an exhibition of collaborative works by the poet
and the artist
April 11th -26th, 2013
Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
Featured was our piece that was shortlisted for the Adrian Henri Prize. Here are a few versions of that. The original poem is a quennet. Most of the text is visible in the second version.
Our first pieces were produced, quite qiuickly for the Poetry Beyond Text exhibitions, and all three texts come from A Translated Man, but you don't need to be thinking about the contexts of those 'fictional poems' to be following what's going on, formally.
Here are some photographs of more recent pieces, and details of pieces, taken by Patricia Farrell. The first features the 'This Not Grief' text which opens section of 'Reading the Reader' from Hymns to the God in which my Typewriter Believes.
This is not guilt but grief
From now on she will be in quotation marks
She emptied herself out with good reason
He is left empty for no reason good or ill. Reading
her absence as a presence he bears witness
His testimony is as blank as an orphan’s. His testament is frozen sweat in solid steam
Here are two recent rather dark collages produced by Pete with more text from Hymns to the God, a square book that fits neatly into his pocket while he's working!
These did note feature in the exhibtion in the end. And there are later images here from a later collaboration.