Matt Martin - white crag moss

 

Matt Martin is Stuart Hall Research Scholar at Birkbeck, University of London, where he is researching uses of dialect in avant-garde poetry. His poetry collections include full spectrum apotheosis (Contraband Books) and the dotted line (Gang Press). He maintains Innovative Poetry Readings in London, a listing of poetry activities in the capital: www.bbk.ac.uk/cprc/readings/

 

white crag moss is a poetry sequence exploring the topography and history of Ilkley Moor in West Yorkshire, written using Yorkshire dialect with a density that might qualify as a (re)constructed language. Matt's video accompanies his reading of the sequence with captions, a standard English translation, and photographs of the locations that inspired the poetry.