PAUL HAWKINS


poet | artist | publisher aka Bob Modem

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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS


May 30 - Nov 21: HANDSFREE print exhibition feat. work by Wakefield & Modem at Eachwhat Studio, The Broadwalk Centre, Bristol BS4 2QU

PHOTO POETRY SURFACES: online group exhibition part of the Bristol Photo Festival 2021 ︎︎︎ view HERE


I’m a recovering poet. I learn’t how to drink lying down and sleep standing up with nearly disastrous consequences. I work mainly in poetry, visual art, performance & publishing, co-running Hesterglock Press with Sarer Scotthorne. I run poetry & Poem Brut workshops. I’m part of the Poem Brut movement as an artist, poet, performer, workshop-facilitator, curator & publisher.

Some things people have said  . . .

'”Fire sermons and authentic retrievals for a battleground on the edge of the liminal, delivered with spirit and spite and sting. True witness”

“Go Sift Omen sorts God’s Gift to Women through a sieve. Hawkins sifts each poem through a strainer, and like seashells ground to grains of sand, finds new sensations. New fires and phrases alight the pages with the glint of pirate treasure exposed by the surf” 

“EACHWHAT is a lively collection of whats that each. ‘To each’ is a verb that refers to an act that distinguishes this from many thats” 

“Despite its asemic and arhythmic visuality, these pages bang semantic bin lids on quasi-utopian semiotic pavements with titles like ‘be a potential parasite in the clean capitalist body’ and ’official secrecy is the occult reality’ and ‘their happy threats rust’. Hear here”


“If you want to know what this book is like, try staying up for 48 hours straight then taking a dawn ride in an unlicensed minicab with a can of Red Bull and The Faust Tapes on repeat. Better still, just read it”

“energetic, decisive, colloquial and necessary. It is a work of synthesis between two exceptional vanguard poets that balances satire, critique and humour with an intense methodological engagement"

“Oulipian divination meets Metro cut-up. The Crash crash-edited into resistance rhythms, cash-in-hand concrete typography, mapping the run-off’s from Claremont Road to Cameron, then cleaned out with half a brick” 

'”Picture Sesame Street as reimagined by Guy Debord and the set designers for Apocalypse Now”



Eachwhat Studio, Broadwalk Centre, Bristol BS4 2QU