Fiona Curran

Fiona Curran

Fiona Curran

Fiona Curran is a poet, sonic artist & filmmaker (other hats include Art Critic & Columnist), who lectures in film at Kingston University. She holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. As a poet, she has been published widely in the UK & Ireland, and most recently published in The Wolf, South Bank Poetry, Magma and the Loose Muse Anthology. Wrecking Ball Press published her first collection, The Hail Mary Pass, and a second untitled collection (she hopes) is imminent.  As a sonic artist (moniker 21%) she has presented sonic works at the Car Boot Art Fair and The Literary Kitchen. She has recently produced two experimental films “Clean” & “Allium” and is working towards a gallery show. She also belongs to the art/action collective The Yesperados.

On 20 November 2012, Fiona taught a seminar for Advanced Critical Reading on the MFA course that looked at the relationship between visual art and poetry.

Read and be Damned (in no particular order)

The Master and Margareta by Mikhail Bulgakov

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Lobster by Guillaume Lecasble

The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford

Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson

Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

You Cannot Live as I Have Lived and Not End Up Like This: The Thoroughly Disgraceful Life and Times of Willie Donaldson by Terence Blacker

‘Ariel’ by Sylvia Plath

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys

Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann

Fiona Curran – Poetry Critical Reading

Attention current MFA students: For Fiona Curran’s Advanced Critical Reading class on the 20th of November (week 9) please read the following poems, which she has selected for consideration.

Brancusi’s Golden Bird

I Would Like To Be a Dot in a Painting by Miró – Moniza Alvi

Ophelia and Millais – Mary De Bow

At La Ferté – Fiona Curran

Stravinsky – Paolo Buzzi (1874-1956), Translated from the Italian by Samuel Putnam

The Act – William Scammell

Wishing you a poetic reading week.


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