‘Photographs’ – writing exercise

I love using images to generate language – and this week in the weekly writing workshop I facilitate for people in addiction recovery, we looked at five photographs – three by Mary Ellen Mark, and two by William Eggleston:

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and we tried to use these images as inspiration to generate poetry (poems). I don’t always get the opportunity to attempt the exercises whilst I’m facilitating, but I love this kind of image-generated exercise – so I gave it a go. Instead of focussing on one photograph, I utilised all five, and this is what I came up with.

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Why not give it a go yourself and see what you come up with….

 

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diisonance collaborative poetry project & diisonance book publication

 

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Super happy to see the poetry collaboration myself and Sarer Scotthorne produced/performed for the diisonance project has been published in a limited edition diisonance book and is available for purchase from @hesterglock_press here:

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Massive thank you to Paul Hawkins and Steve Ryan for all the hard work organising programming and producing the diisonance project.

Videos of the diisonance event and the performed collaborations can be viewed here:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Johnny Bender Launch Party Chameleon Arts Cafe Nottingham Friday 24th June 2016

I had a fantastic night hosting/compering/interviewing/rabble-rousing/drunkard stewarding/evoking voodoo/performing poetry at the launch party for the publication of the amazing Dean Lilleyman’s second novel, ‘The Gospel According To Johnny Bender’. It was a magical night, a celebration of the eternal culture of Making Stuff, a ritual anointing of Our Johnny, a blood-vow of love and support for Dean and his every mercurial endeavour…

On the night I managed to let the X-Pro1 whir a few (hundred) shots through the silver dog-moon apparition chamber. This is The Launch Party For Johnny Bender According To My Feral Eye. Enjoy! (and go kop the book it’s a future classic just reach out your hands feel for the tongue on fire and it’s yours…)

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