Corrupted Poetry is a state of mind. Our events are managed by a collective of writers, Nic Stringer, Michelle Penn & Fiona Larkin. We create readings and collaborations that bring together the very best writers of contemporary poetry and present their work alongside art and sound content to provoke debate about the poem's visual & sonic spaces
'The most thoughtful poetry event'
image detail from Every day the world gets fuller © Nic Stringer
Michelle's debut pamphlet, Self-portrait as a diviner, failing, won the 2018 Paper Swans Prize. Her work has appeared in The Rialto, Magma, Butcher’s Dog, B O D Y and other journals. michellepennwriter.com
Fiona’s debut pamphlet, A Dovetail of Breath, was published by Rack Press in 2020. Her second Vital Capacity will be published by Broken Sleep Books in 2022. She was highly commended in the Forward Prizes 2019 in the best single poem category fionalarkinpoetry.wordpress.com
Poetry, art & reviews are in anthologies, magazines and online. A day that you happen to know was highly commended in the Forward Prizes 2018, Hemispheres is out in August and available from Guillemot Press. In the half-light by Fractured Strings (Sound Theory) is available on this website
'a joyful evening' 'just wow' 'I love Corrupted!' 'remarkable poetry and art'
Temporary Spaces exhibited at the Poetry Society's Café in January and February 2020. The exhibition catalogue, edited by Nic Stringer & Astra Papachristodoulou is available from Pamenar Press https://www.pamenarpress.com/books
Emily Dickinson names the first online series from Corrupted Poetry where writers and artists speak about how they know THAT is poetry. Guests include Kathryn Maris, Rishi Dastidar, Caleb Parkin, Jennifer Militello and many other poets, publishers and artists. Part poetry, part hypnosis
image: I am the one who carries the message No.2 © Nic Stringer
Sadly we had to postpone events in our 2020 season and 2021 is uncertain but you can still get a copy of the limited edition pamphlet for FAKE by emailing your postal address to email@example.com FAKE features writing from Will Harris, Amy Key, Luke Kennard & Phoebe Stuckes as well as visual work by Paul Hawkins, James Knight, Caroline Harris & Stephen Emmerson. If you'd like to donate towards our costs the suggested donation is £4 to include postage. We are not-for-profit and unfunded for our work
Music & Art from the forthcoming event
New poetry from the writer's debut collection Platinum Blonde
From Issue Four of Finished Creatures Magazine, edited by Corrupted Poetry