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SYMPOSIUM PANEL REVEAL #2

Posted on April 23 2019

PANEL REVEAL #2

Meet the speakers behind the second panel of our Northern Poetry Symposium on the 2nd May at Sage Gateshead. 

Inter/Active: The Digital Frontier and Pioneering Poetry | 11:20 – 12:20


Jon Stone, editor of Sidekick Books’ Robot Poetry Anthology, delves into the interactive world of poetry and cutting-edge technology, from Artificial Intelligence to robo-poetics and gaming, to reveal how innovation is re-inventing poetry. Here are the poet-tech creators behind our inter/active panel:

J. R. Carpenter is an artist, writer and researcher working across live performance, print and digital media. Her digital writing has been presented in galleries, museums and festivals worldwide. Her weather poem for phones, won the Dot Award for Digital Literature 2015 and a hybrid print and web-based work The Gathering Cloud won the New Media Writing Prize 2016. Her debut poetry collection, An Ocean of Static, was published by Penned in the Margins.

Stephen Sexton teaches at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry in Belfast. His poems have appeared in Granta, Poetry London, and Best British Poetry 2015. His pamphlet, Oils (Emma, 2014), was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice. He also won the 2016 National Poetry Competition and an Eric Gregory Award in 2018. If All the World and Love Were Young, will be published by Penguin in August.

Naho Matsuda is a German Japanese multidisciplinary designer based in London. Her work takes a particular interest in interactive experiences and a transdisciplinary approach using performance, objects, installation, print and writing. Her recent installation Every Thing Every Time at Newcastle's Great Exhibition of the North transformed the city's into a real-time live poem.

 

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