Experimental Poetry Workshop

On September 24th, James Alexander McKenzie and Daniel O’Dempsey lead an experimental poetry workshop for Piergroup at the Pier Arts Centre. 

Using a rendition of the literary collaging method ‘the cut-up technique’ inspired by William Burroughs and David Bowie and the works of a range of Scottish poets, the workshop generated new poems by cutting and splicing the provided poems. The poets appropriated were Robert Burns, Kevin Williamson, Kirsty Logan, Liz Lochead, Michael Marra, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Carol Ann Duffy and Jackie Kay.

Photo credit to Carol Dunbar of the Pier Arts Centre.

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