Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Karen Harvey - Fenland Friendships

Karen Harvey
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Welcome to Jawspring, the exhibition that is celebrating World Poetry Day on the 21st March by fusing Art and Poetry.

We couldn't of crammed the CV of today's poet on a 50 foot sushi, so here's a mere soupcon. Since graduating from Berkshire School of Art with a First Class BA(Hons) in Photography, Karen Harvey has worked mainly as a freelance photographer and arts facilitator but also as a writer, curator, consultant, lecturer, mentor and residential artist. She founded Atelier East, the arts organisation that inspires creativity and high quality arts to the Fens. Admirably and very close to our ideals she also created the Fenland Scrapstore Ltd, which focuses on making the arts accessible for everyone. It seems she is a born organiser and entrepreneur and the brightest jewel in her crown is Sutter Hub, an invaluable source of information, advice, networking and opportunities for all photographers.

As if that wasn't enough she won a Clore Poetry and Literature Award in 2011. Amongst the dazzling glare of these accolades it is refreshing to see Karen Harvey's darker side with her sushi poem The Death of Friendship......

She was consumed by her own selfish head
And fell into her own hollow heart.

We have printed her 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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