Category Archives: Resident Artist

The High Window Resident Artist: S.A. Leavesley: Photo-poems: Winter 2018


Dreams of Flight

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S.A. Leavesley: Photo-poems – visual art and poetry collaboration for a high-tech age

Having previously published some of S.A. Leavsley’s photo poems in a supplementary feature October 23, 2018, we are now pleased to announce that she will be our resident artist for 2019.

Not Watching the Clock – Poetry Pauses combines snapshots from a busy day with haiku-inspired elements of personal observation or reflection. The aim of these pauses is to open up a space of peace or creativity – for me as the photographer-writer and for the reader-viewer experiencing them later. They can be experienced separately, but I’ve also tried to include threads, motifs and links between them so that they also work together as a whole that’s greater than its individual parts.

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Blurred Trace

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Cleared Cloud

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Unfolding 2

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S.A. Leavesley (http://sarah-james.co.uk) is a prize-winning poet, fiction writer, journalist and photographer. Author of seven poetry titles, two novellas and a touring poetry-play, she’s been published by the Guardian, Financial Times and in the Blackpool Illuminations. Her latest poetry chapbook How to Grow Matches (Against The Grain Press, 2018) and her latest poetry collection plenty-fish (Nine Arches Press, 2015) were both shortlisted in the International Rubery Book Awards. She also runs LitWorld2 an online journal combining photos with short poems and flash fictions. Website: http://www.sarah-james.co.uk LitWorld2

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