The Deaf Issue, Magma 69 published fantastic poems responding to the theme of D/deafness and many of them stood out for their visual and formal qualities. A selection of the most interesting and innovative visually are being exhibited at the Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, London NW5 2RX. You can see them throughout February and March and attend some great poetry readings
Consider how sound shapes our relationship with one another and the wider world as we launch Magma 69, The Deaf Issue, a magazine that includes poems by d/Deaf poets exploring deafness, how we hear and what we are deaf to.
Following on from the launch, poets Ksenia Balabina, Alison Smith and Donna Williams join a panel discussion with editors Lisa Kelly and Raymond Antrobus about BSL poetry, text, image and metaphor of d/Deaf poetics and the challenges of translation.
Join us for an evening of poetry where visual and oral aesthetics connect, clash and commune.
Looking forward to reading tomorrow for Arachne Press with Jeremy Dixon and Sarah James hosted by Cherry Potts at the Poetry Book Fair, Conway Hall, London. We will be in the no-doubt glorious sunshine in the Garden Cafe from 4.30 on. Hope to see you there….
16.30 Arachne Press
Jeremy Dixon, Lisa Kelly and Sarah James
Showcasing poets Arachne have published in our anthologies, The Other Side of Sleep, Liberty Tales and Shortest Day, Longest Night. Experience a flush of openness in San Francisco, a long day on a till, an even longer night in a hotel, and time shifting about the three occupants of a house.
Looking forward to reading on Tuesday with Will Harris, Andrew Hook, James Woolf and André Naffis-Sahely. Doors open at 7pm. Find out more at Celebration of Ambit 229