Leanne Bridgewater will perform at the next Other Room on Wednesday, 4th June at The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE. 7 PM start, with Allen Fisher, Agnes Lehoczky and David Miller. Free entry. The film above shows Leanne at Words V Music #2 in 2013. See also her Homophone Translations at Beard of Bees, some visual pieces at Depart and M58, and her Alternative Anniversaries greetings cards at zimZalla.
Leanne Bridgewater is a poet who writes and draws, then draws upon subjects (mostly environmental). She enjoys indulging in language poetry and experimentation. Her latest works are Sentience: a three-thousand word sentence (Stoma Press), Three tales of Dysgeographia (self-published), The Homophone Translator: a project on homophonic translation (Beard of Bees, 2013) and an alternative series of greeting cards (zimZalla avant objects). She is currently working on a project involving random number generation, along with preparing a new collection of poetry.
The act of re‐writing Ebay customer’s listings. For each bay seized is another piece of treasure (writing) by Leanne Bridgewater at ctrl + lt + del.
Out now, with work by Leanne Bridgewater, Iain Britton, Sarah Edwards, Stephen Hitchins and Andrew Nightingale.
Out now as free PDF and as mp3 on Beard of Bees.
“I realised I could use the sounds of a Polish man speaking to write poetry in English. This was the seed of the idea of The Homophone Translator. As a basis for the translation project, I wrote a short story, Silver Linear Cloud, in English. Then, I asked several competent translators to translate one or more of the nine sections of the story into other languages. I provided recordings of the English sections and they returned recordings of their language translation.
Once I received the foreign language translations, I “homophonically” translate the recorded words back into English. To do this, I listened to the sounds repeatedly until English words or sounds emerged I was interested in the process of constructing new poems, being inspired by sounds, rather than following the stereotypical path of seeing translation as an accurate transportation of meaning.”
zimZalla object 018 is Alternative Anniversaries by Leanne Bridgewater, a set of 10 greetings cards. These cards will help you to mark Get Fat Day, congratulate a friend on their accent change or simply ask them what the goose they are glugging. Available now at the zimZalla site.