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#TPQ5: ASTRA PAPACHRISTODOULOU

Werner Herzog

Herzog is a creative chameleon whose books and films exude idiosyncrasy and authenticity. His work is characterised by a willingness to take risks – he is a true inspiration to me.

Robert Hampson

A wonderful tutor and writer who taught me the value of experimentation. One of my favourite books of Hampson is ‘Reworked Disasters’ published by KFS.

Sophie Calle

Sophie Calle’s exceptionally enigmatic work is distinguished by its use of constraints. Some of Calle’s best work is recognised for their detective-like ability to follow strangers and investigate their private lives.

Mina Loy

Loy’s ‘The last lunar Baedeker’ is a must. Her experimental poems typified radically new uses of language, typography, and page space.

Stephen Emmerson

Emmerson is an innovative contemporary poet whose work ranges from visual poetry objects to conceptual poetry. My favourite piece of his is ‘Endless Sleep’ which was showcased at the Poem Atlas online exhibition ‘Islet Zone’ earlier this year.


Astra Papachristodoulou is an experimental poet and artist based in the UK. She is the author of several poetry pamphlets, including Stargazing (Guillemot Press, 2019) and Blockplay (Hesterglock Press, 2019). Her poetry has been translated in Spanish, Slovenian, Russian and Greek, and her visual work has been exhibited at the National Poetry Library and The Poetry Café. http://www.astranaut.co.uk

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