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Thursday, 4 January 2007


Public Pages is an exhibition of Text Art and Visual Poetry bringing together contributions from poets, artists and makers of works which explore the visual and cultural impact of the sign and the slogan in public space. Designed as a complement to the academic conference Poetry and Public Language, this exhibition will show works which engage with the placement and displacement of text on the page, that articulate the two-dimensional surface, that integrate visual and textual elements in a composition and consider the page as a public space, addressing a public and entering into public debate.

Public Pages is curated by Mark Leahy

DATES: 26 March - 8 April, 2007
Opening reception Friday 30 March

The exhibition invites responses from poets, artists, writers, makers, to the possibilities of the restrictions of a one-page work. The works will be published in digital form on the exhibition website, and a selection will be printed as larger scale works (up to A0 size) to be shown in the gallery spaces of the Portland Square Building at Plymouth University.


Submissions are requested for an exhibition of one page visual textual works that will be shown in conjunction with the conference Poetry and Public Language, at Portland Square Building, Plymouth University and online at www.peninsulaarts.org.uk

Works are welcomed that engage with the placement and displacement of text on the page, that articulate the two-dimensional surface, that integrate visual and textual elements in a composition, and consider this page a public space, as addressing a public, or entering into public debate.

Submissions should be sent in the form of PDF documents of one page (or in files which may be converted to this format). Works will be published on the exhibition website. A selection will be printed in poster form for exhibition in the University of Plymouth buildings.

address for submissions: m.leahy@dartington.ac.uk
closing date: February 2nd 2007

Organising committee for Poetry and Public Language 2007:
Tony Lopez, Anthony Caleshu, John Hall, Mark Leahy

'Poetry and Public Language 2007' is a collaborative venture sponsored by the University of Plymouth and Dartington College of Arts, promoted in association with Peninsula Arts

Tuesday, 2 January 2007

New Website Devoted to Dorothy Richardson

A new website devoted to Dorothy Richardson was launched today at:


The website is very much a work in progress, but it will soon contain a bibliography compiled by Averill Buchanan, which we will be updating and adding to over the next twelve months so that includes details of the contents of the Dorothy Richardson archives in the US.

I'd also like to draw your attention to two British Academy funded events in 2007:

A Dorothy Richardson Workshop

An International Dorothy Richardson Conference

Both to be held at the Institute for English Studies

The aims of the workshop will be to: organise regular conferences on Richardson's work; to found an electronic journal devoted to Richardson studies; to advance the publication of Richardson' work; to co-ordinate existing research and to encourage further new research on Richardson.

The aim of the conference will be celebrate the half-centenary since Richardson's death.

For information on the conference or website, please contact Scott McCrackern at s.mccracken@engl.keele.ac.uk