Explore themes of intertextuality, politics, and fatherhood in a reading by London-based poet Dr. Tim Atkins. BMoCA + Swoon is excited to announce Atkins as the 2019 artist in residence for the BMoCA + Swoon International Artist Residency. This residency was established in 2014 to provide international artists with the resources, space, and freedom to realize courageous new works.
About Tim Atkins
Atkins has read and performed his work all over North America and Europe, including in the Houses of Parliament (in support of Pussy Riot) and in concert at the Victoria & Albert Museum. His work has been translated into Spanish, Japanese, Catalan, French, and Lithuanian. The founder and editor of the long-running international online poetry journal, onedit, Atkins teaches Creative Writing at the University of Roehampton. He has also been a member of the summer faculty at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, and a member of Carla Harryman’s Poets’ Theatre in San Francisco. His current work is the long poem NOTHING CONCLUSIVE HAS YET TAKEN PLACE IN THE WORLD THE ULTIMATE WORD OF THE WORLD AND ABOUT THE WORLD HAS NOT YET BEEN SPOKEN THE WORLD IS OPEN AND FREE EVERYTHING IS STILL IN THE FUTURE AND WILL ALWAYS BE. Excerpts of this poem will be appearing in poetry journals in the U.S., the U.K., and Canada.
Atkins is the author of many books, including Atkins Collected Petrarch (a Times Literary Supplement and Salon.com book of the year), Deep Osaka (a photobook), Koto Y Yo (all from Crater Press), On Fathers < On Daughtyrs (Boiler House Press), 25 Sonnets (The Figures), Petrarch (Book Thug), and Horace (O Books). His poems have appeared in many anthologies, including The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem (2018), The Reality Street Book of the Sonnet, and Faber’s The Thunder Mutters (edited by Alice Oswald). He is also the author of a play: The World’s Furious Song Flows Through My Skirt (Stoma Press), and a novel The Bath-Tub (forthcoming from Boiler House Press). Mother, a collaborative film-poem made with Graeme Maguire, was a finalist at the Cyclop International Videopoetry Festival, and at the Rabbit Heart Film festival in 2014.
Image: Portrait of Tim Atkins. Courtesy of the author. Photo credit: Jess Robson