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Poetry Collections


Solo Exhibitions:  Mahu : Hardy Tree Gallery Kings Cross : 2015 : London, UK

Collaborative / Group Exhibitions include:

Fiction Nominated for The White Review Short Story Prize (2014) and published short stories in magazines including Aspidistra, Pank, 

Theatre:  Dagestan, debut play, produced to scratch by Penned in the Margins, supported by Arts Council England, at Rich Mix Theatre (2015)

Limited editions / Poster art / Art books / Collaborative Publications include:


  • The Revenge of Miguel Cotto - composer Philip Venables: performed at ... Commissioned for the London Sinfonietta Blue Touch Paper initiative. 
  • The Righteous Harmony Movement Society - composer Wenjing Wang: performed at Wigmore Hall & Guildhall Music School. Commissioned for the Voiceworks project.

Anthology publications of poetry and fiction include: Dear World & Everyone In it, Hwaet (Bloodaxe Books), Mount London, Marginalia, Adventures in Form (Penned in the Margins), Coin Opera 2, Bird Book (Sidekick Boks), The Herbarium,  the Forward Prize Anthology (2014), The New Concrete (Hayward Gallery 2015). 

Magazine and journal publications of poetry and fiction include: 

In the UK, Modern Poetry in Translation, Poetry Wales. Internationally Poetry, Pank, Poetry International (USA), Gorse, Honest Ulsterman, Bohemyth (Ireland), VLAK (Czech Republic), Kokoro, Wazo (Spain), Cordite, Windmills (Australia) Recours au Poeme (France), Sand (Germany)


  • January 2015 to October 2016, in for the first residence at the Hub at Wellcome Collection 
  • groundbreaking landscape architecture firm J&L Gibbon
  • the Poetry Parnassus Festival.
  • Poet in residence for the Translation Games project, curated by Ricarda Vidal of Kings College

Conferences & Symposia include:

  • Goldsmiths
  • Sheffield
  • Humboldt
  • Guildhall
  • Translation day
  • Salzburg
  • Kingston International Pedagogy Conference
  • Birkbeck
  • Lettretage
  • Cervantino


  • Articles in Vice magazine, Words without Borders, 3am magazine, Literaturhaus Europa
  • Founded the Maintenant series in 2010, consisting of 100 interviews with contemporary European poets, aiming to evidence a new generation from a diversity of European poetic traditions, introducing poets outside of the Anglo-American scene, respondents including Ilya Kaminsky, Valzhyna Mort, Ales Steger, Luljeta Lleshanaku, Tadeusz Rozewicz www.maintenant.co.uk
  • Reillumination series.

UK Readings

  • Morden Tower (Newcastle), ICA, Hay-on-Wye FestivalSaison Poetry Library. Sage in Gateshead, St Georges Hall in Liverpool, the Basement in Brighton as part of the Great Escape, the Cube in Bristol, the Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester, the Arc in Stockton, the Norwich Arts Centre and the Mary Shelley Theatre in Boscombe as part of the Bournemouth Arts Festival. Documentary on the tour the Saison Poetry Library, the Guildhall music school and the British Library. Read & performed at Morden Tower (Newcastle), the ICA, the Whitechapel Gallery, Cafe Oto, the Southbank centre, Somerset House, the Rich mix arts centre, The Science Museum, the Poetry Cafe, Tenderpixel gallery, Candid Arts, the Herbarium (London), the Arnolfini (Bristol), the Cornerhouse (Manchester) Bank St Arts (Sheffield). Was the first poet to read at Wigmore Hall since 1964. 
  • Read poetry at established readings series Goldsmiths Lit Live, Xing the Line, The Blue Bus, The The The, The Other Room (Manchester), Caesura (Edinburgh). Read at the Voewood poetry festival, the Midsummer Festival and the Runnymede poetry festival. National UK with the Golden Hour tour in 2012, with dates in Cardiff, Bristol, London, Brighton
  • Participated in the Hay-on-Wye Festival, StAnza, London Literature Festival, Stoke Newington Festival, Essex Book Festival, Nova Festival, Norfolk, 

International Readings

  • Poetry International at Stortemelk: Vlieland, Holland
  • Krokodil Festival: Belgrade, Serbia
  • Forumstadt Park: Graz, Austria
  • Milosz Festival: Krakow, Poland
  • Tbilisi International Literature Festival: Georgia
  • Ostereiiches: Berlin, Germany
  • CCTSS Festival: Beijing, China
  • Iskele Poetry Festival: Cyprus
  • El Tercer Lugar: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Ovinir: Reykjavik & Stykkishólmur, Iceland
  • Zagreb, Grožnjan, The Wood Poets festival: Croatia
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  • Dutch by Tsead Bruinja
  • Welsh (Eurig Salisbury)
  • Georgian (Davit Gabunia)
  • Spanish
  • French



Curatorial Projects

With the Enemies project curated over 200 events in 22 countries involving over 500 poets and artists. Received support from Arts Council England, the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, the Danish Agency for Culture, Creative Scotland, Conaculta Mexico, Arts Council Ireland, Arts Council Wales, Czech Centre London, UNESCO Cities of Literature Edinburgh, Krakow, Reykjavik, Austrian Cultural Forum London and Berlin, & many others.Co-curated a World without Words, exploring neuroscience and creativity. 

Curatorial Projects:

Founded the Enemies project in 2012, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Arts Council England, the British Council, the Danish Cultural Agency +. a multifarious, multidisciplinary programme of events, exhibitions & publications that provide the grounding to comprehensively explore the notion of collaboration in a contemporary, active, innovative realm of poetry. www.weareenemies.com

From the Enemies project, curated multiple international tours and events including:

  • Enemigos (Mexico)
  • Wrogowie (Poland)
  • Fjender (Denmark)
  • Fiende (Austria)
  • Nepriatelia (Slovakia)
  • Gelynion (Wales)
  • Auld Enemies (Scotland)
  • Yes But Are We Enemies?
  • Nemici (Italy)
  • Fiender (Norway)
  • Ovinir (Iceland)
  • Mtrebi (Georgia)
  • Lithuania
  • Croatia
  • Argentina
  • Berlin Camarade
  • Liverpool Camarade
  • Bristol Camarade
  • Manchester Camarade
  • UNESCO European Literature Night Edinburgh

For the Poetry Parnassus, curated four events and hosted five more during the biggest poetry festival in the history of the UK. Maintenant, Avant garde and Balkan themed events, as well as leading workshops. Advised the Parnassus on European poets through the Maintenant series and was commissioned to undertake extensive interviews with over 80 of the participating poets from around the globe including Kay Ryan, Karen Solie, Gioconda Belli, John Kinsella + Was the official blogger in the residence for the festival.

Curated Kakania for the Austrian Cultural Forum, commissioning over 40 artists and poets to create new works based on Habsburg Vienna figures from a century ago. Over 4 events, 2 new publications and multiple ambitious public engagements. www.kakania.co.uk

Organised over 150 literary events in the UK. Founded the Camarade series, pairing poets into collaborative writing partnerships for performance of original works. Founded Maintenant series, hosting nation specific events from Romania, Norway, Iceland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Russia, Macedonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Croatia + Run events at the Rich mix arts centre, Southbank Centre, Europe House, Poetry Cafe, Soho Curzon + Commissioned to run events for Writers Centre Norwich, the Essex Book Festival, The Nova festival,  Soda pictures (on the release of the motion picture Howl) and many others. Organised avant-garde / Vispo artfairs alongside readings and other innovative event programmes, on themes (Minimum Security Prison Poetry / Pugilistica +) and at art galleries (Calvert 22) and embassies. Events documented thoroughly atwww.youtube.com/fowlerpoetry & www.flickr.com/photos/stevenjfowler

Organised protest events, Poets for Pussy Riot at the Rich mix arts centre and the Freeword centre London. Wrote for Occupy Writers movement, and the Solidarity Park project for Turkey. Organised the Reel Iraq reading for the Reel Arts festival in London with poets from Iraq.

Co-curated the Enemigos project with readings in London and Mexico city, and transliterations between 14 poets of those two cities, including the publication of an anthology, with an introduction. Co-curated Auld Enemies (Scotland), Yes But Are We Enemies? (Ireland) Fjender (Denmark) and other extensive international tours.


Curated a groundbreaking exhibition of avant garde poets / visual artist collaborations at the Hardy Tree in Kings X. In 2014, co-curated, with Chris McCabe, Poetry in Collaboration, a major exhibition exploring the history of poetic collaboration at the Saison Poetry Library, Southbank centre. Co-curated Erkembode, the artist David Kelly's first solo exhibition. Curated the ZimZalla exhibition in London, exploring avant garde publishing.

with The Enemies Project: South West Poetry Tour, Argentina, Austria, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Ireland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Georgia, Mexico, Croatia, Poland, Italy, Germany, Romania, Lithuania.

Camarade with incarnations at Norwich Writers Centre, Rich Mix Anniversary celebrations, Essex Book Festival and the Camaradefest, which featured 100 poets in 50 pairs on one day, and the University Camarade, bringing together students...


Hrabal, Cemetery, Howl, Minimum Security




  • Profile on the Phonodia project, archiving readings of my poems.
  • Profile on the Poetry Archive.
  • Formermly member of the collectives - Mopha, TRYIE and Wildermenn 
  • Formerly member of the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre and The Writers Forum. 
  • Founded the Covers project, presenting contemporary poets reading poetry that has influenced their own work. 



UK editor of Lyrikline, the largest translated poetry resource on the net with HQ in Berlin www.lyrikline.org Associate editor for VLAK magazine, a Prague based publication funded by the Czech ministry of education. Edited the Anglaise Actuelle series for Recours au Poeme, introducing 21st century British poets into new translations for publication, featuring James Byrne, Geraldine Monk, Allen Fisher & others. Edited the Reilluminations series for nthposition.com, shedding light on forgotten European poets, with new translations of Gunnar Ekelof, Lucian Blaga +