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Poetry Submissions Are Closed!


Poetry submissions to SJ Fowler are closed until 1 January 2016! However, all isn’t lost: you can catch Mr Fowler live at Tate Modern on 18 July. Here’s the blurb:

The London based poets, writers and artists Patrick Coyle and SJ Fowler perform new works that push the boundaries of what we understand by performance and poetry. Following an hour of performance this is an opportunity to join them in an in-depth discussion to further explore these disciplines and other notions of the avant-garde.

Patrick Coyle’s recent spoken performances take the form of guided tours and poetry readings that incorporate various encounters with language including overheard conversations, digital correspondence, fictional future dialects and invented alphabets. Reflecting on contemporary methods of remote communication, Coyle proposes an alternative form of verbal engagement originating from research into the origins of speech and writing systems.

SJ Fowler’s performance explores derivation, digression and the often overlooked contexts and implications of public speaking, reading and performing. Ebbing between accuracy and forgetfulness, his work investigates how language comes to us, and is given to us, when we read and listen. A performance about constraint, introduction, preamble and the tropes of speech, Fowler presents a series of language experiments sewn together into a new whole, covering poetry, art performance, sound, repetition and re-enactment.

First posted: Monday, July 6th, 2015.

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