Heather Phillipson

Heather Phillipson is an internationally exhibiting artist and award-winning poet. She received an Eric Gregory Award in 2008, a Donut Press mentoring award and a Faber New Poets award in 2009, and a Grants for the Arts Award from Arts Council England in 2011. Her pamphlet was published by Faber and Faber in 2009, and her text Not an Essay by Penned in the Margins in 2012. Her first book-length collection, Instant-flex 718, is published by Bloodaxe Books in April 2013. Her poems have been published and broadcast widely, most recently in magazines and journals such as Manhattan Review, Poetry London, and The Rialto, and anthologies including Jubilee Lines, edited by Carol Ann Duffy (Faber and Faber, 2012), London: a History in Verse, edited by Mark Ford (Harvard University Press, 2012), and Stop Sharpening Your Knives, vols. 3, 4, and 5 (Eggbox, 2009/2010/2012). Phillipson has also undertaken commissions for the British Film Institute, the Southbank Centre and Bloomberg New Contemporaries. Her poems have been featured on programmes including BBC Radio 3's The Verb and Words and Music, and BBC2 Television's The Culture Show. As an artist, Heather Phillipson works with moving image, sound, and live events. She regularly exhibits across the UK and abroad, with recent venues including the South London Gallery, the ICA (London), the Whitechapel Gallery (London), Flat Time House (London), the Serpentine Gallery (London), BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Gateshead), Kunsthalle Basel (Switzerland), and g39/Halle 14 (Leipzig).


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