Vik Shirley: Four Poems on Polaroid

Artist Statement:
These pieces were created using found family photographs and handwritten text that was generated through the practice of automatic writing during lockdown.

Photo credit: Lisa Whiting

Vik Shirley’s chapbook, Corpses, was published by Sublunary Editions in March 2020. Her collection, The Continued Closure of the Blue Door, is forthcoming from HVTN press and a pamphlet of her visual poetry, Disrupted Blue and Other Poems on Polaroid, is due later this year from Hesterglock Press. Her work has appeared in such places as Shearsman3am Magazine, Burning House Press, Perverse and Tears in the Fence. She is currently studying for a PhD in Dark Humour and the Surreal in Poetry at the University of Birmingham, UK. Follow her @VikShirley.

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