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Poetry: Five Bodies readings online

Five Bodies

Poetry: Five Bodies

We are delighted that recent readings from the School of English's Vicky Sparrow and Lila Matusmoto from the poetry series Five Bodies, in association with Nottingham Contemporary, are now available online. 

The series is inspired by moments on unknowingness, imagination, and invention, and welcomes unexpected ideas, experimental drifts and multiple voices following a long-standing tradition in poetry writing that melds perceiving, sensing, feeling and knowing as knowledge-making practices. Five Bodies asks how language invites communion with the sensorial, social, and political bodies and considers ways of relating to one another in the information age.

Five Bodies is an offshoot of Sonic Continuum, a multi-platform research programme that investigates practices of world-making through sound, both as a force that constitutes the world and a medium for producing knowledge about it. It also builds on collaborations with Nottingham Poetry Exchange at the University of Nottingham and the Critical Poetics research group at Nottingham Trent University.


You can watch the recordings here: 

28/4/2021 - Poetry: Five Bodies

This session features readings from Rowan Evans, Vicky Sparrow, and J.R. Carpenter, with introductions from Sofia Lemos and Jack Thacker. 


4/6/2021 - Poetry: Five Bodies

This recording features readings from Lila Matusmoto, Mirene Arsanios, and Maureen N. McLane, with introductions from Sofia Lemos and Jack Thacker. 


Posted on Thursday 19th August 2021

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