I was a visual artist till I shifted to literature in my twenties. Recently I’ve been working on visual/concrete poetry and visual ways to present page poetry beyond books, magazines or readings. With a Developing Your Creative Practice grant from the Art Council of England for 2021-22 I have been able to explore ideas, production methods and dissemination of my concrete poetry, principally risograph printing and stencil prints. I’ve put some of the work up on instagram as: herr_morris70 . Soon I will be selling it! Do get in touch if you’re interested.
three of my visual pantoums (vispans?) featured in the wonderful, beautiful Mercurius magazine. Hope to have prints of these to sell soon.
Three of my visual poems were featured in the wonderful, much-missed, Beir Bua Journal.
‘Early Stages’, ‘FAQs of Gardens’, ‘Clematis has the last laugh’ and other poems in a poetry installation, Bonnington Square, London, 2016, for Poetry School’s ‘Mixed Borders’.
‘Keep calm and cross off’ along with other poems presented as menus in the courtyard café at House of Saint Barnabas for ‘Mixed Borders’. Crossrail runs beneath the house, which is close to Centrepoint, at Tottenham Court Road underground, London.
Hand-out to accompany one-day residency at London Open Garden Squares Weekend 2019, Nomura International.
Collage translation of a collage poem by Herta Müller from the book Die Blassen Herren mit den Mokkatassen.