September 10, 2020
For this online event Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellow, Yomi Sode has teamed up with photographer Gioncarlo Valentine to present a new work titled On Uniformity.
Through pictures and words, this project explores the experiences of Black British schoolchildren on race, identity and most importantly, expectations set by society. This will be followed as a conversation between both artists regarding the process of the multi-disciplinary project.
About the Jerwood Compton Poetry Takeover
The Fellows for the latest edition; Hafsah Aneela Bashir, Anthony Joseph and Yomi Sode, are celebrating the end of a year of mentorship, reflection and development through the fellowship programme with this new digital programme of online events, content and social media takeovers. Through the programme they will be presenting new work, testing fresh ideas and formats for presenting poetry online as well as engaging in critical conversations about what poetry can be, and is, today.
The Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships offer a significant new development opportunity for poets, supporting individuals whose practice encompasses poetry in the broadest artistic sense. The Jerwood Compton Fellowships are designed and managed by Jerwood Arts, with support from Arts Council England and including funds from the Joseph Compton bequest.