Ledbury Poetry Festival 2-11 JULY 2010

June 2010

Festival Commission!

Holly Pester and James Wilkes Performance
Friday July 2nd 9.30pm – 10.30pm. £6

James Wilkes and Holly Pester work collaboratively on themed
poetry sets which explore forms of performed texts and live word-scores. They are currently experimenting with the sound aesthetics and themes of radio, devising a poetics that performs something they term as a ‘radio voice’. Their collaborative Ledbury reading is an accumulation of investigations into the voice and transmission. Using radiophonic scores and parodies of ‘panic broadcasts’ they ask: why does radio seem to so neatly equate with ruin?
Where’s the line between a signal for help, and a transmission call to arms? And, how does the voice preserve the message?

Holly Pester performs regularly throughout the UK including the
recent Serpentine Gallery Poetry Marathon. James Wilkes is a poet,
critic and playwright based in South East London. They both appeared in the anthology City States (Penned in the Margins, 2009).

See here for details.

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