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Introduction

As a writer Alice Maddicott likes to explore the boundaries between traditional genres and writing and visual art, as well as working collaboratively with other writers, artists and musicians. Her poetry often seeks to excavate a sense of memory and place as well the secret and personal history of characters and objects, as opposed to historical facts.

She has published in magazines in the UK and abroad as well as in anthologies. 2015 saw the publication of her collaborative poetry book The City with Serbian poet Ana Seferovic and The Travelogue of The Car Boot Museum. As well as more traditional print formats Alice often works site-specifically using found materials and functional stationary to create surprising poetic interventions written in situ and documented using photography and film. This work has led to art commissions where she also interweaves her love of traditional craft such as embroidery and found photos and objects, to create immersive story spaces – living evolving novels and poems for the public to complete by reading and participating in. She was writer in residence for the 2015 Bath International Literature Festival and also writer in residence in 2009 for the Yorkshire Dales National Park’s 60th anniversary.

An archive of past site-specific projects can be seen at www.andtheghostssosilver.com the website she set up for and the ghosts so silver – the organisation she founded in 2005 to further explore site-specific writing and the creative role of the reader. Further photos of art using writing please visit visual art gallery .

In 2014 she founded Dirty Confetti with the poet Ana Seferovic – a forum to focus on collaborative and interdisciplinary work between women. They plan to extend this to become a small press. Details can be seen at www.dirtyconfetti.com

Secret City, Bristol, 2014