with ︎︎︎

Paul Hawkins aka Bob Modem





New News


MAY 8︎︎︎
New photo poetry/visual poetry book why chant meat due via Hesterglock Press on June 17. Ltd. edition 30 copies only £15 + p&p pre-order here

APRIL 30︎︎︎

Photo Poetry SURFACES exhibition, performances & discussion opening night June 17, 19:00 #BPF2021

MARCH 31︎︎︎

“a celebration of friendship and community as it is an homage to those neglected by Thatcher’s government and the political ideology that outlived it. Containing not only the same iconic images, introspective diary entries, and powerful poems of the original collection, but a stunning selection of artworks created in response to it” Madelaine Culver reviews mine & Steve Ryan’s Place Waste Dissent & Diisonance (2nd expanded edition) over at The Babel Tower Noticeboard. Thanks Madelaine.


MARCH 6︎︎︎

CONSIDER NO POETRY DAY Oct 6 - more information

MARCH 01 ︎︎︎
Photo Poetry SURFACES curated by David Solo, Astra Papachristodoulou & Paul Hawkins announced as part of the Bristol Photo Festival 2021. An online exhibition, performances & discussion - more details.

FEB 26 ︎︎︎
Anthology Review Rhian Williams on Pomes & Joys - a celebratory anthology of poetry & essays for Anna Mendelssohn [Fathomsun Press PDF] at Spamzine. All proceeds go to the Estate of Anna Mendelssohn. BUY

FEB 2021 ︎︎︎
Poem Brut Workshops
Third series of 6 Poem Brut workshops delivered to learners at Second Step Bristol Wellbeing College. See previous work here & the online exhibition here

JAN 2021 ︎︎︎
New collaboration
A GraFiK SKore collaboration with Peter Jaeger begins : visual poetry SKores played and recorded, expect performances & an archival website sometime in 2021

NOV 3 ︎︎︎
Poem Brut update
Steve Fowler on  Phase 3 of Poem Brut. Take a look  here

OCT 30 – NOV 1︎︎︎
XII Prague Microfestival
International Writing, Art, Film, Theory and Performance feat. Enis Maci, German Sierra, Artis Ostups, Dragana Mokan, Paul Hawkins, Sarer Scotthorne, Jo Blin, Nastasa Velikonja, John Treft, Autopoetik, Nina Dragičević, Michael John Rowland, Kira Pietrek, Richard Makin, Mark Horvath & Adam Lovasz, Robin Mackay, Sheila Mannix, NØIR, Richard Marshall & Simone Hutchinson & more - full online programme here. Paul is reading Saturday Oct 31 @ 16:00 UK time

SEPT 4 - JAN 31 2021︎︎︎

Work from EACHWHAT Vol. 1 is in the Knives Forks and Spoons Press group exhibition, which forms part of the Blackpool Illuminations, installed on Blackpool’s famous cliff section at the North Shore.

AUG 4︎︎︎
EACHWHAT Vol.1 is published today, for more info & how to buy a copy, take a look here

JULY 31︎︎︎
NeoptiCo Collectiv is taking shape. Launch exhibition @ Poem Atlas Aug 15 - Sept 5, view here

JULY 13 ︎︎︎
July 16 - Aug 9 Mellom Press curate HOME a multilingual visual poetry exhibition includes new artwork by Bob Modem from the Street Maps of Neoptica series.

JUNE 28︎︎︎
Work continues on HANDSFREE,  a collaborative project, still developing, which takes its starting point translations from Part I of Les Mains Libres by Paul Éluard & Man Ray (Gallimard, 1947) by Martin Wakefield, & is then deconstructed by Bob Modem.

JUNE 4︎
Place Waste Dissent & Diisonance is published today by Hesterglock Press; an updated, expanded second edition includes collaborative work from Sarer Scotthorne, as well as Paul & Steve Ryan’s DIISONANCE project.