11th September the october gallery 24 Old Gloucester Street, London
Mary Jean Chan, Rishi Dastidar
with Jill Abrams, Alice Hiller, L Kiew, Anita Pati, Jeffrey Sugarman
and featuring artwork from Sophie Herxheimer & Claire Collison
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’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’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 https://fionalarkinpoetry.wordpress.com
Nic's poetry and art have appeared in anthologies and magazines such as the 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.
Artwork from the project Some parts have been removed was published in the November 2017 edition of Magma.
A day that you happen to know was Highly Commended in the Forward Prizes 2018 for best first collection.
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.
DIRT ''a joyful evening'' ''just wow''
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.