Poets who have read for Parole Parole

Giovanna Coppola is a writer and poet living in London. Her interests lie in female sexuality and the crossovers between poetry and the visual arts. She is currently working on her first novel about a stinking nun. She is the co-organiser of Parole Parole.

Annabel Banks is a literary artist who works between poetry and prose. She is also an academic, a teacher, and the originator of The Poiesis Project. Annabel won both of Cambridge University’s writing prizes (the Ryan Kinsella Poetry Prize and the RSC “Other” Prize for theatre), then won full funding for both her prose MA and poetry PhD. In 2015 her work received three nominations for the Pushcart Prize, with further nominations for the Queen’s Ferry Press Best Short Fictions 2016, Blazevox’s Bettering American Poetry and the 2016 Derringer Awards. Her work can be found in literary journals, magazines and anthologies including The Manchester Review, International TimesLitro, Dirty Chai, Under the Radar and 3:AM, and is included in Eyewear’s Best New British & Irish Poets 2016.  She has also completed her first novel, The Lockpicker’s Guide, and is working on her second, I Can Help You Live.

Adriana Díaz-Enciso was born in Mexico and lives in London since 1999.  She has published ten books of both poetry and fiction. At the moment her fourth novel, Ciudad doliente de Dios, inspired by William Blake’s Prophetic Poems, along with two other poetry books and a short stories collection are as yet unpublished. She has been a contributor to over 30 journals in Mexico and abroad, including all major Mexican publications such as Vuelta and La Jornada. Her work is included in several anthologies. She has written librettos for theatre and opera and is the author of the lyrics of several songs for Mexican rock band Santa Sabina. Until January 2015 she was the Secretary of the Blake Society. She’s also a translator and teaches translation and literature at the Instituto Cervantes in London.

SJ Fowler is a poet, artist, curator & vanguardist. He works in the modernist and avant garde traditions, across poetry, fiction, theatre, sonic art, visual art, installation and performance. He has published seven collections of poetry and been commissioned by Tate Britain, the British Council, Tate Modern, Highlight Arts, Mercy, Penned in the Margins and the London Sinfonietta. He has been translated into 13 languages and performed at venues across the world, from Mexico city to Erbil, Iraq. He is the poetry editor of 3am magazine and the curator of the Enemies project. www.stevenjfowler.com www.theenemiesproject.com

Clover Peake is an artist and writer living in London. She is a published poet and has collaborated with artists providing text for their catalogues. Her most recent exhibition, ‘Sampler’ at 43 Inverness Street in November 2014 continued her exploration with text and image. She is the co-organiser of Parole Parole.

Fabian Peake is a painter and writer living in London. His visual work takes many forms – paintings, wallpieces, wall drawings, constructions etc. He has exhibited his work in the U.K. and internationally (U.S.A., Europe, Mexico, Dominican Republic, China). Recently, Fabian Peake has had his first collection of poems published, under the title ‘Loose Monk’. The book is published by Akerman Daly in association with Ridinghouse. Other poetry has been published in magazines or in pamphlet form. Fabian Peake taught for many years in art schools and universities in the U.K., the U.S.A. and Mexico. He was a Senior Lecturer in Painting at Manchester Metropolitan University. Because of the different forms of art that Fabian is involved with, he has become increasingly interested in the equivalence that may (or may not) occur between visual art and writing. A question constantly being asked is, ‘How is an object affected by being portrayed visually or as a set of words?’

Maria Zahle graduated from the Royal Academy of Arts, London in 2009. She is co-founder of the London project space The Hex. In 2014 she was awarded the ARMA artist in residence and commission for the New Walk Museum, Leicester, UK. Her major architectural commission for the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University, DK will be completed later this year. Zahle is also a musician and member of music group ‘Squares & Triangles’, their debut LP is released by FOAM later this year. She is currently artist in residence at Akerman Daly. Maria Zahle lives and works in London and Copenhagen.