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pOEM Brut #46 – Ghost Writing published 30/10/2018


In the 46th edition of The Poem Brut series, new poetry by Sacha Archer.

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Poem Brut #45 – Questionnaire for National Security published 06/10/2018

The current poem for 3AM Magazine is a wry critique of the fundamental absurdity and contradictions of the modern security state, in an age of digital thievery, distrust and increasing dehumanisation.

In the 45th edition of The Poem Brut series, new poetry by Chris Deliso.

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Duos #15 – Semechki (Семечки) published 29/09/2018

These three drawing translations are part of a collaborative project called Semechki (Семечки) which I have developed with a Russian poet and filmmaker called Eta Dahlia. They are experimental translations of his minimalist Russian poems into gestural drawings.

These translations are entirely process-led. I made use of my very limited knowledge of Russian, allowing me to experience the poems phonically without the bias of semantic meaning. Translating the poems’ sounds into gestures became the basis of my systemic approach. I listened to each poem repeatedly for an hour, interpreting each sound as a separate movement and line. Throughout this process my repetitive gestural sequences produced an increasingly intricate network of lines, generating a tightly layered shape. My movements evolved with each interpretation, the drawing itself exposing their range.

In the 15th edition of the Duos series, new poetry by Eta Dahlia / Iris Colomb

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Poem Brut #44- Oust published

mixed media on paper, 16 pieces
105 x 150 mm (dimensions per piece)

In the 44th edition of the Poem Brut series, new poetry by Bárbara Mesquita.

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Poem Brut #43 / Duos #14 – Umbiblical published 11/09/2018

We wrote it this summer while at Alec Soth’s “River House” art project, in which he invites writers and artists to his isolated, abandoned house in rural Minnesota to spend the day with him working on spontaneous art projects. In this poem, we each write one line. I started the first line, she wrote the next line, I wrote the following line, and so forth. We did not speak to each other while we wrote the poem.

In the 43rd edition of The Poem Brut series and the 14th edition of Duos series new poetry by Sara Estes and Veronica Kavass.

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Poem Brut #42 – Abandoned Poem published 09/08/2018

‘Abandoned poem’ was created in Bristol, for Spike Island Open Studios, and was based on my finding some old drafts of a poem which I never finished and piecing them together.

The original draft notebook pages, complete with mistakes and edits, were displayed, and parts of the poem rewritten over and over on top of the pages with marker.

The poem became more and more illegible as the handwriting layered up, and the performance gave temporary life.

In the 42nd of the Poem Brut series, new poetry by Lizzy Turner.

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Duos #13: The Long Marriage published 08/08/2018

Could a bow with no arrow even be taken seriously?

These are questions I sang into at karaoke bars, like a deflated exclamation mark.
Remember, an edge is something sharp and unforgiving.
Just imagine an octopus interviewing a pumpkin—THAT is marriage, that is the long ride!
In the end, the princess is always peeled from her shell.

Now, I am inside the wind-up hour, slowing circles.
I am nearing the cosmic inhole…

In the 13th of the Duos series, new poetry by Jiaoyang Li and Sonja Hristina Bjelic.

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poem brut #41 – there was an old woman published 30/07/2018

Away They Ran, Shelter, Play, Jack Be Nimble, and There Was an Old Woman. These are part of a series called “Revisited Fairytales”. They are mixed media and combine silk screen and collagraph print, acrylic, collage, oil pastel, Sharpie, pencil, and pen and are 20” X 30.”

In the 41st of the Poem Brut series, new poetry by Dana Kroos.

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Poem Brut #40 – At All Costes published 29/07/2018

At all costes
Mutiny Radio

In the 40th edition of The Poem Brut series, new poetry by Arturo Desimone.

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Poem Brut #39 – Langemarck published 09/07/2018

an asemic
poetic reflection
on WWI’s
Western Front

In the 39th of the Poem Brut series, new poetry by ‘Nise McCullough.

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