‘ . . . poetry is hell . . .’
- James Knight
13 x 20 paperback 2018
James made a Void Voices playlist which we heartily recommend you listen to. Void Voices contains snatches of lyrics from many different artists inc. Ottawan, 2 Unlimited, Marilyn Manson, David Bowie, Adam & the Ants, Dead Kennedys, Perry Como & more.
James wrote Poetry is Hell, an article all about Void Voices. Read it here
James Knight is a writer and digital artist, whose work most recently has appeared in Minor Literature(s) and Burning House Press. Much of his work explores the conjunctions and disjunctions between word and image, for example in his surrealistic dystopian novella, Mono, comprising 60 monochrome images and a fragmented narrative in the second person. He has collaborated with numerous artists, including Susan Omand, Viviana Hinojosa and Maxim Peter Griffin. Diana Probst illustrated his poem, The Madness of the Bird King, described by cyberpunk author Jeff Noon as “a brilliant piece of work”. Knight is one of the original members of Noon’s Twitter group, @echovirus12, and has used Twitter as a creative tool for years, founding the collective Twitter entity @chimeragroup0, whose mission statement summarises his approach to writing and art: “Children make pictures, poems and stories playfully, adventurously, unconstrained by considerations of realism, theory or convention. So do we.” There's much more on James's website here.
James Knight at Unfinished Memmoirs of a Hypocrit book launch II July 25th 2019
the Mayday Rooms, Fleet St. London
with thanks to SJ Fowler