Poem Brut at Rich Mix #5, London : July Saturday 13th 2019
7.30pm - Free entry. In the Mix https://richmix.org.uk/events/poem-brut-2/
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, Shoreditch, London E1 6LA, UK

A grand night of performances in London, poet-artists from across the UK and Europe will descend on Rich Mix for a unique literary event that celebrates the visual, visceral, messy, handwritten and colourful in poetic performance - a dozen new live poetry pieces made for the night from those exploring alternate ways of making literature.

Featuring new work from Lisa Kiew, Patrick Cosgrove& Alex Hegazy, Mischa Foster Poole, Harry Man & SJ Fowler, Vilde Valerie Vilde Torset, Paul Hawkins, Simon Tyrrell, Michael O'Mahony, Rushika Rush, Jacqueline Ennis Cole, Maria Sledmere and more poet-artists to be announced soon.


Poem Brut at Rich Mix #4, London : November 10th 2018

A grand night of performances in London, poet-artists from across the UK, Europe and the Americas descended on Rich Mix for a unique literary event that celebrated the visual, visceral, messy, handwritten and colourful in poetic performance - a dozen new live poetry pieces made for the night from those exploring alternate ways of making literature.

Featuring new work from Susanna Crossman, Nathan Walker, Sarah Dawson, Karen Sandhu, Martin Wakefield, Arturo Desimone, Alban Low & Kevin Acott, Dovydas Laurinaitis. James Caley and Abi Palmer.

This event saw the launch of SJ Fowler's 'Aletta Ocean’s Alphabet Empire' in paperback and James Caley's 4 steps from the wire published by Hesterglock Press.

This is the 9th Poem brut event and the final happening of this programme. View all online Brut here https://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/index/poetry/

On the performances:

Sarah Dawson wants to negotiate a new etiquette for touching the poem object. This will connect her two modes of working: the intricate and the gestural. sarah-dawson.co.uk

A debut collective performance of Martin Wakefield's rhetorical combinatorics.

Black inky narratives seep through life-size paper. New work from Alban Low and Kevin Acott's recent art residency at The Grove in Bury St Edmunds.  #EastAngliaNoir

Abi Palmer is navigating the space between land and water, out-of-body experience and too-much-gravity. The outcome of a year spent exploring bathtubs and rehabilitation facilities, find out more at www.abipalmer.com.


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Poem Brut / Rich Mix III : March 17th 2018

A remarkable evening celebrating the visual, visceral, messy, handwritten and colourful in poetry with new unique commissions from writers exploring alternate ways of making literature. 

The third Poem Brut event at Rich Mix featured new work from Lavinia Singer, Julia Rose Lewis, Julia Schuster, Christian Patracchini, Mischa Foster Poole, Ruhi Parmar Amin, Andre Bagoo, Saradha Soobrayen

Works on the night :

Lavinia Singer - Sigils and Signatures An exploration of the use of sigils and signatures: as seals, to protect and make private; as signs, to mark and authenticate; and as symbols, to charge and conjure.

Andre Bagoo The Scarlet Ibis: For a brief moment, meditation on Trinidad and Tobago's national bird becomes a Carnival mas; a contrivance used to ask questions about art, taking flight from Heidegger's, ‘The Origin of the Work of Art’—all raging in the shadow of Ovid’s Ibis, all seeking to give voice to margins and the marginal, all asking questions about freedom and its limits. 

Retracing Chagos-nica  Aleppo-nica and Guernica - Working as a Live Arts Activist, Saradha Soobrayen's 'Tracing Scrolls' are a product of her current tensions between writing, art and political action. The live mic unravelling process seeks to reveal, retrace and remake the scrolls in connection with the daily hypocrisy and fabricated news.

Julia Lewis - Alfalfa Darbepoetin Alfa What is lost when words are wasted between medicine and poetry?  This is a more specific formulation of the question Anne Carson uses as a refrain in Economy of the Unlost.  What is lost is who is lost is the patient.  My project focuses on how poetry can help the cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy find themselves inside the medical discourse and decisions being made.  Medical literature discusses the lines of chemotherapy given to a patient, each line consists of at least one chemotherapy drug and accompanying pre and post medications.  Each line of chemotherapy is selected by the medical oncologist with the same care that line of a poem is crafted and selected by a poet; the treatment history of a cancer patient is compatible to a poem written inside the body of the patient.  The work I will be presenting, ‘Alfalfa/ Darbepoetin Alfa’ is meant to incorporate the medical and the experiential into a prayer shared by the doctor and patient, to translate the body of the medicine into the body of the patient. 


Poem Brut at Rich Mix #2 : January 13th 2018


Poem Brut at Rich Mix #1 : November 25th 2017

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An extraordinary beginning to the live happening of Poem Brut - 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 was different from the last, cohesive, heartening, exciting, challenging, and funny, with readings, performances and talks alongside pop up exhibits, interactions and video poems from some of the UK's most interesting writers.

Below you can explore each writer's commission page, videos of each performance and pictures by the Madeleine Elliott.

Featuring new commissions from ... (click to the link to explore each poet's Poem Brut profile page) :


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