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Digital Poet in Residence at StAnza International Poetry Festival 2017

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I'm excited to be participating in StAnza 2017 as Digital Poet in Residence.

StAnza is Scotland's International Poetry Festival taking place in St Andrews, Fife, each spring. Recognised as one of the leading poetry festivals in Europe, over the years it has featured a strong list of contemporary poets from around the world. This year sees the 20th annual edition, which will run from 1st to 5th March and will feature an international lineup of over 60 poets, artists and musicians taking part in around 100 events. The main theme of StAnza 2017 is On The Road, with the festival examining all kinds of travel and journeys.

For my residency at StAnza 2017 I have devised a project with title Browsing History for which I will use simple text and image editing tools to make poetry out of my personal Internet browsing, in real time. The resulting pieces will be erected as physical and subsequently as digital installations, and will cumulatively provide an oblique record of this year'…

Reading at Neoterismoi Toumazou, Nicosia

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On Thursday 16 February I'll be reading in Nicosia for only the second time, and for the first since 2012. I'm especially happy that the event is co-organised by two of my favourite organisations/spaces in the town: Moufflon Bookshop & Neoterismoi Toumazou Art Space.

"Neoterismoi Toumazou and Moufflon Bookshop are excited to host Christodoulos Makris for a reading in Cyprus. The poet will present mostly unpublished material from his current work-in-progress. The content of this work is based on anonymous or pseudonymous writing found on the 'bottom half' of the Internet."

Details here. Thanks to Ruth Keshishian and Maria Toumazou for making it happen.