At The Poetry Café, 2 May, 6.30-8.30pm, FREE EVENT – all welcome! Join us for a special celebration of the latest Poetry Café exhibition, Tonewood – photographs by Lawrence Impey and poems by Sue Rose.
“Trees, rooted to the spot, connect us to the surface of the planet, a visual reference to time and place; their life-cycle provides a metaphor for our own, enhanced by their evident anthropomorphism. Enter the woods and we become the interlopers with a heightened awareness, oppressed by silence or nervous at the cracking of a twig.” – Lawrence Impey
Lawrence Impey’s photographs of woodland explore light, growth, decay and the passing of the seasons, and inspired Sue Rose’s poems that meditate on heredity, legacy and endurance.
Copies of the book, Tonewood (Eaglesfield Editions) will be on sale at the event.
About the artists
Since graduating from Bournemouth & Poole College of Art & Technology in 1974, Lawrence Impey‘s photographs have been published in numerous books and magazines, including Mojo, Q and Rolling Stone. He now works mainly on self-directed projects using monochrome film which he processes and digitises. His previous exhibitions include On The Beat, held in Hackney, London, in 2007, and Signs Of The Seventies in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in 2015. Lawrence lives in Greenwich, London
Sue Rose is the author of two poetry collections published by Cinnamon Press: From the Dark Room and The Cost of Keys. A third Cinnamon collection is due out in 2020. She also published a chapbook of sonnets paired with her own photos, Heart Archives, with Hercules Editions. She won the Troubadour Poetry Prize in 2009 and the Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Competition in 2008, and has been commended, shortlisted or placed in competitions such as the National Poetry Competition, Live Canon, Peterloo and Wigtown.
The exhibition continues until 1 June 2019. Tonewood is concurrent with the exhibition Blackrock Sequence by David Butler and Jim Butler.