Stephen Mooney - I, Dredd

 

Stephen is a poet, publisher and Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Surrey. He has been writing poetry seriously since the late 1980s, in Dublin initially, and later in London where he has lived since 1994. In 2003, he co-founded the small press, Veer Books, which has published over 100 publications to date, and is now one of the most significant small poetry presses in the country. His poetry has appeared in various places and web-places, including as part of the performative poetry grouping 'London Under Construction'. His books, DCLP and Shuddered, the latter co-authored with Aodan McCardle and Piers Hugill, were published by Veer Books in 2008 and 2010 respectively, while The Cursory Epic (2014), 663 Reasons Why (2016) and Ratzinger Solo (2016) were published by Contraband Press as a trilogy of books.

In the video, Stephen talks about and demonstrates some practical aspects of composing and putting together his visual Judge Dredd poems, which try to engage with the visual aspect of the original medium translated into both static and moving poetic form.