Poems & Possibilities
with poet Simon Pomery
Tuesday 29 April, 6pm – 9pm
Using the new exhibition by Shezad Dawood, Towards the Possible Film, as inspiration, this poetry workshop, led by Simon Pomery, will encourage the translation of filmic methods into your poems. We will read and discuss poetry inspired by films, and use a variety of methods for our writings, including concrete poetry.
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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”. A new pamphlet of work, Defence Against a Knife Attack, is due in 2014 from Myrtle Press, whose pamphlet series is inspired by the Ariel Poems published by Faber and Gwyer in the 1930s and will be illustrated with two etchings: frontispiece and cover illustration. The etchings will be hand-pressed, the pamphlets hand-bound, printed on laid paper, in small numbered editions. 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.