Poem Brut at National Poetry Library - June 6th
Free entry - 7pm - Southbank Centre
A literary event celebrating of the visual, visceral, messy, handwritten and colourful in poetry with new unique commissions from writers exploring alternate ways of making literature. Each presentation will be different from the last, with readings and performances alongside pop up exhibits, interactions, video poems and interactions.
Featuring new work from Maja Jantar, Saradha Soobrayen, Chrissy Williams, Paul Hawkins, Patrick Cosgrove, SJ Fowler and more.
Works on the night
Chrissy Williams - Charting a Way Nautical charts are graphic representations of areas of water, showing natural features, hazards and other points of interest. They are essential tools for navigation, and complex journeys are plotted over them using simple markings. This piece will invite you to subvert the authority of the nautical chart in support of the poetic.
SJ Fowler will be launching a new book - Selected Scribbling & Scrawling of SJ Fowler, by Zimzalla Press.
Poem Brut is an exploration of poetry and colour, handwriting, composition, abstraction, scribbling, and illustration, affirming the possibilities of the page, the pen, the pencil - in a computer age - generating over a dozen events, multiple exhibitions, workshops, conferences and publications. www.poembrut.com