Saturday, 25 January 2014

Peter Turton - Suburban Bon Viveur

Peter Turton -
Bacchanalian Poet
Welcome to Jawspring, the exhibition that is celebrating World Poetry Day on the 21st March by fusing Art and Poetry.

Today's poet hides an ample light under his bushel. This imperial measurement of dry goods is totally inappropriate for the man concerned, he was in truth a prolific imbiber of intoxicating liquids when I first got to know him. Peter Turton has always been a flamboyant wordsmith and I fell under his spell many a time when he held court at the Duke of Clarence, Hampton Hill in the late 1980's. Since then our Suburban Bon Viveur has retreated to his poet's garret, not far from Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare where he sends out his literary nuggets into polite society. Here he combines the two themes of the Jawspring exhibition.......

A Sushi Haiku
Alban Low in Coloured Jazz
Draws on The Master

Peter Turton's
Sushi Poem
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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