To Whom The Flesh/ My Flesh/ Still Connects Me

14 Oct 2019 – 9 Nov 2019

Regular opening hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Free admission

The Poetry Society

United Kingdom, United Kingdom

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Taking place as part of Art Licks Weekend 2019, To Whom The Flesh sees contemporary visual artists and poets responding to queer poetry's cannon, reinterpreting and bringing the bookmark to burning life.


Focusing on queer desire To whom the flesh/ My flesh/ Still connects me explores queer poetry's cannon through a series of new work from contemporary visual artists and poets. Queer poetry is expansive and diverse. Writers of all backgrounds and sexual identities have captured their varied experiences and feelings of love in the expressive medium of poetic verse. Walt Whitman used the natural symbolism of the calamus plant and its “phallic-shaped bloom” to celebrate homoeroticism in his work the Leaves of Grass. Audre Lorde vividly eroticised the female body in Love Poem with sensual descriptions such as: “honey flowed / from the split cup / impaled on a lance of tongues.”. This group show, curated by Inland Project at The Poetry Society, seeks to connect a range of voices and perspectives that all coalesce to present a complex, nuanced, picture of the queer experience of love. To whom the flesh is an act of celebration and solidarity, bringing visual arts and poetry communities together.


Scott Lawrence Macfadyen

Flora Bradwell

Flora Bradwell

Sylwia Narbutt

Sylwia Narbutt

Exhibiting artists

L. Barron

Katherine Leedale

Paul Kindersley

Joanne Newman

Roxmann Gatt

Sam Hill

Penny Florence

luca asta

Leyli Salayeva

Jason Morris Danino Holt

ellen witley

Steph Morris

Isobel Atacus

Paul Coombs

Paul Coombs

Chloe Cooper

Laura Dee Milnes

Taking part

INLAND Project

INLAND Project

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