Peel & Portion is a discussion with a varied group of leading poets about their poetic process with particular focus on their drafting process, exploring a poem’s origins, the changes it goes through, and at what point it is considered finished.
We’re very excited to have SJ Fowler, Kathryn Maris and Rebecca Perry, three exciting and varied poets with very different aesthetics and processes.
The poets will be in conversation with Patrick Davidson Roberts, with projected examples of the poems, and a reading of the work by the poets, and a chance to ask them your own questions.
Come and find out more about their process and see how it relates to your own.
SJ Fowler is a poet, artist & curator. He works in the modernist and avant garde traditions, across poetry, fiction, theatre, sonic art, visual art, installation and performance. He has published multiple collections of poetry and been commissioned by Tate Modern, the British Council, Tate Britain the London Sinfonietta and he is currently in residence at Wellcome Collection with Hubbub group. He has been translated into 14 languages and performed at venues across the globe, from Mexico city to Erbil, Iraq. He is the poetry editor of 3am magazine, lecturer at Kingston University and teaches at Tate Modern and the Poetry School, and is the curator of the Enemies project
Kathryn Maris is a poet from New York who has lived in London since 1999. She is the author of God Loves You (Seren, 2013) and The Book of Jobs (Four Way Books, 2006). Her poems have recently appeared in Granta, Poetry, The Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The New Statesman, Magma, The Financial Times, as well as in many anthologies including The Best British Poetry and The Pushcart Prize Anthology. She teaches for the Poetry School and the Arvon Foundation.
Rebecca’s pamphlet, little armoured, was published by Seren in 2012. Beauty/Beauty, her first full collection, published by Bloodaxe in January 2015, is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh Prize for Best First Collection and the T S Eliot Prize. She co-edits the online journal Poems In Which.
We’re very pleased to be hosting our first event at the lovely Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall. Tickets are £5, available on the door, or from Eventbrite (subject to a booking fee)