Entropics 10: J.R. Carpenter

8 Feb 2018

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Mettricks Old Town

England, United Kingdom


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Southampton’s experimental poetry series, Entropics, continues on 8 February with a reading from J.R. Carpenter, in conjunction with Winchester School of Art's AMT research group.


Experimental poetry series, Entropics, will be hosting intrepid thinker-researcher-writer-maker J.R Carpenter on February 8th 2018. 

This event will be in conjunction with the Archaeologies of Media and Technology (AMT) Research Group at Winchester School of Art. J.R. will give a talk at WSA, co-hosted by AMT and Fine Art as part of their Talking Heads Series, on February 9th:

J. R. Carpenter is a Canadian-born UK-based artist, writer, performer, and researcher.

She has been using the internet as a medium for the creation and dissemination of experimental writing since 1993. Her pioneering web-based works of digital literature have been exhibited, published, performed, and presented in journals, galleries, museums, and festivals around the world. She is a winner of the New Media Writing Prize, the Dot Award for Digital Literature, the CBC Quebec Short Story Competition, the Carte Blanche Quebec Award for a work of creative non-fiction, and the Expozine Alternative Press Award for Best English Book for her first novel, Words the Dog Knows. 

Her second book, GENERATION[S], was published by Traumawien in 2010. Her third book, The Gathering Cloud, was published by Unformbooks in 2017. She is a fellow of Yaddo, Ucross, The Vermont Studio Centre, The Banff Centre, and the Eccles Centre For North American Studies at the British Library. She is currently a writer-in-residence at the Archives Nationales in Paris, a member of the Scientific Committee of Labex Arts-H2H at the University of Paris 8, and an associate lecturer at Plymouth University. Her long-awaited poetry debut, An Ocean of Static, is forthcoming from Penned in the Margins in April 2018. http://luckysoap.com/

See the Entropics blog to read our interview with J.R., as well as past poets who have read. https://entropicsblog.wordpress.com

Entropics is organised by Sarah Hayden, and supported by the Department of English at the University of Southampton. These events are made possible by funding from the University of Southampton Education Enhancement Fund. Come along to this free event in Southampton’s Mettricks Old Town (an accessible venue) for an evening of poetry, discussion, and maybe a drink or two. All are welcome!

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Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton

Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton

Winchester, United Kingdom


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