ISBN-13: 978 1905583249
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Published: 25 Feb 2010
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Planet Box is a collaboration that re-configures our idea of the poetry book. More than just a sequence of poems drawing us into the imaginary life of its speaker, this 'box' contains an entire life's work - the secret hoardings and outpourings of a woman squaring up to the dark matter of her own imagination, a character who paints her past against the canvas of the cosmos, and who blocks out the everyday to create a pinhole camera of her own isolation.
Planet Box is the culmination of a three-year partnership between two acclaimed artists from diametrically opposing fields, poetry and conceptual art, brought together for a science-art residency project in West Yorkshire.
About the Author
Diana Syder is the author of four acclaimed collections of science-informed poetry. In 2000 she was the recipient a Public Awareness of Science Award (Institute of Physics).
About the Artist
Laura Daly is an award winning artist whose practice encompasses both site specific installations and smaller works, using a variety of media. Exhibitions include: 'Trafalgar Disinterred' - Reveal, The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust; 'Trail' - ArtSway, The New Forest; 'Fugue' - Margate Rocks; 'Re: Thinking Time' - Peterborough Museum of Art. www.lauradaly.com
Praise for Diana Syder’s poetry:
‘She considerably frees and expands the scale of the poetry. There’s a persistent understated virtuosity in the way she accommodates this breadth without ever straining her conversational tone. “You cannot have literature without curiosity!” said Pound. Syder has abundant curiosity: spacious, intelligent and sociable.’
– Roy Fisher
‘Here is an English poet who is amazed by the world and wants to tell you how amazed she is.’
– Jim Burns
Supported by the Arts Council England, Yorkshire.
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