Liz Adams' Five Things.

Written by Lazy Gramophone on Tuesday the 21st of May 2013

Five Things is a series of short journal posts introducing each of the writers and artists involved in our up-coming Time project.

Since the project's inception, the idea has been to create an environment where independent writers and artists could come together in order to share their work. The result of this endeavour is a collection of stories, images and poems based around the theme of time, its pages placing particular focus upon the relationship between words and pictures. By sharing in this way we hope to inspire each other as well as those around us, to draw a diverse audience and so help to illuminate the work of alternative artists and writers everywhere. 


Liz Adams is a poet and writer. Her first collection of poems, Green Dobermans, was published in 2011 by Lazy Gramophone Press. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, and her work has been published or is forthcoming in Iota Fiction, The Frogmore Papers, morphrog and Stand. Liz completed the MRes in Humanities and Cultural Studies at the London Consortium in 2011; her work there considered the emotion of envy in William Blake's Vala or The Four Zoas through an application of colour theory. She was part of the Voiceworks project 2010-2011 which comprises of poets from Birkbeck's Contemporary Poetics Research Centre, and musicians from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. For the project she wrote the lyrics to a protest song against the government's spending cuts which was sung at the Wigmore Hall. She has also worked in collaboration with dancers at The Place (London).

Five Things that Inspire Me.

1. Fernando Pessoa's The Book of Disquiet; I read this six years ago and loved it. It's written as a diary and feels like a poem.
2. Wallace Stevens 'The Man with the Blue Guitar.' I love this poem by Wallace Stevens. His use of colour and the musicality of the poem lights up as you read it.
3. The Old Guitarist by Pablo Picasso. Wallace Stevens was inspired by this painting in the writing of 'The Man with the Blue Guitar.' I remember seeing some of the paintings from Picasso's Blue Period (though not the mentioned painting) when I was visiting Barcelona some years ago and was really entranced by them. 
4. Tigers Are Better-Looking by Jean Rhys. I admire all of Jean Rhys' work but read this collection of short stories most recently.
5. Moving about.  Having recently landed in Devon I notice again the new things that a change of location can bring to writing: new landscapes, voices, people, and light. 

The Time Project.

1. Time Book Launch Lazy Gramophone Events Page 

2. Time Book Launch Facebook Page

3. View our Clock page (counting down to the release of Time)

4. An introduction to Time

5. Contributors' Five Things Journal Posts:
Adam Green
Bryn Hall
Inua Ellams
Zoe Catherine Kendall
Andrew Walter
Laura Dockrill
Mat Lloyd
Sorana Santos
Will Conway
Hannah Stephenson
Matt Black
Claire Fletcher
Carl Laurence
- Zophiel Webb
Jude Melling
Stacie Withers
Tom Hirons
Megan Leonie Hall
Vincent J Prince
Kaitlin Beckett
Guy J Jackson
Eliza Gregory
Jeannie Paske
Jo Tedds
Maria Drummey
Tom Harris
Liz Adams
Lola Dupre
Kirsty Allison
Alexander Aspinall
Paul Bloom

6. Buy Time from the Lazy Gramophone Shop 

7. Press/Reviews
(Click the links below to read each article in full)

Huffington Post:
'An intriguing book project from one of the most innovative groups of creative people in the city.' ~ Huffington Post

Fabric Magazine:
'...we'll bet you've never seen time as it's portrayed in this stunning new publication.' ~ Fabric Magazine

Rooms Magazine:
'Time is a treasure box brimming with creativity and fresh talent.' ~ Rooms Magazine

Annexe Magazine:
'Lazy Gramophone's anthology, Time, lives up to the high bar it sets for itself.' ~ Annexe Magazine


For more on The Time Project tweet us @lazygramophone or #TheTimeProjectLGP or visit our Time Facebook page.
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