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“A Yarn Er Narrative moves assuredly between different modalities of attention, of utterance and of knowing. [This book] is very much something to handle. Textual composition is subjected to natural processes of decomposition, shredded, scattered, bent around shapes that no longer obey a law of the horizontal but are given over to the flowing dynamics of water and wind and the intervention of live things.

I like the book very much.” John Hall

Oxford Launch: Mon 28th January 2019

6pm, Mary Hyde Eccles Rm, Pembroke College

Devon Launch: Sat 23rd March 2019

5pm The Plough Gallery, Torrington, EX38 8HQ

London Launch: April/May 2019

(Date & Venue details TBC)


Radical Landscapes: Innovation in Landscape & Language Art

The Plough Gallery, 22nd March-21st April 2019

Radical Landscapes questions the aesthetic frameworks within which we encounter and understand landscape, exploring why and how we remake landscape in and through language. More info…

Camilla Nelson is a British language artist, small press publisher, creative programmer and freelance academic. Her work explores the materiality of language in page-based poetry, soundwork, installation and performance. Over the last 5 years she has published, installed, exhibited and performed her work in Palestine, Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Canada, Australia and the US.

Apples & Other Languages, Camilla's first full-length poetry collection, was long-listed for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize in 2015 and recently published by Knives Forks and Spoons. Her second collection, A Yarn Er Narrative, is forthcoming from Contraband Books. Camilla is founding editor of Singing Apple Press, a small independent press that produces hand-crafted, limited edition poem-prints, books and other objects. In 2016, having secured funding from Arts Council England, she curated The South West Poetry Tour, commissioning 62 poets to produce 31 collaborative performances for the Barbara Hepworth Museum, The Poly, Schumacher College, BRLSI and Hauser & Wirth Somerset, in association with The Enemies Project, SoundArt Radio & The Clearing. The script for Reading Movement was long-listed for The Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Performance Writers in 2016 and Tidal Voices, her collaboration with Rhys Trimble, was shortlisted for Swansea's Tidal Lagoon World-First Art Commission in association with Cape Farewell (2014). Her work has been funded by Arts Council England, British Council, Quartet Community Foundation and the European Cultural Foundation.

Camilla has a PhD in performance writing and is available for performances, lecturing, mentoring, workshops and editorial work upon request.

Image by Harriet Fraser

Image by Harriet Fraser