OPEN poetry collection curated for Queensland Poetry Festival
The theme for the 2015 Queensland Poetry Festival is ‘Language is a virus from outer space’. I have been curating a project for the festival that responds to this theme and the future of poetry. <O>PEN will be available in a limited edition of 100 usbs at the festival bookshop.
It features provocative works by artists appearing at the festival this year:
- Justin Clemens: STATE BABBLE
- Kate Durbin: cinderella cringelets, million penises meringue and snake
- Michael Farrell: Shattered
- Alinta Krauth: Virality Vitality ytilatiV ytilariV
- Klare Lanson (with Damian Mason): Commute
- MacGillivray: Bone in the Throat
- Felicity Plunkett: (t, s, h)
- David Stavanger: machines can’t do the work
- Ellen van Neerven: Future Senses
- Ryan Van Winkle (featuring Ragland): Too Many Raindrops
- Nyein Way: Total Poetry
With language as virus, the nature and format of <O>PEN means that the files are susceptible to sharing and editing. All works are licensed under Creative Commons Sharealike 4.0, so responses and remixes are very welcome.
<O>PEN will be launched officially during the Machines can do the work session on Saturday 29th August, 12:30pm in the Shopfront space of the Judith Wright Centre. Entry is free.