Wednesday 19 October 2011

57 varieties

The 57th Blue Bus reading took place last night at The Lamb. Emily Critchley and Peter Philpott read individually for the first half then together with a composite work in the second. This was a marvellous piece. For all its disjuncts it seemed as though one person had written the whole thing which was not at all the case. I meant to ask the poets whether or not they intended to publish the work as a unit. It would make a fine book.

1 comment:

Peter Philpott said...

Interesting comment. I think we perceived the reading as a performative work, but not the written text as such. Maybe it needs a little more work and some more performance to let it evolve its identity more.