We commissioned four poets to each spend a day inside our immersive exhibition Constructing Spaces, a reconstruction of Scottish poet WS Graham's Cornish cottage. Elaine Baker blogs here about her experience. We'll be sharing work from the other poets over the coming weeks.
The other tack I took was to steal a few single lines from the cottage environment. I wanted to break these apart and remake them. This resulted in my poem ‘Truth Tapes’ (constructed around single line from the novel ‘By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept’, which I took down from Graham’s bookshelf and started to read).
I think the poems demonstrate how being immersed in another poet’s language and practice can open up new creative spaces in us.