I am mostly known for being publisher of Spoken Word Poets but I am also a poet / visual poet and collage/text-artist. My montage poetry project Cutting Up The Economist was published by Burning Eye in May 2014. A book of the first 6 months of my project exploring the hidden poetry of Twitter, HashtagPoetry# was published in a limited edition in March 2016. My novel Time Travel Hotel was published in April 2015.
I was the digital HashtagPoet# in residence at the StAnza International Poetry Festival in St Andrews in March 2016 as part of the HashtagPoetry# project – which included an installation at StAnza. You can read about that here.
A short slideshow-film of HashtagPoetry# was shown on the Big Screen Bristol in Millennium square on National Poetry Day 2016 and through October 2016. Alongside the film showing printed copies of some of the pieces were exhibited in locations around Millennium Square and in the Clifton branch of Boston Tea Party.
Elsewhere, I have had poetry published by Qarrtsiluni, Popshot 3 – the Liberate Issue, Message In A Bottle, Snakeskin,The Delinquent, Inky Fingers, in Inczine #5 & #6, and Verse Kraken 2. A fourteen poem experimental sequence Terminal Insemination Art was published as an e-chapbook by Silkworms Ink in 2012 (although it was written between 1994 and 1998).
In February 2011 I completed a seven poem commission for The Brewhouse Theatre, Taunton, UK. I have had poems short-listed in the Wells Festival of Literature Poetry Competition in 2011 and 2014 and short-listed in The Bridport Prize Poetry Competition in 2013, had two poems short-listed in 2014, and was shortlisted again in 2015 and 2016. I won the Wyvern Prize at the 2013 Wells Festival of Literature Poetry Competition for The Fleshmaker’s Wife. A further poem was commended in the 2016 Segora Poetry Competition.
I am @clivebirnie on Twitter
I am clivebirnie on Instagram
My Saatchi Art profile is here
Email: cbirnie at gmail dot com
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