For more than a decade, the Barbican Young Poets programme has served as a base for experimentation, creative development and an ever-extending community of poetic practice. Inaugurating a collaboration between Barbican Young Poets and flipped eye publishing, Articulations for Keeping the Light In collects and celebrates work produced by poets of the 2022 cohort. In a dazzling array of poetics and forms, ranging from the mechanics of crossword puzzles, erasure and language to techno inflected sensuality, prayer and the personal dynamics of light, these poems continue to extend the legacy the programme has established and showcase the potency and integrity of contemporary poetry.
Barbican Young Poets: Articulations for Keeping the Light In
Articulations for Keeping the Light In explores themes of dreams and memory, as well as scenes of bliss, connection, sex and desire. There are also pieces that hold up a mirror to trauma, brutality, isolation, and the violent realities affecting us and the world now.