In collaboration with Poem Atlas
20th January - 22nd February 2020
This new exhibition explores broad interpretations of space as a point of transformation between the body and the temporal. Curated by Corrupted Poetry in collaboration with Poem Atlas, we are showcasing work that merges poetry and visual art from some of the most exciting contemporary poets in the UK right now. Contributing artists and poets include Sarah Dawson, Stephen Emmerson, Simon Tyrrell, Silje Ree, James Knight, Michelle Penn, Claire Collison, Nic Stringer and Astra Papachristodoulou. More to be confirmed. There will also be a special opening event on the 29th January (7.30pm) featuring music and performances from some of the contributing poets involved in the show, which will be free to attend, with a suggested donation of £3. A unique exhibition catalogue will also be available to purchase on the night, published by Pamenar Press.
Poem Atlas is a poetry network and event series curated by poet and artist Astra Papachristodoulou. This project aims to showcase the best of visual and experimental poetry in the UK and beyond, focussing on the work of poets who explore the performative aspect of tangible poems, and merge poetry and visual art to create unique objects.
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 & collaborations that bring together the best writers of contemporary poetry
and present their work alongside artistic & sound content to provoke debate about the poem's visual & sonic spaces.
'The most thoughtful poetry event'
Michelle Penn's debut pamphlet, Self-portrait as a diviner, failing, won the 2018 Paper Swans Prize. Her work has appeared in Magma, Butcher’s Dog, Popshot, B O D Y, Finished Creatures and other journals.
Fiona Larkin’s poems appear in journals such as Magma, The North, Perverse, Finished Creatures & Under the Radar, and anthologies including Best New British & Irish Poets 2018 . Fiona was Highly Commended by the Forward Prizes 2019 in the Best Poem category https://fionalarkinpoetry.wordpress.com
Nic's poetry, art & reviews have appeared in anthologies and magazines such as The Forward Book of Poetry 2019, Interpreter's House, Magma, Structo, Eborakon, Finished Creatures, Tears in the Fence & The Next Review, where she was a featured poet in the
Summer 2016 Poetry Showcase. Artwork from the project Some parts have been removed was published in Magma and the Salome series was shown at the Westminster Reference Library. Work from the project Hemispheres will be at the Temporary Spaces exhibition at the Poetry Café in January and February.
A day that you happen to know was Highly Commended by the Forward Prizes 2018 for best first collection.
Nic is also a member of the sound collective Fractured Strings.
An original soundtrack, In the half-light, is available on this website.
'a joyful evening' 'just wow' 'I love Corrupted!' 'remarkable poetry and art'
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