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3:AM Magazine Duos #8

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My collaboration with Frédéric Forte titled 'Urban Dictionary: a language' was recently published on 3:AM Magazine as part of its Duos series of collaborative poems.

Commissioned by 3:AM Magazine's poetry editor SJ Fowler for the European Poetry Festival's Camarade event, 'Urban Dictionary: a language' was composed through a cumulative harvesting of a thread of crowdsourced, sometimes problematic term definitions from urbandictionary.com - those associated with language/nationality and with a particular emphasis on France/French - written through and decontextualised into this collaborative poem.

Below is footage of Frédéric & myself performing the poem for the European Poetry Festival Camarade at the Rich Mix Arts Centre in London on 7 April 2018.

It is followed by a recording of my solo reading for the festival's opening event at Kingston's Rose Theatre on 5 April, and then footage of my collaboration with Endre Ruset - which consisted of our merg…

Documentary Poetics at ILFDublin 2018

Documentary Poetics - a performance for International Literature Festival Dublin 2018
Boys School, Smock Alley Theatre
6.00pm, Wednesday 23 May
Tickets: €5.00


I'm excited to be taking part in this ILFDublin event alongside Jonathan Mayhew, an artist living and working between Dublin and Göteborg and supported by the Arts Council of Ireland. Jonathan and I have both made extensive use of appropriative/erasure strategies in our work, and share an interest in digital communication and personas.

Full event description below:

With writing and reading our primary mode of communication, with text superabundant and increasing at an exponential rate, and our consumption and production of it happening in the same medium, the implication of digital technologies on the literary arts is profound but as yet underexplored. Christodoulos Makris and Jonathan Mayhew have used appropriative writing strategies extensively to make poetry and artworks steeped in contemporary language use, with a documen…

Words Ireland @ ILFDublin

On Friday 25 May I will deliver a presentation in partnership with Nathan O'Donnell and Suzanne Walsh as part of Words Ireland @ ILFDublin: A National Day for Writers, at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Scheduled for 11.30am in the 'How We Made This: Collaborations' segment, our presentation will focus on 'Inflammatory Speech', our IMMA commission and subsequent performance last year. We aim, as the programme blurb promises, to "display innovative thinking and best practice in literary and cross-arts collaboration".

Words Ireland @ ILFDublin: A National Day for Writers is a one-day get together for professional and emerging writers working in all forms, and it is part of International Literature Festival Dublin 2018. As well as staging writer-focused events, Words Ireland is gathering 40 literature organisations and lots of industry personnel together to meet writers in the Great Hall at IMMA. There are nine events to choose from on the day, each 50 minute…