Blockplay - Astra Papachristodoulou
due Dec 5 2019
This commemorative pamphlet will be produced to mark a Jenga poem commission by The Poetry Society that was created for the visitors of The Poetry Café. This commission will be launched in an Object Poetry Game Night on the 5th December 2019 at The Poetry Café, London. Many thanks to Suzanne Posthumus for making this happen. With thanks to Cathy Rozel Farnworth, host of the Roger and Laura Farnworth Arts Residency in partnership with the Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival.
Dec 5: Blockplay - An Evening of Object Poetry at The Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London, WC2H 9BX from 7pm, free entry
A Poem Atlas event themed around childhood games. Come and play with interactive poems at the Poetry Society's Cafe and see a limited pop-up exhibition at the Cafe's basement featuring a range of poets. The event will also feature brand new performances created for the night from some of UK's most exciting visual poets. Participants to be announced soon. Poem Atlas is an event series and network for individuals who are interested in object poetry and neo-futurist poetics, curated by poet & artist Astra Papachristodoulou.
Astra Papachristodoulou is a recent graduate from the MA Creative Writing (Poetic Practice) at Royal Holloway with focus in experimental writing and the neo-futurist tradition across poetry, visual art and performance. She has read at poetry events including the Poem Brut project, the European Poetry Festival and The Enemies Project. Her poetry has appeared in small magazines and anthologies including The Tangerine, Eborakon Journal and 3:am Magazine. Astra currently delivers experimental poetry workshops at the University for the Creative Arts and freelances for the Poetry Society. Astra is a co-founder of the artist association group ProArtè, which has curated several art exhibitions across the UK. She won the Pebeo Mixed Media Art Prize in 2016, and her visual work has been showcased at contemporary art exhibitions including the National Poetry Library (Southbank Centre) and the Museum of Futures in London. Her published books include Almost a Nightmare (Sampson Low 2017), Songs from Astropolis (HVTN Press 2018), Clockwork (Ampersand Publishing 2018) & Almost a Dream (Sampson Low 2019).
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