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July 24︎︎︎
New work finished for a group exhibition in Greece. Paint pens on Calico. More details TBA very soon

July 23︎︎︎
I contributed work to Mercurius No. 1: Is this the stuff dreams are made of? (Mercurius, 2021) anthology contributor buy ︎︎︎here

July 20︎︎︎
Beir Bua Journal have published some of my Photo Poems ︎︎︎here, with thanks to editor Michelle Moloney King.

JULY 15︎︎︎
A preview of Seen as Read anthology (KUP, Nov 2021) performance event on Aug. 14 at Open Ealing, Unit 14, School Lane, Dickens Yard, W5 2TD West London w/performances from Mikael Buck, Chris Kerr, Beverley Frydman, Susie Campbell, Paul Hawkins, Vicki Kaye, Lynette Willoughby, Madelaine Culver, Martin Wakefield, Simon Tyrrell, Bob Bright, Kayleigh Cassidy, and travel permitting, David Hayward, Laura Davis, Emma Hellyer and Sylee Gore. Plus a special appearance by Richard Marshall

July 1 - Aug 31︎︎︎
Postcards for Perec
at UWE, Bower Ashton Library, Bristol. In the 40th anniversary of the passing of Georges Perec, new postcards have been made in response to Perec’s 1978 work Two Hundred and Forty-three Postcards in Real Colour.  I’m a contributor to this brilliant, timely group exhibition. A catalogue to follow.

July 3 - 31︎︎︎
Poetry Without Words
exhibition at Boston Tea Party Cafe, Stokes Croft, Bristol daily between 8 - 5- all work made by participants of #PoemBrut workshops for Second Step Bristol Recovery College, workshops run by Ali McAllister & Paul Hawkins, preview here

Aug 2︎︎︎
BRLSI, Bath - SJ Fowler Bastard Poems (Steel Incisors) book launch event w/ANGIE BUTLER, MAX PORTER, LUCY ENGLISH, PETER JAEGER, PAUL HAWKINS, JAMES KNIGHT, CARRIE ETTER, DAVID SPITTLE, ANDRES ANWANDTER & SJ FOWLER ltd to 50 guests more info

JUNE 17︎︎︎

Photo Poetry SURFACES catalogue published ︎︎︎more info

JUNE 17︎︎︎
WHY CHANT MEAT by Paul Hawkins published by ︎︎︎Hesterglock Press

JUNE 17 - DEC 31︎︎︎ 
Photo Poetry SURFACES exhibition - part of the Bristol Photo Festival 2021 featuring works by Liz Berry / Tom Hicks, Jamila Lyiscott / Laurent Chevalier, Vik Shirley, Silje Ree, James Knight, Astra Papachristodoulou, Sarah Cave / Dragana Jurisic, Amak Mahmoodian, Sophie Herxheimer / Chris McCabe, Paul Hawkins & SJ Fowler / Bård Torgersen.  ︎︎︎more info


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 Photography Exhibition 2021. An online exhibition, performances & debate - 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 collaboration with Peter Jaeger begins

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.