EWI - Paul Hawkins aka Bob Modem


Open to the public soon

Unit 18
The Broadwalk Centre


email: hesterglock@gmail.com

mobile: 07826 124827

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This old newsagents is now Eachwhat Industries Studio, and will soon be an office, studio, exhibition and events space in Bristol run by Paul Hawkins. Poem Brut events and workshops are planned, as are local community-based visual poetry workshops, exhibitions by other artists, book launches, performances and other happenings taking place on a regular basis. Hesterglock Press published books are available to buy.

A selection of Hesterglock Press published books are on sale

Community Wall - come in and scribble, scrawl, draw, paint, sketch, grafitti, write a story, your name, colour, make your mark!

Opening hours to be confirmed.

Paul is an experienced workshop facilitator in Visual Poetry & Poem Brut. If you’d like to find out more about what he can offer 1:1 or larger groups, ask him a question or just say hi, please contact him via email or call him on 07826 124827.

It’s been made possible by Hypha Studios, a charity that matches artists with empty spaces to regenerate the high street through the formation of cultural hubs with programming to engage local communities.


Michael Harford - Selected Collages

A selection of collage art by Michael Harford. More work on Michael’s blogs here Coffee Messiah & The World is a Town
I had the privelege to collaborate on a project, 50 // Fifty, with Michael for a year or so:

50 // fifty is a collaboration between Paul Hawkins & Michael Harford
Paul wrote 50 words a day for 50 weeks in his 50th year on this planet between April 2013 & April 2014
every week he sent Michael one of the texts
Michael responded with a collage

The project was published by Hesterglock Press in 2016. More details here

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An extraordinary group of poets, writers and artists, all based in the Bristol area region, present an evening of new experimental literary performance works, made for the night. A true range of what’s possible in contemporary British-based poetry will celebrate collage, liveness and textual play.

Readings and performances from Charles Putschkin, Paul Hawkins, James Knight, Vicki Kaye, Tom Weir, Peter Jaeger, Dominic Jaeckle, Sarer Scotthorne, Angie Butler, Susie Campbell, Simon Tyrrell, Aaron Kent, SJ Fowler and Martin Wakefield.

The second launch of SJ Fowler’s ‘Bastard Poems’ from Steel Incisors Press and ‘25 poems’ from AB Press / Nomad Letterpress.

EACHWHAT INDUSTRIES website contains work by Paul Hawkins (aka Bob Modem), taking the form of, but not limited to: 
bookspamphlets, performances, audio works, visual works, exhibitions, experiments, thoughts, rants & silences of the artist and the artist in collaboration with a number of other artists.

Many of these works will never be recorded.
Many are contradictory.
Publicly some of these works will be judged. 

They learn’t how to drink lying down and sleep standing up with nearly disastrous consequences. They work mainly in poetry, visual art, performance & publishing, co-running Hesterglock Press with Sarer Scotthorne. They’re part of the Poem Brut movement as an artist, poet, performer, workshop-facilitator, curator & publisher.

Follow the links above to explore the website

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photo: Alexander Kell

Some people have said these things:

“Despite its asemic and arhythmic visuality, these pages bang semantic bin lids on quasi-utopian semiotic pavements with titles like ‘be a potential parasite in the clean capitalist body’ and ’official secrecy is the occult reality’ and ‘their happy threats rust’. Hear here”

- Kimberly Campanello

“If you want to know what this book is like, try staying up for 48 hours straight then taking a dawn ride in an unlicensed minicab with a can of Red Bull and The Faust Tapes on repeat. Better still, just read it.”
Tom Jenks

“Intrigue, incision and intricacy - Hawkins’ controlled and lickety-split ‘Lou Ham’ makes a ticker tape parade of the cut-up technique”
- Eley Williams

“energetic, decisive, colloquial and necessary. It is a work of synthesis between two exceptional vanguard poets that balances satire, critique and humour with an intense methodological engagement."
- SJ Fowler

“Oulipian divination meets Metro cut-up. The Crash crash-edited into resistance rhythms, cash-in-hand concrete typography, mapping the run-off’s from Claremont Road to Cameron, then cleaned out with half a brick”
- Tony White

'”Picture Sesame Street as reimagined by Guy Debord and the set designers for Apocalypse Now.”
- Minor Literature(s)

'”Fire sermons and authentic retrievals for a battleground on the edge of the liminal, delivered with spirit and spite and sting. True witness.”
- Iain Sinclair

Go Sift Omen sorts God’s Gift to Women through a sieve. Hawkins sifts each poem through a strainer, and like seashells ground to grains of sand, finds new sensations. New fires and phrases alight the pages with the glint of pirate treasure exposed by the surf”
- Derek Beaulieu

EACHWHAT is a lively collection of whats that each. ‘To each’ is a verb that refers to an act that distinguishes this from many thats.”
- Rosaire Appel

EWI - Paul Hawkins aka Bob Modem