Crystal Bennes

Crystal Bennes

Crystal is a writer, curator, editor, artist, publisher, maker, researcher, classicist, poet, copywriter, cook, wannabe dramatist, etc etc etc. She is Poetry Editor of The Learned Pig; Contributing Editor of Icon Magazine; Co-editor of Pages Of (a printed triannual culture + urbanism magazine); and 1/4 of the London-based centre for food research and experimentation, The London Research Kitchen. She has a PhD from King’s College London in Latin Literature – specifically the Latin poet, Lucan – and its reception in 18th-century France.

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Sunspots, a conversation via email

Sunspots is the latest poetry collection from Simon Barraclough, Poet in Residence at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory. Below Barraclough discusses the collection’s origins and ideas, and plenty more besides,…

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Multiverses 263-396: Another Worlds iz Possible

After John Bell, Momus, Heisenberg, Jonathan Swift, I Ching, Calvino, and Shrodinger   Multiverse 263 The Multiverse in which multiplication is always exponential across galaxies. For every status update posted…

LS Lowry, Going to the Match

Why You Shouldn’t Follow Poets on Twitter

Reading collaborations Between poet and poet I think           how does this work What do they do          how do they Talk to each other without Getting confused One of the poets…

Trevor Kiernander art studio

Trevor Kiernander

It wasn’t until he told me that I made the connection. I’m not sure whether I should tell you though. Whether it changes the experience of seeing too much. Knowing…

The Island

I. He covers my eyes with a blindfold of elderberries and makes me promise not to peek. He thrusts a lead in my hand and, with a clicking noise out…