To Whom The Flesh/ My Flesh/ Still Connects Me

14 Oct 2019 – 9 Nov 2019

Regular 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

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.


Sylwia Narbutt

Sylwia Narbutt

Flora Bradwell

Flora Bradwell

Scott Lawrence Macfadyen

Exhibiting artists

Chloe Cooper

luca asta

Penny Florence

Katherine Leedale

ellen witley

Laura Dee Milnes

Isobel Atacus

Joanne Newman

L. Barron

Jason Morris Danino Holt

Paul Kindersley

Steph Morris

Paul Coombs

Paul Coombs

Sam Hill

Roxmann Gatt

Leyli Salayeva

Taking part

INLAND Project

INLAND Project

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