Text as Material: Literary Collage with Sophie Herxheimer & Christodoulos Makris

Date Wednesday 15 June 2022
Time 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
PricePay What You Want – recommended price £7
Age Range16+ years
VenueThe Crescent
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Text as Material: Literary Collage with Sophie Herxheimer & Christodoulos Makris


This intimate event will query the potential of the many sources of found and discarded language as source texts for the creation of new literary material. Come along and join poets Sophie Herxheimer and Christodoulos Makris for an evening of readings and conversation.

Note - the start time of this event has changed; Was 8.30pm > new start time 6.00pm.


Christodoulos Makris is "one of Ireland's leading contemporary explorers of experimental poetics" The RTÉ Poetry Programme. He has published three books of poetry, most recently this is no longer entertainment (Manchester: Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2019) as well as several pamphlets, artists' books and other poetry objects with presses in Ireland, the UK and North America. The digital publication sorry that you were not moved in collaboration with Kimberly Campanello was released in February 2022 (Dublin: Fallow Media). Recent major commissions and awards include: Digital Poet in Residence, StAnza Festival, Scotland (2017); Project Commission, Irish Museum of Modern Art (2017); European Poetry Festival (2019); Literature Project Award, The Arts Council of Ireland (2020-21); and the inaugural Joseph M Hassett Creativity Bursary (Poetry), University College Dublin (2021-22). He is the poetry editor at gorse journal and associated imprint Gorse Editions, and has directed, programmed or produced numerous projects and events, independently or in association with festivals and other institutions.

Sophie Herxheimer is an artist and poet. She’s held residencies for The Museum of Liverpool and Transport for London among others. Her work has been shown at her local allotments, Tate Modern and on a giant mural along the sea-front at Margate. She made a 300 metre tablecloth for the Thames Festival, a life-size concrete poem in the shape of Mrs Beeton to stand next to her grave, and a pie on the lawn of an old people’s home big enough for seven drama students to jump out of, singing. Her collection Velkom to Inklandt (Short Books, 2017) was a Poetry Book of the Month in the Observer and a Sunday Times Book of the Year. Her book 60 Lovers to Make and Do, (Henningham Family Press, 2019) was a TLS Book of the Year. She has an ongoing project where she collects and draws stories live with members of the public. Her new collection is INDEX (zimZalla, 2021), a box of 78 collage poems, published in a box as a deck of prophetic cards.

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