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Lights, Camera, by Stav Poleg


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Lights, Camera, takes us to the beating hearts of London and New York; to Sempé’s Paris and Fellini’s Cinecitta. The poetry here moves seamlessly and purposefully between comics, storytelling and theatre. It is an elegant and erudite study of the creator and the spectator forming a place in which art is constantly happening, like language.

Stav Poleg's poetry has been published across the UK, the US and Ireland, including in The New Yorker, Poetry London and Poetry Ireland Review. Her graphic-novel installation “Dear Penelope: Variations on an August Morning,” created with artist Laura Gressani, was acquired by the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. She is an editor for Magma Poetry, currently facilitating collaborative work between poets and filmmakers. Her theatre work was read at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and the Shunt Vaults, London. She lives in Cambridge, UK.

"These delicate-dynamic poems conjure worlds in which, just as Charles Olson ordered, new perception follows new perception instantly. They move at a flickering pace but, by some feat of balance, leave me feeling something like a stillness, too."  Philip Gross

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