Ira Lightman
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Ira Lightman, poet mathematician artist ukulele player, makes public art in the North East (the Spennymoor Letters, the Prudhoe Glade, the Gatesheads), Willenhall and Southampton. He devises (visual) poetry forms and then asks local communities to supply words that will bring them alive. He is a regular on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb, celebrating in shows over the next three months the pleasure of difficulty in poetry, and the polyglot French poet/ novelist/mathematician Raymond Queneau (and why he should be better translated). His other books include Duetcetera (Shearsman, 2008) and Phone in the Roll (KFS, 2011).
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Silk Road British Poetry Reading, Part II on October 19th, 2013:

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