In the basement of the Foundry, Old Street, London, from 18:30 to 23:30 on the 25th of March 2009, poets Becky Cremin and Ryan Ormonde documented the entire Openned poetry reading from before it started to well after it had finished. This reading was the eighteenth in the series. From this they produced a document called basemeta.

In some of the recordings of the 18th Openned night you can catch occasional glimpses of them or hear the gentle tap of typewriter keys as they produced the documentation.

basemeta was performed at the next Openned night and their performance of this document can be viewed here. However, the documentation also stands as a poem in its own right and is an excellent piece of work and is available here for free.



Published: October 2009

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