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The Uncollected

An evening of poetry, curated by the87press

a photo of a selection of books

Carolee Schneemann: Body Politics has sparked loose, oblique, tender conversation necessitated by Schneemann’s own experiments with writing, text, and her proximity to the ‘New York School’ of poetry.

The Uncollected is an evening of poetry that brings together nine poets and one novelist whose work embraces themes pertinent to Schneemann’s practice, from the body as medium to precarious life.

Join us for readings by: Sarona Abuaker, Kat Addis, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Danny Hayward, Bhanu Kapil, Christopher Kirubi/Dove, Fran Lock, Karenjit Sandhu, Verity Spott, and Jessica Widner.

Collectively, these writers are thinking of ways in which these important conversations between the art object, the text, and/or the poem are so vital to cultural production in the 21st Century, whilst also paying homage to Schneemann as a historic figure and this unique Barbican exhibition which holds over 200 objects and rarely seen archival material.


The Poets


Carolee Schneemann: Body Politics

black and white photo of Carolee Schneemann performing Water Light / Water Needle

Carolee Schneemann: Body Politics Playlist

Schneemann had an interdisciplinary and diverse practice. It is perhaps then unsurprising that she also had a wide-ranging taste in music - as happy listening to Minimalism as Marvin Gaye. Listen to a selection of the records that she loved here.

Frobisher Auditorium 1