Showing posts from February, 2013

3X Distilled

Curated by Annemarie Ni Churreáin, 3X Distilled is part of the Collaborations '13 Festival and will feature unique live performances from three pairs of poets and sound artists:

Kit Fryatt & Elizabeth Hilliard
Annemarie Ni Churreáin & Ed Devane
Christodoulos Makris & Keith Lindsay

(Keith & I will be offering a sound treatment of my poem 'From Something to Nothing', first published in can can #4.)

Join us on Sunday 3 March 2013 in the Boys School at Smock Alley Theatre, 7 Lower Exchange St, Dublin 2. Start time is 8pm and entrance is 5 Euro, with tickets available at the door.

'Public-Private Announcements' at Camarade IV

Here's James Wilkes and I performing 'Public-Private Announcements' at Camarade IV last Saturday.

The event displayed a wide range of approaches to collaboration, in terms of both composition and performance. It's testament to a spirit of interrogation that currently permeates a particularly innovative strand of the poetry scene in London (extending elsewhere in Britain) - which is being nourished in no small part by Steven Fowler's tireless work and generosity.

Footage of all 13 performances is available on Steven's YouTube channel. I particularly enjoyed Peter Jaeger with Tim Atkins, Kirsty Irving with Ryan Van Winkle, and Daniel Rourke with Holly Pester.

An anthology collecting the texts from all editions of Camarade is due out later this year.

Camarade IV

For the fourth edition of the Camarade series of collaborations - and the first event in SJ Fowler's remarkable Enemies project - James Wilkes and I form one of thirteen pairs of poets who will perform work composed in partnership specifically for this event.

Our piece, 'Public-Private Announcements', comprises text- and Twitter-poems exchanged between James and I over the second half of last year.

Come listen/see us all at the Rich Mix arts centre, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA on Saturday 9 February 2013. Start time is 7pm and admission is free.

Full list of pairings:

Chris McCabe & Tom Jenks
George Szirtes & Carol Watts
Peter Jaeger & Tim Atkins
James Wilkes & Christodoulos Makris
Stephen Emmerson & Lucy Harvest Clarke
Alex Niven & Joe Kennedy
Roddy Lumsden & Carrie Etter
Todd Swift & Paul Perry
Marek Kazmierski & Stephen Watts
Sophie Mayer & Astrid Alben
Holly Pester & Daniel Rourke
Kirsty Irving & Ryan Van Win…