LANGUAGE OF ERASURE
As poet in residence for the Ujamaa project, hosted by Writerz&Scribez and the National Trust, I was commissioned to respond creatively to 575 Wandsworth Road, London.
The poem deals with themes of self harm & healing, exploring positive & negative space in the house as relfections in relation to my own body.
SPRINGING FROM THE PEWS
Broken Sleep Books
Day Mattar’s Springing from the Pews is an explosive pamphlet which explores an episode of sexual violence through a verse play interwoven with confessions and journal entries. Mattar’s poetry is eloquent, with a dark intensity underlying the sugary surface, with echoes of Frank O’Hara and Sharon Olds. A breathtaking read, Mattar’s splenetic energy gushes out like water from a fire hydrant.
THE RIVER SINGS
‘the river sings’ is a lyrical journey exploring the fluid parallels between nature and identity. Triggered by the isolation of quarantine, we query how the suspension of our physical ability to connect has changed our ability to perform identity and intimacy. Following the timeline of the moon and tides, ‘the river sings’ attempts to interact lyrically with the outside world through a lunar calendar cycle of daily poems, readings, and music.
Homotopia / WoW / CFLA
The Queer Bodies Poetry Collective host 12 week poetry workshops with the intention of queering the traditional poetry canon and developing a cohort of queer writers in the North West.
The next two courses will be 'Queer Icons', and 'Queer Ecology'.
More info soon.