On 6 August 2013 I took part in an exhibition at the Forest Cafe in Edinburgh. The exhibition was entitled Quiet Forest and was curated by the spoken word and writing collective Inky Fingers.
The concept behind the exhibition was poetry which is not to be spoken, or quiet poetry. My contribution was a Poetry Comic Book or a short Comic Book Poetry Zine and this can be seen as a precursor to the Comic Book Poetry project.
I wanted to exhibit some work which challenged poetry and also challenged how poetry can be presented on the page. Therefore I developed a hand made Zine that had several Comic Book Poems in it. I wanted to ensure that all the ideas inside the Zine expressed different styles and that the poetry reflected a diverse and atypical range of work.
Several other artists and writers presented their work at the Forest Cafe during the Quiet Forest Exhibition. During August Edinburgh is abuzz with all the festivals that are on. Quiet Forest was an alternative to this with all the work acting as a quiet break from the hustle and bustle that was going on outside. The exhibition was on 6 August 2013 at Forest Cafe, 141 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9JN.