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Poetry Writing Workshop: Beautiful Death24 June 2014

Poetry Writing Workshop: Beautiful Death

JLA Industries


Tuesday 24 June, 6 - 9 pm

In this workshop with Simon Pomery you will experience the work of interdisciplinary artist Jimmie Durham, examine his visual artworks as well as his poems, and create surprising new juxtapositions of your own. As is traditional with a Pomery-parasol workshop, you will be encouraged to engage with the exhibition, with new poems and new creative, or perhaps destructive, writing practices; you will write by candlelight and halogen and take away something with you that did not previously exist. For this workshop there is the added excitement of an exhibition by someone for whom the boundaries between visual art and poetry are knocked down.

Simon Pomery is a poet and musician based in London. His poems have been published in places including the Times Literary Supplement, The White Review, Edinburgh Review, P.N. Review, and Poetry London. The Stream (tall-lighthouse, 2010) was published to acclaim by the TLS and the late Seamus Heaney, who wrote “This augurs well for the Pomery life and literature”.

Simon was the 2013 Poet-in-Residence at MultiMadeira Festival. His ‘Blood Music E.P.’ was released in June 2013 on Diagonal Records, on transparent red vinyl in gold screen-printed PVC sleeve.

This event is co-hosted by Parasol unit and the drawing shed.

the drawing shed is a contemporary arts project led by visual artists Sally Labern and Bobby Lloyd. Based on two housing estates in London E17 since 2009, its mobile studios - the drawing shed, ClayOven and PrintBike - alongside their project space LockUpNumber11, form central platforms for their work across London and further a-field. the drawing shed is supported by a diverse range of local, regional and national partners with regular funding from Arts Council England and Waltham Forest Council.


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24 Jun 6:00pm