Poetic Artists’ Books

Led by Jeremy Dixon
Course Duration: 2 Days
Dates: 11th-12th August 2021 (9.30 AM – 4.30PM each day)
Location: Bower Ashton Campus

Book your place here:
Full price registration: £249.00
Concessionary price registration: £199.00

Join Jeremy Dixon, the poet and artist’s book maker, for two days of inspirational, practical work devoted to producing your own unique poetic artists’ book. We will examine artists’ books long association with poetry and how such books can reflect, amplify and/or become the themes of the poetry they contain. We will use an eclectic range of poetic and practical bookmaking techniques including concrete poetry, erasure poetry, Found poetry, collage, pamphlets, zines, stab binding and collaboration to create new and exciting work. This will be an energetic, practical two days looking at words and poetry in fun and inclusive ways, and aims to give participants the confidence and techniques to find new ways of using words and poetry in their own practice.

All materials will be provided but please bring along any poetry (either your own or by someone else) or any other items of ephemera that you have collected and may want to incorporate into a book (don’t worry if you haven’t got anything, there will be lots of stuff available on the course to use!).

About: Jeremy Dixon

Jeremy Dixon was born in Essex and now lives in rural South Wales making Artist’s Books that combine poetry and photography.

Since founding Hazard Press in 2010 he has participated in many book fairs including BABE, Glasgow International Artists Bookfair, Turn the Page in Norwich and the Small Publishers’ Fair in London. He has had work exhibited both in the UK and abroad in America, Russia and Iceland. Hazard Press books are in many private and public collections including the National Library of Wales, the Tate Gallery, the Saison Poetry Library, the University of Pennsylvania, and Winchester School of Art. His debut poetry collection IN RETAIL was published by Arachne Press in 2019.

His poems have appeared both online and in print in Roundyhouse Magazine, Riptide Journal, Lighthouse Journal, Durable Goods, and Really System, among others. For more information please visit http://www.hazardpress.co.uk, or follow him on Twitter; @HazardPressUK

Jeremy’s poem for The Other Side of Sleep, is published In Retail  (2019) the almost verbatim one-sided conversation of a Sales Assistant one busy lunchtime.

for Liberty Tales Jeremy  provided three poems, Tabernacle Lane; Flax, San Francisco; and Pearls Over Shanghai in response to the massacre at Pulse, Orlando

Jeremy’s poem Driving to Blackpool to Visit my Sister was read at Ynys Mon for Solstice Shorts Festival 2017 and is published in Dusk.

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The course price includes all materials and catering.

Courses will be held at UWE Bristol. The course is limited to a maximum of 6 participants, please sign up early to secure your place.

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