Sunday, 10 February 2013

New Book - Tikilluarit

I’m excited to announce a new book from Z’roah Press in New York. Tikilluarit sees me working once again with Roni Gross and Peter Schell, the team that created The Night Hunter.

A sonnet from my Greenlandic series, originally published in Modern Poetry in Translation as ‘The Hunter Teaches Me To Speak’, has been recast by Gross and Schell in a new, experimental setting.

Tikilluarit was created for An Inventory Of Al-Mutanabbi Street. This project, ‘both a lament and a commemoration of the singular power of words’, is an international response to the explosion of a car bomb in Al-Mutanabbi Street, the historic centre of bookselling in Baghdad and the heart and soul of the literary and intellectual community, in March 2007.

There’s more information on Tikilluarit here, and I will post details of events and exhibitions in the coming months.

I also recommend browsing the online portfolio of work by Roni Gross.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013


Typewriters: Print On Demand, curated by Angie and Simon Butler, opens at Gallery Space, Bath School of Art & Design this week. To celebrate the typewriter, here's a brief homage to the machines I have typed on in Denmark, Iceland and the UK this year. 

Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck's Mother's Adler (1960?)
Doverodde, Denmark

The Adler at Ord Kraft Festival, Aalborg, April 2013
(note the Danish keys)

The book that Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck and I typed on the Adler - 
which appears in Typewriters: Print On Demand.

Interlude - an Icelandic pencil sharpener

Underwood, Síldarminjasafn, Siglufjörður, Iceland

Not strictly a typewriter...
 but a World Famous 10 Key Calculator
to compile herring tallies.
There's a short history of these calculators here.

And finally, a typewriter from Angie and Simon Butler's own collection ...
the Olympia Splendid 33 (1968)

Angie and Simon brought the Olympia along to World Book Night Dinner in Oxford last spring,
where it was used to make collaborative bookwork, The Secrets of Metahemeralism 
(pictured below). 

The film of the event even includes a typing soundtrack.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Typewriters: Print On Demand

UDKANT, produced in collaboration with the book artist Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck during the Ord Kraft Festival in Aalborg, Denmark last year, has been selected by curators Angie and Simon Butler for inclusion in the exhibition Typewriter: Print On Demand in the Gallery Space at Bath School of Art & Design, UK. There will be lots of exciting typewriter activities to take part in during the exhibition, which runs from 6th to 22nd February.