The 4th tape of poet James Davies making and describing his work ‘Yellow Lines Drawn on Sheets of A4 Paper and then Placed in a Box’
26th and 27th February 2016. A collaboration between Leeds University Poetry Centre and the Environmental Humanities Research Group in the School of English
Organisers: John Whale, Fiona Becket, David Higgins, Amy Cutler
This symposium brings together poets, established scholars, and Early Career Researchers to explore the interface between poetry and the environment. It will focus in particular on the creative process and consider how poetry and the natural world are in reciprocal engagement in the business of composition. One of its primary concerns will be to discern whether there are distinctive aspects to the writing of poetry in the context of environment and in the wider frame of eco-poetics. This will include both critical and creative questions, including the politics of environmental emergency, forms and techniques of individual practice, and modes of specific work.
It will take the form of: two sessions of public readings by the poets at either end of the symposium; two round tables, one in which the poets reflect on their creative processes and another in which critics engage with Eco-poetry; a PGR/ Early Career Panel on poetry and environment ranging across historical periods, and a visual display by artist Judith Tucker.
Poets include: Madeleine Lee, Lucy Burnett, Harriet Tarlo, Zoe Skoulding, Amy Cutler, Yvonne Reddick, Melanie Challenger, and Samantha Walton
Critics include: Fiona Becket, Sam Solnick, John Parham, David Borthwick, David Farrier,
ECR/PGE Panel: Carl McKeating, Anna Fletcher, Emma Trott, Julia Tanner, Anna Antonova, Lucy Rowland, Eleanore Widger
A performance of James Davies’ project Yellow Lines Drawn on Sheets of A4 Paper and then Placed in a Box is now available. More episodes to follow.
Jonny Liron will be reading at The Other Room on 20th July. Check out his Gag Reflex blog, a discussion of his work at all over the grid and The Situation Room, a performance event organised by Jonny. His work can also be found in Grasp Press no. 5.
Jonny will be reading with Tamarin Norwood and Chris Goode. A preview of Chris’ work will follow soon.
The poetry library has completed its digital archiving of Matchbox finishing with issues 7-12: Allen Fisher/Maja Fagerberg, Craig Dworkin, Scott Thurston/Simon Taylor, Chris McCabe, Matthew Welton, Tom Jenks
See all here – LINK