Poems at an exhibition: Stockport Write Loud members in event at art gallery

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Members of Stockport Write Out Loud will be taking part in a collaborative event of piano music and poetry readings at Stockport art gallery on Saturday 13 April, inspired by an exhibition that was conceived by Stockport Write Out Loud’s organiser John Keane.

The Music of Poetic Objects is an event of piano music performed by Mark Sheeky and poetry readings, each inspired by a different object, poem, or work of art on show in the current Ekphrastic Towers exhibition, an experiment that explores the pathways of inspiration that span different media. The exhibition, conceived by John Keane, began with a series of strange objects. Poems were written about these, then artwork was painted or drawn about the poems, then more art and poems inspired by those works. The new piano pieces to be heard on April 13 have been composed as musical versions of some of the poems, objects, and artworks on show.

Ekphrasis is the act of transforming a visual artwork into a poem or piece of writing, but more broadly a transformation of an art idea across different forms. Mark Sheeky is a contemporary artist, painter, and performer based in Cheshire. The event begins at 12pm. More details.

Meanwhile Stockport Write Out Loud holds its regular monthly meeting at the art gallery on Monday 8 April, when regulars and newcomers share their poems.  Each month fragments of poetic contributions are gathered into a collage poem. You can read March’s here. Entry is a £1.50 donation, and it begins at 7pm. More details and Map

 

ARTWORK: 'SILVER' BY MARK SHEEKY, 2019

 

 

◄ The Write Out Loud Poem of the Week is 'Lie With Poetry' by Becky Who

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Nigel Astell

Wed 10th Apr 2019 11:53

Awakening Immortality

Mythological travelling begins
poetic musical surrealism
colours illustrious mind
don't get left behind.

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Nigel Astell

Mon 8th Apr 2019 15:54

Discovering Something from Somewhere

Don't start writing anything
tiding up is about to start

Somewhere is something forgotten
crammed full of unfinished poetry

Open up that space
the good, the bad and the terrible

Select the reasonable readable
discover something from somewhere.

The theme for Monday's meeting is Tiding up the house

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