Tilth

Robin Cracknell

Last year I decided to cut up a book called ‘Misunderstood’ by Florence Montgomery. I then rearranged pieces of it in a set of ten poems (artwork, really) that spoke to my situation at the time.

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Robin Cracknell is a photographer and writer living in London, UK. His work has been widely published and exhibited including, notably, Eyemazing Magazine, The Michael Hoppen Gallery in London and a solo show at Sous Les Etoiles in New York. A selection of his notebooks is featured in the acclaimed 2014 Thames and Hudson publication, ‘Photographers’ Sketchbooks’ with further work from his ‘Childhood’ series in Thames and Hudson’s ‘Family Photography Now’ published in 2016.

Robin Cracknell’s work is in various private collections internationally as well as The National Portrait Gallery in London, The Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Fundacion Privada Sorigue, a museum of contemporary art in Lleida, Spain.

Tattooed Ladies

Originally posted on FLOW ART STATION: Ceramic Ladies Beautifully Covered with Tattoos by Jessica Harrison Scotland-based artist Jessica Harrison creates unique porcelain sculptures with interesting juxtapositions. In this new series, she applies full body tattoos to delicate women figurines. via Colossal

via Ceramic Ladies Beautifully Covered with Tattoos by Jessica Harrison — Be Like Water

Found Poetry: Subtitles

Robin Cracknell’s poetry is produced by randomly shuffling subtitles from foreign cinema. By allowing chance to decide how dialogue is rearranged, a narrative of a particular film becomes a completely different story; identities erased, scenes re-sequenced. Somehow, a story about X becomes a poem about Y. La Jetée (original dialogue randomly shuffled) One day she […]

via Subtitle Poetry, by Robin Cracknell — Punch Drunk Press

Little Martha

Recycled: Found Narratives of Everyday Life

The story is disputed, as stories often are. And a song without lyrics…well, the story will rush in and, with the help of its listener, tell itself, and it will be both different and the same to everyone who hears it. It can’t be bothered with the facts.

Or, rather, it will take facts and make with them whatever it pleases. Stories want to be told, and heard, and passed along and told and sung and heard again, and they’ll do whatever they have to do to ensure that, seeking out those who have the craft and skill to get them out into the world and nagging away at them until they surrender, sit down, hammer it out, set it loose. And as often as not, even as they take a circuitous and often ‘unfactual’ path, even as we might never get back to the strict truths underlying their origins or inspiration…

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Call for Submissions

May 22-June 30
I’m seeking pieces on the theme of Recycling, of course, for my Anthology section, in any of the following categories:

Writing
Poetry; Fiction or Nonfiction up to @2000 words
images

Visual Art
Any type and medium: painting, drawing, photography, CGI, sculpture, video, textiles, yarn, thread, mosaic, found objects, ephemera…you get the idea

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Music & Performance
Audio, video, sung, played, spoken
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Please see the Anthology and Prose and Poetry sections for an idea of what I’m looking for. I can only pay you in gratitude at the moment, but if you have a blog or website, I’ll link to it and send people your way.

Email submissions (text, images, video, mp3), with a brief bio, to recycledfiction@gmail.com
Questions? Comment here, email me at recycledfiction@gmail.com, or send a message to the Recycled Facebook page.
Submit by June 30