Instant-flex 718

Instant-flex 718

By: Heather Phillipson (author)Paperback

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Issuing from the body-mind's grisly interwedge, Heather Phillipson's poems are a protest against well-stitched seams, an off-loading of intellectual baggage, a shout from the deep-ish channels of fear. The much anticipated debut collection from a writer of substantial note and reputation, Instant-flex 718 is an operatics of reactivation. Splicing the leftovers of culture with spurious monologues discharged from an arrhythmic right ventricle or a mouth filled with half-chewed peanuts, the poems unpick and destabilise. The poet is a plasterer, entering the spits and drips with urgency. Previously published in the Faber New Poets series, and an internationally exhibiting artist, Phillipson has an impertinence and dynamism incomparably her own. Her poems observe the ordinary world stagger.

About Author

Heather Phillipson is an internationally exhibiting artist and award-winning poet. She received an Eric Gregory Award in 2008, a Donut Press mentoring award and a Faber New Poets award in 2009, and a Grants for the Arts Award from Arts Council England in 2011. Her pamphlet was published by Faber and Faber in 2009, and her text Not an Essay by Penned in the Margins in 2012. Her first book-length collection, Instant-flex 718, is published by Bloodaxe Books in April 2013. Her poems have been published and broadcast widely, most recently in magazines and journals such as Manhattan Review, Poetry London and The Rialto, and anthologies including Jubilee Lines, edited by Carol Ann Duffy (Faber and Faber, 2012), London: a History in Verse, edited by Mark Ford (Harvard University Press, 2012), and Stop Sharpening Your Knives, vols. 3, 4 & 5 (Eggbox, 2009/10/12). Phillipson has also undertaken commissions for the British Film Institute, the Southbank Centre and Bloomberg New Contemporaries. Her poems have been featured on programmes including BBC Radio 3's The Verb and Words and Music, and BBC2 Television's The Culture Show. As an artist, Heather Phillipson works with moving image, sound, and live events. She regularly exhibits across the UK and abroad, with recent venues including the South London Gallery, the ICA (London), the Whitechapel Gallery (London), Flat Time House (London), the Serpentine Gallery (London), Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead), Kunsthalle Basel (Switzerland), and g39/Halle 14 (Leipzig).

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781852249700
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 64
  • ID: 9781852249700
  • ISBN10: 1852249706

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