Paul Hawkins

Paul Hawkins

Paul Hawkins aka Bob Modem learn’t how to drink lying down and sleep standing up with nearly disastrous consequences. They work mainly in poetry, visual art, performance & publishing, co-running Hesterglock Press with Sarer Scotthorne. They’re part of the Poem Brut movement as an artist, poet, performer, workshop-facilitator, curator & publisher. They run Eachwhat Industries Studio in Bristol and co-curated Photo Poetry SURFACES exhibition, part of the Bristol Photo Festival 2021. Paul has written a number of books, some collaborative, some not. His most recent is Why Chant Meat (Hesterglock Press, 2021) a pamphlet of photo-poetry, and A & B Sides (Hesterglock Press, 2021), a collaborative digital download album and PDF book with Peter Jaeger, released under the name of Small Things Happen and Bob Modem.

They've performed their work widely across the UK & Europe, 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 and The Museum of Futures. Their artwork has been exhibited online for Poem Atlas, The Poetry Library, Mellom Press, M58, Corrupted Poetry, 3:AM magazine & in galleries in Greece, Blackpool, Sheffield, Bristol, Bournemouth & London.

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Why Chant Meat

Eachwhat Gallery