BEHIND THE MASK, ANOTHER MASK 11th September, october gallery

Mary Jean Chan, Rishi Dastidar, Chrissy Williams


about us, events & readings



Corrupted Poetry is a state of mind, Corrupted Poetry Events is managed by a collective of like-minded writers - Nic Stringer, Michelle Penn and Fiona Larkin.   We create readings and collaborations that focus on the best writers of contemporary and experimental poetry and present their work in a way that provokes debate about the poem's visual and sonic spaces.

Michelle Penn


 Michelle’s debut pamphlet, Self-portrait as a diviner, failing, won the 2018 Paper Swans Prize. Her work has appeared in Shearsman, Magma, Butcher’s Dog, Popshot, The Pedestal and other journals.  

Fiona Larkin


  Fiona Larkin’s poems appear in journals such as Magma, The North, Perverse, Envoi and Under the Radar, and anthologies including Best New British & Irish Poets 2018



Nic's poetry and art have appeared in anthologies and magazines such as the Poetry Now Encounters series, Bedford Square 10, The Forward Book of Poetry 2019, Interpreter's House, Magma, Structo, Eborakon and The Next Review, where she was a featured poet in the Summer 2016 Poetry Showcase. She also writes reviews and won the University of London Prize for Writing in 2016.  Artwork from the project Some parts have been removed  was published in the November 2017 edition of Magma (69, The Deaf Issue). 

A day that you happen to know  was Highly Commended in this year's Forward Prizes for best first collection.

You will find poems, sound, visuals and film online at The Poetry Shed and @TheArsonista (Burning House Press) 

New anthologies include The Creel (Guillemot Press) and the 

  Valley  Press  Anthology of  Prose Poetry

Nic is also a member of the sound collective Fractured Strings. 

An original soundtrack to the collection,  In the half-light

is available on this website.




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Upcoming Readings & Events


DIRT    ''a joyful evening''  ''just wow''

NEXT Behind the mask, another mask, September 2019 details TBC 


BEYOND IMITATION  a collaboration with the National Poetry Library will explore poetry as visual art and poetry's relationship with art.  Confirmed are Kathryn Maris, Tamar Yoseloff, Abegail Morley and Claire Collison. December 4th 2019,  The National Poetry Library at The Southbank Centre.