Illustrated Voices

12th September 2015 15:00
Kings Place
90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
Poet in the City presents a visual-poetic explosion as part of the Kings Place Festival. Four exciting new poets: Declan Ryan, Daisy LaFarge, Kayo Chinongyi and Ralf Webb, will have their work illustrated live by a set of dynamic emerging artists.

This is a unique way to experience poetry and see a fantastic fusion of words and images come to life before your eyes…watch as poems are given surprising new dimensions, and the fourth wall is well and truly broken!


Kayo Chingonyi is a fellow of the Complete Works programme for diversity and quality in British Poetry and the author of two pamphlets, Some Bright Elegance (Salt, 2012) and The Colour of James Brown's Scream (Akashic, 2016). He will be Associate Poet at the ICA from Autumn 2015 to Spring 2016.

Daisy Lafarge (b.1992) lives and studies in Edinburgh. She writes poems, fiction, essays and reviews, as well as making visual work in video, sound and sculpture. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as the Quietus, Tender and Best British Poetry 2015.

Declan Ryan was born in Mayo, Ireland and lives in north London. He co-edits the Days of Roses anthology series and is poetry editor at Ambit. A pamphlet of his poems appeared as part of the Faber New Poets series.

Ralf Webb grew up near Bath, Somerset. He graduated from Durham University with a Bachelors in Philosophy, and then studied for an MA at Royal Holloway University. Currently, he is Reviews Editor and Assistant Poetry Editor at Ambit Magazine, and also works as a freelance copywriter.


Paul Layzell is a freelance illustrator living in London. He is a Graduate of the University of Brighton's Illustration BA/Hons course in 2011.

Sophia Marinkov Jones is an artist and designer based in London. She has a degree in Architecture from University College London, and recently completed a Masters in Printmaking at the Royal College of Art.


The Illustrated Voices event is part of Platforms, a Poet in the City programme designed to create on-going opportunities to profile emerging poetic talent, in collaboration with the poets Declan Ryan, Rachael Allen and Catherine Hamilton.
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