synthetic, synthesising, various, many, folding …

POLYply is a series of events foregrounding cross-genre writing, which includes poetry readings, performances, film screenings and installations.

Image of Emma Bennett performing at POLYply 23

POLYply events are each organised around particular themes, presenting performances, readings, film screenings and installations by participants including poets, artists, musicians and architects.

The aim of POLYply is to promote dialogue and discussion amongst creative practitioners writing in an expanded field by providing a space for the dissemination of new work within poetic practice.

View our archive of past events along with details of our most recent or upcoming event here.

Image from POLYply 22

In 2013, POLYply commissioned recordings of video works by Angharad Davies, Allen Fisher, and Naoko Takahashi, which you can view in our video section along with recordings from POLYply events.

On our audio page, you can listen to a performance by Sarah Hughes, Kostis Kilymis and Artur Vidal of James Saunders’ location composite #6, as part of the POLYproject series

POLYply is run by members of the Poetics Research Centre at Royal Holloway (University of London), all of whom teach on the MA in Poetic Practice, and is hosted by the Centre for Creative Collaboration on Acton Street in King’s Cross.

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