Visual

I was mainly a visual artist till I shifted to literature in my twenties. Recently I’ve been working on visual poetry and visual ways to present page poetry beyond the conventions of books, magazines or readings.

2016 ‘Mixed Borders’ installation

Poetry Presentation, 2016

‘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’.

‘Early Stages’ later published online in Helen Ivory’s Ink Sweat and Tears online magazine, and ‘FAQs of Gardens’ later published in the anthology Write to be Counted.

2017 ‘Mixed Borders’ installation

Poetry Presentation, 2017

‘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.

‘Box-plot vox-pop’

Poetry Collage, 2019

Hand-out to accompany one-day residency at London Open Garden Squares Weekend 2019, Nomura International.

‘Your words not mine (#1 Digging)’

Visual Poem, 2019

Recontextualization of words and phrases from a 1966 Seamus Heaney poem.

‘Untitled’

Collage Poem, 2019

Collage translation of a collage poem by Herta Müller from the book Die Blassen Herren mit den Mokkatassen.

‘A versatile pointer’

Stencil on paper Stencil on wood, 2020

‘Contained within limits – No way’

Stencil on wood, 2020

‘Contained within limits – Constrained, with a way through’

Stencil on card, 2020