation -  Literary Collage With Sophie Herxheimer & Christodoulos Makris : This intimate event will query the potential of the many sources of found and discarded language as source texts for the creation of new literary material. Come along and join poets Sophie Herxheimer and Christodoulos Makris for an evening of readings and conversation. Wednesday 15 June 2022 | 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM | Tickets: Pay What You Want – recommended price £7  | The Crescent Arts Centre 2/ Workshop -  Text As Material: Remake Reuse Recycle With Christodoulos Makris : H

Belfield Literary Review No. 2

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Having also had work featured  in the inaugural issue  last year, I'm very pleased to have four new poems as fragmented-disembodied lyric included in  Belfield Literary Review  No. 2 (Spring 2022) - an issue guest-curated and edited by Niamh Campbell . Belfield Literary Review is a beautifully produced annual journal published by Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) in collaboration with the UCD School of English, Drama and Film . The journal "has grown out of the creative writing community in University College Dublin, and [...] deals with the interface between critical and creative work, hybrid texts and the experimental." Issue 2 is titled 'The Long Journey', and also includes work from many excellent writers such as Chris Beausang, Adrian Duncan, Mia Gallagher, Darragh McCausland, Chris Murray, Nathan O'Donnell, Sue Rainsford, Sam Riviere, Sydney Weinberg, and more. It was launched last Monday 2 May at MoLI with readings from some of the contributors, and

Shedding Poetry's National Baggage: an essay (re-published)

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I recently became aware that my essay 'Shedding Poetry's National Baggage',  commissioned for and published on the online platform  Versopolis Review  (European Review of Poetry, Books and Culture) in January 2018 , has vanished without trace, warning or explanation. The internet is of course full of broken links and disappeared material, but the Versopolis project continues to be active and supported by the European Commission’s Creative Europe programme, with the platform stating that its website is a document of the project's activities since its inception in 2014. Following this development, and given the fact that the essay was fairly cited and discussed on its original publication, I have decided to make it available again below, unaltered and in full: --- Shedding Poetry’s National Baggage: Eight Fragments 1. In February 2015 I received two separate calls in a single morning: one from a national arts body in Ireland, and another from an organisation connected to

sorry that you were not moved (Fallow Media, 2022)

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Publication Title: sorry that you were not moved   Authors: Kimberly Campanello & Christodoulos Makris   Publisher: Fallow Media   Date of Publication: 10 February 2022 Availability: Free sorry that you were not moved is an interactive collaborative digital poetry publication by Kimberly Campanello and Christodoulos Makris exploring space-time dimensions of travel through experimental-appropriative writing strategies and audiovisual interventions. It was created in collaboration with Ian Maleney of Fallow Media, inspired by Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities , and made with the support of an Arts Council Literature Project Award. CLICK HERE to travel. Dear reader, After several months navigating digital space-time in intertextual collusion with Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities , we present these mementoes of what we encountered on our voyages. The engines of our digital travels were fired by diverse strategies and they landed us both nowhere and everywhere. All reflect and con

sorry that you were not moved: publication launch

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Online launch of an interactive collaborative digital poetry publication by Kimberly Campanello & Christodoulos Makris. About this event sorry that you were not moved is an interactive collaborative digital poetry publication by Kimberly Campanello and Christodoulos Makris exploring space-time dimensions of travel through experimental-appropriative writing strategies and audiovisual interventions. It was created in collaboration with Ian Maleney of Fallow Media , inspired by Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities , and made with the support of an Arts Council Literature Project Award. Join us online for readings and conversation with host Colin Herd . Thursday, 10 February 2022 18:30 – 20:00 GMT REGISTER HERE to receive a Zoom link on the day. Responses “When we are moved, we are transported—literally from one place to another, and figuratively from a state of self-awareness to a place beyond the self. A poem, a performance, a film, a book—those things that have the power to transp

Inhabiting Distances at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale

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Two poems from my second book The Architecture of Chance,  as well as an excerpt from my as yet unpublished long poem 'Capital' , are featured in Anachoresis: Upon Inhabiting Distances , an anthology accompanying the Cyprus entry at the 17th Architecture Biennale in Venice. The Cyprus Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia "addresses the spatial experiences that occur when inhabiting distances becomes a paradigm for the development of new socialities. The notion of anachoresis, as explicated by Roland Barthes in  How to Live Together , denotes an abrupt departure into spaces of atypical and idiorrhythmic manifestations of cohabitation." I was pleased and honoured to be informed that The Architecture of Chance - and in particular the poems 'Territorial' and 'public-private' (composed in collaboration with James Wilkes) as well as the title poem - formed a key reference text during the curators' discussi

Documentary Poetics reprise: a film

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My experimental poetry film 'Documentary Poetics reprise', commissioned by Máighréad Medbh for the Fingal Libraries Culture Night 2021 programme, premiered on 17 September. Part of the digital event 'Oblique Techniques: Poetry of Present-Absent Place', my film appeared alongside contributions by Alice Lyons and Catherine Walsh and with short introductions from Máighréad Medbh . The brief was to make a home video of no longer than twenty minutes presenting (an aspect of) our own practice, with the unifying concept of "a notion of the contemporary as coupled with shifts in perception and concepts of space". Responding to a short list of phrases compiled by Medbh and taken from our recent books, was an additional option or constraint. From the event description: Fingal Libraries present three poets whose work explores the contemporary world in unusual ways. Documenting the moment in its various forms - public, private, elemental, intellectual, abstract and materi

States of Flux: Ways of Writing Poetry at Kildare Readers Festival 2021

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I'm delighted to be working with Kildare Readers Festival once again this year. Please join us for States of Flux: Ways of Writing Poetry , an event devised, programmed and hosted by myself, and premiering on Vimeo on 6 October 2021: In an event deviating from the usual reading and panel discussion format, three contemporary poets give short talks on their writing process. Join Ellen Dillon , Kit Fryatt and Dimitra Xidous as they each present one of their recent poems and discuss inspirations, raw material and references, drafts and rewrites, practical and publication concerns, its place within their overall work and interests, and other elements framing their compositional decisions. Linked by fresh and innovative approaches to making poetry, and by operating in modes of linguistic, cultural, formal, and other states of flux, these three poets promise to provoke rich cross-commentary towards elucidating and demystifying aspects of contemporary poetic practice. Devised, programm

Critical Bastards 17: Lies

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Two new poems of mine are included in issue 17 of Critical Bastards magazine, published last month and revolving around the theme of 'Lies'. Critical Bastards is an interdisciplinary arts magazine that has been operating out of Ireland since 2011. It's currently edited by Lily Cahill, Dorothy Hunter, Deborah Madden, and Sara O'Brien. Themes for past issues have included 'Bilocation', 'Expectation and Disappointment in Art' - as well as the all-audio issue 'Work' which included my performance piece 'Work Sharing' . Issue 17: Lies aims to "explore the lie as strategy, as means of disruption, as method. It [...] questions the reliability of what is produced through art and writing. Can a lie function differently in these contexts? Do the parameters of truth, fact and fiction shift? How might various realities and unrealities assume form, collide and co-exist?" In response to the brief my two poems printed in the issue - 'Di

Joseph M. Hassett Creativity Bursary (Poetry) 2021-22 at University College Dublin

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I'm honoured to be awarded the inaugural Joseph M. Hassett Creativity Bursary (Poetry) for 2021-22 at UCD College of Arts and Humanities. Full details in the University's press release  (text below): --- We are delighted to announce that the poet Christodoulos Makris has been awarded the inaugural Joseph M. Hassett Creativity Bursary (Poetry) 2021-22.  Starting 1 September 2021, Christodoulos Makris will work with the RTÉ Radio Scripts Collection in the UCD Archives . He intends to work with ephemera held in the archive relating to historical programming on RTÉ Radio to compose poetic text(s) through juxtaposition (parataxis) as a response to communication motifs and other undercurrents in relations between public and private at the level of institution, and to propose extrapolations across time into our current moment. Makris is the first recipient of the Joseph M. Hassett Creativity Bursary , which for 2021-22 is dedicated to poetry. Worth €5,000, it is funded by the College