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Poetry and Art – Creative Writing at Tate Britain

I devised and led this 6-week course at Tate Britain in 2013, using work by artists held in the collection displays, print collections and archive.

Using themes of translation, composition and performance, we explored the work of a range of twentieth-century poets and writers including Louis and Celia Zukofsky, Georges Perec and Apollinaire.

Each session took an interdisciplinary approach, introducing pairs of artistic and linguistic experiments as springboards for discussions and writing.

One of my favourite aspects was the discussion generated by Susan Howe’s artist’s book Poems Found in A Pioneer Museum, a copy of which is in the Tate Archive.