This exhibition, curated by David Miller and Chris McCabe, focuses on the ways in which poetry has moved into a visual dimension in work by recent practitioners. In particular, the emphasis is on the way that individual poets have incorporated their writing in or with visual images, or pushed their writing into something inherently visual, either lucidly, vividly or extravagantly. Poets and artists featured across a range of framed works, audio-visual and items from the Poetry Library collection include: John Furnival, Caroline Bergvall, Liliane Lijn, David Miller, John Gibbens, John Hall, Sarah Kelly, Hansjorg Mayer, Alan Halsey, Gavin Selerie, Julie Johnstone, James Harvey, Giles Goodland, Sophie Herxheimer, Matt Martin, Bob Cobbing, Dom Silvester Houedard, Thomas A. Clark, Laurie Clark, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Gad Hollander, Victoria Bean, Tony Lopez, Sam Winston, Rick Myers, Karen Bleitz, Wayne Clements, Antonio Claudio Carvalho, Paula Claire, Stephen Emmerson, Simon Cutts and Edwin Morgan, along with dozens of others on the reading tables of material from The Poetry Library collection.
David Miller's involvement in the curating of this exhibition is part of the Text and Image Project at Nottingham Trent University.
Image Giles Goodland © HAND MADE POEM.
Saison Poetry Library at Royal Festival Hall, Tuesday - Sunday 11am - 8pm