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Refracted Light Poetry Reading


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Saturday 2 May 2015


Sunday 3 May 2015


Over more than 20 years, the American poet Jackson Mac Low composed his ‘Light Poems’, using a chart of 288 words for light. Twenty contemporary poets have responded to this chart, creating their own works, which will be performed here for the first time and published in an anthology available on the day.

First come, first seated.


  • Produced and edited by James Wilkes.
  • With thanks to Anne Tardos. 
  • Poetry by Tim Atkins, Emma Bennett, Patrick Coyle, Sarah Crewe, Amy Cutler, Inua Ellams, Stephen Emmerson, SJ Fowler, Edmund Hardy, Colin Herd, Dorothy Lehane, Sophie Mayer, Chris McCabe, Mendoza, Tamarin Norwood, Redell Olsen, Holly Pester, Nat Raha, Philip Terry and James Wilkes.

(Image: Light by Stephen Emmerson. Photo courtesy of the artist.)