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Maintenant: celebrating the avant garde

On March 31st 2012, 3:AM Magazine’s Maintenant series hosted its a celebration of the avant garde event at the Rich Mix centre near Brick Lane in London. Eight performances of contemporary sound poetry and sonic art were interspersed with a free exchange of visual poetry provided by over seventy contemporary European poets and open to the public.

The videos below are shown in the order of the readings given on the evening, an event which showed the depth of talent in contemporary European sound and visual poetry.

Ben Morris & Fiona Kennedy & Jon Marshall

Hannah Silva & Holly Pester

Gabriele Labanauskaite

Tamarin Norwood & Patrick Coyle & Julia Calver

Marton Koppany

Mark Jackson

Ollie Evans & Lisa Jeschke & Lucy Beynon

David Berridge & Nick-e Melville


Edited by SJ Fowler the Maintenant project is a weekly interview series with contemporary European poets, with a leaning toward new voices and innovation in poetics.

First published in 3:AM Magazine: Thursday, April 5th, 2012.