June 20, 2016
Sophie Herxheimer is the National Poetry Day artist, responsible for all the gorgeous images we use to promote poetry on the day. She’s also a fine poet and a terrific inspirer of poetry and art in others.
Sophie trained in painting at Camberwell and Chelsea. She’s held residencies for LIFT, Southbank Centre and Transport for London. Exhibitions include The Whitworth, The Poetry Library and The National Portrait Gallery. She has illustrated five fairy tale collections; made several artists books; created a 300 metre tablecloth to run the length of Southwark Bridge, featuring hand printed food stories from a thousand Londoners; narrated an episode of The Food Programme from Margate; made a life size concrete poem in the shape of Mrs Beeton; and a pie big enough for seven drama students to jump out of on the lawn of an old peoples’ home.
Recent publications include The Listening Forest and The New Concrete. Sophie teaches and collaborates extensively.
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