AUTO-BIO-GRAPHIK: Misreading the Body in Jeff Keen

TT Journal, Vol.1, ISSUE 2, 19th March 2021

Creative essay on Jeff Keen and the body by David Spittle

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David Spittle is a poet, filmmaker, and essayist. His first full collection, All Particles and Waves was published by Black Herald Press (2020), following the pamphlet, B O X (HVTN, 2018). He has published a collection of interviews, Light Glyphs (Broken Sleep Books, 2021), with poets on Film and filmmakers on Poetry [including Guy Maddin, Andrew Kötting, John Ashbery, Iain Sinclair]. Spittle’s first short film, Light Noise, was funded and broadcast by the BBC – now available to watch on iPlayer. He has also written three operas and, in 2014, was commissioned by Bergen National Opera to write a song-cycle which has since been performed internationally. Spittle holds a Literature PhD on the poetry of John Ashbery and Surrealism. He continues independent research across Poetry, Film, and Noise. His films can be viewed on Vimeo.