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*Status Report*

I may have slipped through January’s publishing fingers but not through want of working.

* Currently finetuning the Immurement manuscript, which now exists formatted, though still a few months away from publication of course.
* I’m also working on some interview response questions, which is taking longer than it might for others as I am never asked anything, but it is nice to be asked.
* There’s a new collaborative project in the works that I am very excited to see the final result of.
* I’ve also been doing things for another collaborative project that is several years away from seeing the light of day for complicated reasons. One of the solo projects I’ve been working on might warrant the same classification actually…
* Also planning to start working on one of my three (four?) pamphlet ideas soon.

So, things are still happening behind the scenes. I’m going to work hard this year to create more things and hopefully get more things out there. I would put ‘do more events’ in there too, but I have far less control over that sort of thing and don’t want to promise myself things I can’t necessarily deliver, as much as I’d love to. But I endeavour to take any opportunity that comes to me and to create opportunities for myself wherever I can.

forthcoming: Museum of Futures Exhibition 2019

The third annual exhibition of visual literature at Museum of Futures in Surbiton will feature Poetry / Poetography / Photographic Literature. Held between February 21st and March 8th, I am happy to once again be co-curating under SJ Fowler and alongside other poets.

–  Submissions are open December 1st until February 10th

–  The exhibition is only open to those who can hand deliver their work, framed, to the Museum of Futures gallery on Wednesday February 20th 2019, in Surbiton.

–  The exhibition is for Phoetry, Poetography, Photopoems and Poetic Photography – that is visual works somehow exploring the intersections between the photographic and the poetic. This may involve texts with images, images with texts, the handmade, the digitally crafted, the collaged and the photoshopped. All understandings of the remit are welcome.

–  All submissions must be sent to museumoffutures[at]gmail[.]com with proposed works attached as jpegs. Three works maximum. Please include bio.

 

More information about the exhibition may be found here.

Otic

My poem Otic: a speculative study of auricular advancement is now up at Burning House Press:

aetheric that our ears cannot detect recurrent
shock is usually cumulative:
                                              the air is full of sounds
compelled to adopt some skull to appear casually

Inspired by and featuring found text from century-old future-facing non-fiction, if you’ll allow me so many hyphens. In this poem I focused on sound, but I also plan to write pieces based around some of the other speculations I came upon at some point.

Burning House Press was the first place to accept my work for online publication and I’m thrilled to return to them alongside so many wonderful poets. With thanks to guest editor Paul Hawkins.

Read Otic on Burning House Press.

WCK collaboration with Olga Kolesnikova

I was glad to be invited back to Writers Centre Kingston to create a new collaborative performance with Olga Kolesnikova.

wck collab olga kolesnikova

We originally wanted to do something messier but realised that Rose Theatre would likely be displeased with this – so if anyone is looking for collaborative performances for an event either hosted outside or perhaps over a tarp of some sort, do drop me an email.

This was the thirteenth event for WCK and the first of the academic year. As well as ourselves the evening also included: a collaboration between Susie Campbell & Lucy Furlong; the launch of Clockwork by Astra Papachristodoulou; and speakers Tina Chanter and Damian Le Bas, each responding to the theme of ‘Becoming’.

More information on the event may be found here.