Apples and Snakes, England’s leading organisation for spoken word poetry has commissioned six early stage career poets to be in residence as part of ON THE SIDE, an exhibition curated by Caps and Cans taking place at the Sidings, Waterloo.
Each poet will each spend 6 days in the exhibition space, using it as their creative studio and writing space, crafting poems in response to the 43 artworks on display. Poems will appear on large boards within the space, allowing the public to see the creative writing process in full flow. There will also be an opportunity to have a bespoke poem written by one of the poets: pop into the space, answer a few questions and watch them turn your answers into a unique poem for you to take home.
Alongside this, the poets in residence will receive professional development via a series of workshops led by established poets.
The poets in residence are Courtney Conrad, Cherry Eckel, Gafar Fashola, Eileen Gbagbo, Iftikhar Latif and Adeola Yemitan.