Siren Poets are here to conjure a conversation from the ashes which are beginning to settle after the past few months of turbulence. Through our digital platforms they are here to listen, feel, connect, create and share new work underpinned by the climate emergency challenge, the ongoing crisis that now runs parallel with the pandemic.
Written collaboratively by Shagufta Iqbal, Peter Bearder, Liv Torc and Chris White, we present SIRENS, an evocative poem to launch this project and give a taste of what's to come.
Now more than ever, artists are uniquely placed to give us a cultural handle on what it means to be human, with a focus on our footprint, the role of our physical ‘home’ and of our collective wellbeing. Siren Poets are everywhere. Perhaps something in you identifies as a Siren Poet. Perhaps we are all Siren Poets...
Cape Farewell is honoured to be working closely with our chosen artists in a diverse programme that promises to stretch the boundaries of performance poetry by incorporating other artistic elements such as sound, music and visual media into the mix. We are excited to see the poets’ work develop and inspire creativity in others, as they guide an essential conversation in these most imperative of times.
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Shagufta K Iqbal
Pete (The Temp) Bearder
Chris White (Emerging Siren)
As Cape Farewell’s emergency cultural response to the pandemic and with support from Arts Council England, the Siren Poets project will be a highly interactive, accessible and collaborative process in which absolutely anybody is welcome. By addressing human-induced environmental impact, our artists will inspire the poet in us all and show how through art, we can help generate a sustainable cultural shift.