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Get To Know Your Fringe Participants – Seeing Poetry

June 16, 2012

We have asked some of the very talented folks who are staging events, happenings and shows to tell us a little more about themselves and their work.

Here, the ladies behind Seeing Poetry share a little about where their work comes from:

All poetry is the art of seeing. Described by Carol Ann Duffy as “probably the best, most electrifying new young reader on the circuit”, Clare Shaw’s poetry is located in a poetic tradition of bearing witness to that which goes unsaid. Clare uses acute observation to ground her poetry in the reality of lived experience … in her hands, language is concrete; each poem, a landscape in its own right.

Seeing Poetry: A Collaboration between Poet Clare Shaw and Illustrator Louise Crosby

Louise’s meticulous, striking interpretations of Clare’s poetry offer not just another way of reading these poems, but a whole new landscape in themselves. Just as the poet works with space, geometry and rhythm to sculpt the poem, so Lou uses ‘comic’ forms to parallel the poetic structure through the use of choice of image, layout and flow.

Following the sell-out success of their previous Festival offering “Poetry, Prints and Chips”, Lou and Clare – hosted by Hebden’s Organic House – are delighted to present another visual, literary and literal feast, as the latest output of their lively collaboration is served up with complementary cake and cuppa.  

What previous audiences have said about the work:

“fantastic artwork”

“fabulous poetry ”

“fascinating to listen to details of the artistic collaboration”

“very entertaining as well as thought-provoking”

“as a complete philistine in terms of poetry I think you have turned my head!”.

Sunday 8 July, 7pm – 9pm
Organic House Cafe
Tickets: £6.50 from Festival Box Office or Organic House
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