Friday, 31 January 2014

Darren Atkinson - Catalyst Converter

Darren Atkinson - Catalyst Poet
Welcome to Jawspring, the exhibition that is celebrating World Poetry Day on the 21st March by fusing Art and Poetry.

Today's poet has been addicted to Haikus since he was knee high to a giraffe. Darren Atkinson is no stranger to change and transformation, for the past two years he has had the unenviable task of migrating the public of Croydon away from their telephonic addiction and into the online stream. Since then he has been poached by Canberra Institute of Technology and has swapped South London for sunnier climes. I know him from his work with the rambling art collective SMartwalks, whose artwork is currently being honoured with an entry in the THE WALKING ENCYCLOPAEDIA at the AirSpace Gallery in Stoke. For the Jawspring exhibition he has submitted this 'Procrastination' haiku, but in reality there is nothing static about this dynamic individual except the shock from his waterproof leggings......

intention, hawk poised
hypnagogic delusion,
inertia beset

Darren Atkinson
Procrastination Haiku
We have printed his poem onto this model sushi and will be exhibiting it at the Village Hall Gallery from the 19th-24th March 2014. If you would like to join us, please send a haiku or poem (less than 80 characters) to me Alban at or tweet  @albanart
Full details are on our submit poems page.

All these Sushi Laureates can be found on their designated page.

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