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Edwin Evans-Thirlwell


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London-based poet and critic with an interest in prosody, species theory, avant garde verse, digital games, gender theory and the overlap between art, literature and astrophysics.

My practice-based thesis is a rewrite and recollection of the Golden Record - a repository of images and sounds carried by the space probe Voyager 1, which recently became the first man-made artefact to enter interstellar space. Drawing on prosody’s capacity to disrupt and subvert “everyday” or normative modes of utterance, it will critique the values and narratives that underpin the selection and arrangement of material for the original Record, consider how such a memorial work might apply to today's culture and technology, and explore how the Record's implicit status as alien object might serve in turn as a basis for the reinvention of poetic practice.

Education/Academic qualification

English, Master of Arts, King's College London

19 Sept 20082 Jun 2010

Award Date: 2 Jun 2010

English, Bachelor of Arts

3 Oct 200316 Jun 2006

Award Date: 16 Jun 2006