Paul Hawkins

Paul Hawkins

Paul Hawkins aka Bob Modem work mainly in poetry, visual art, performance & have co-run Hesterglock Press with Sarer Scotthorne since 2013. Paul has written a number of books, some collaborative, some not. His most recent is Eachwhat Vol. 1, a collection of Poem Brut-ish artworks to coincide with an exhibition of work taken from new books from the publisher, Knives Forks & Spoons Press. It was at North Shore, part of The Blackpool Illuminations, Sept 2020 - Jan 2021.

They’re involved in various collaborations including P & P, a sound/film/performance project with Patrick Cosgrove, with artist Steve Ryan on FLEA, an abstract, experimental, graphic novel, on HANDSFREE, a translation project with writer Martin Wakefield, a graphik score soundtrack series with poet Peter Jaeger & more . . .

They consider themselves from a working-class background; don't have a trust fund, a credit card or any other more middle-class access to capital. Over the past 10 years or so, they've mainly been doing the dishes, staying clean, scribbling, scrawling, co-running music/sound workshops, facilitating creative writing workshops, curating events, working with SJ Fowler’s Poem Brut project(s), running Poem Brut workshops for learners at Second Step, Bristol, co-running Hesterglock Press, publishing, exhibiting & performing.

They've performed their work in many places, including the WOMAD Festival, The Royal Opera House, Rich Mix London, The Shelley Theatre, The Hardy Tree Gallery, Boscombe Fringe Festival, Rough Trade Records Bristol, Resonance FM, The Bristol Poetry Festival, The Horse Hospital, Ars Poetica International Poetry Festival (Bratislava), SIX Gallery, Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts, Bristol Sanctum, Stoke Newington Literary Festival, Brighton Fringe Festival, National Poetry Library, Gato Vadio Bookshop & Artspace in Porto, Portugal, at Speech Therapy, Spike Island, Bank Street Arts, The Museum of Futures & many other venues. Their artwork has been exhibited online for Poem Atlas, The Poetry Library, Mellom Press, M58, Corrupted Poetry, 3:AM magazine & in galleries in Blackpool, Sheffield, Bristol, Bournemouth & London.

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