Vanessa Place in Sheffield

25/11/2014: VANESSA PLACE

Chair: Sharon Kivland

N.B. this will begin at 4 o’clock, ending at 5 o’clock
The Boston Review called Vanessa Place ‘the spokesperson for the new cynical avant-garde’, the Huffington Post characterised her work as ‘ethically odious’, and Dazed called her ‘the super cynical dark overlord of the poetry world’, while philosopher and critic Avital Ronell said she is ‘a leading voice in contemporary thought’. Vanessa Place was the first poet to perform as part of the Whitney Biennial; a content advisory was posted. Place also works as a critic and criminal defense attorney, and is CEO of VanessaPlace Inc, the world’s first poetry corporation.

Site Gallery studio, Tuesday 25 November, 2.00 p.m, to 3.30 p.m.

Vanessa Place will give a workshop on conceptual poetics, open to fifteen students, in which various practices will be discussed and what makes something ‘conceptual’ versus simply having a concept. To book a place on the workshop, please email:



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