Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Poetry from Art reading at Tate Modern

Poetry from Art: a public reading by poets on the Tate Modern course. 
Monday 23rd November, 6.45 – 8.45

This is my fourth year of tutoring poetry writing courses at Tate Modern and this year the course has expanded to three terms. This autumn term will culminate in a reading open to the public. 25 poets have been working in the magical setting of Tate Modern, when the galleries were quiet and closed to the public. They wrote poems in response to works from the permanent collections (including Anselm Kiefer's Palm Sunday), from current exhibitions (John Baldessari: Pure Beauty and Pop Life: Art in a Material World) and past exhibitions. You are invited to hear their poems in the unique surroundings of Tate Modern’s autumn exhibition John Baldessari: Pure Beauty.
Level 4, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Admission free, booking essential as seating is limited 

For tickets call 020 7887 8888 or book online

                                Palm Sunday by Anselm Kiefer (Energy & Process)

                         Hotel International by Tracey Emin

                 Brain Cloud by John Baldessari

                  Untitled by Maurizio Cattelan (Pop Life)


  1. You sound very busy, but

    I have an invitation for you:

    I have created a meme called 'The End, The Beginning: A Silent Post'.

    I have tagged you because, I know this is slightly off-topic, but I would love to see 'your' thoughts about the End and the Beginning without using words.

    A challenge for a poet?

    Please follow this link to find the full instructions:

    Lune x

    “What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”
    - T.S. Eliot

  2. Thanks for the invitation Lune, kind of you toi think of me. However I am more busy than I seem and snowed under with urgent deadlines. Good luck with your project.

  3. Just realised it's my fifth year at Tate Modern, my maths didn't quite work that out, first was in 2006.