Entries in Poem (3)


at the old place 

After the last Openned night at the Foundry the poet Michael Zand sent this poem to us as a 'kind of thank you'. We liked it so have posted it as part of the documentation of the Openned reading series.


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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Remembering Openned 3 or What happened when Steve Changed Tapes During Sean Bonney’s Reading

Poet Harry Godwin (seen reading here) wrote this poem as a form of documentation of the Openned Night of March 25th 2009.

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