Founded and run by postgraduate students of Royal Holloway’s Poetic Practice research department, members of praxis hunker down every academic term to discuss and exhibit contemporary writing. The topic of their most recent meeting concentrated on ‘voice’ and poetry; over the course of three hours in the Centre for Creative Collaboration, the participants offered examples of and investigations into whether vocalisation or mindfulness of being spoken affected various projects, both in terms of their own work and the work of others.
Members of the group were then asked to document the meeting, with responses duly added to the praxis site’s dedicated pages. This week’s session featured contributions from me and poets Prue Chamberlain, Nisha Ramayya and Emma Wootton. Spluttersome.