Featured Artist: Paula Varjack


Photo by Bohdan Piasecki

Q1) What is your connection with Poetry&Words?
I have performed for the last two years. I performed in 2010 and was honoured to go just before John Hegley’s set, and then again  in 2012 I had the pleasure of compering with Dreadlock Alien.

Q2) If you had to describe the Poetry&Words stage in just three words, what would they be?
Engaging, entertaining, storytelling

Q3) How would you describe Glastonbury Festival to someone who’s never been there?
It’s a world unto itself, with as much art, music, and other creative happenings as you can imagine, 24 hours a day, 3 days in a row, for thousands of people. Its a community that builds itself for this period,  only to disappear right after.

 Ed. The festival runs from Wednesday to Sunday now, so you get even more days of festivities for your money!

Q4) Can you name two other poets who you admire?
E. E. Cummings and Lemn Sissay

Q5) What kinds of things inspire you to write?
eflection, frustration, the pace of cities, social mishaps, overheard conversations, otherness, desire

Q6) Where is the most unusual place you’ve performed your work?
Either a) a former foundry in northern Germany (now a gallery) or b) a former tax office in Berlin (now an art space).

Q7) What are you working on at the moment?
My masters in performance making at Goldsmiths, and a new solo show ‘The Anti-Social Network’ that I will be taking to the fringe this summer.

Q8) What’s the closest rhyme for ‘orange’ you can find?

Q9) Can we have a poem please?

Q10) Where can we find out more about your work?


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