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Available to buy
293 pages / £11.99 / October 2019.

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My most ambitious book, nearly 300 pages of collaborations, in text, fiction, poetry, music, photography, film, sculpture, performance and everything in between. The book is a testament to what I’ve tried to do with a base in poetry and an ambition to learn and grow as an artist through the brilliance of others. It is a really special volume, wonderfully supported by Haverthorn Press, who have rendered the huge volume of works into a beautiful, cohesive tome.

From the publisher “No poet-artist has ever explored the potentials of multidisciplinary collaboration as thoroughly as SJ Fowler and Nemeses is a landmark publication evidencing that exploration. The book brings together over 50 collaborations and collaborators, placing poems and prose alongside musical scores, diaries, sculptures, films, photographs, scripts and more. It explores not only the grand potential for collaboration as an innovative, generative, playful and profound practise, but also aims to expand what is possible when sharing the live upon the page.”

The book includes the following collaborations and collaborators :

  • Your flowers won’t grow or... with Karen Sandhu

  • The Best Poet Award with Max Höfler

  • Myth of the Mole with Max Porter

  • Soundings with Phil Minton

  • Subcritical Tests with Ailbhe Darcy

  • Returnings with David Rickard

  • It Is What Is Love / It Is What Is Hate with Rike Scheffler

  • Iceland with Joe Dunthorne

  • The Gold Nanorod and The Silk Fibroin with Thomas Duggan

  • Oberwilding with Colin Herd

  • Animal Drums with Joshua Alexander

  • Animal Drums (Prompt Note) with Iain Sinclair

  • Stalker with Harry Man

  • Beastings with Diamanda Dramm

  • A Soul Referendum with Iris Colomb

  • Funicular with Luke Kennard

  • The Next Step with Fabian Faltin

  • The Irish Character Study with Billy Ramsell

  • House of Frens with Alexander Kell

  • House of Mouse with Prudence Bussey-Chamberlain

  • Parasites of the Symbiocene with Joe Turrent

  • Worm Wood with Tereza Stehlikova

  • The Bleeding Eyes with Eley Williams

  • Hannah Fought with Nathan Walker

  • The Waterwalk with Krišjānis Zeļģis

  • The Sparrow Egg in a Chocolate Nest with Shimon Adaf

  • The Singing Bridge with Claudia Molitor

  • Lunalia with Maja Jantar

  • 133 Proverbs with Tom Jenks

  • The 7th Poet with John Hall

  • Enthusiasm with Noah Hutton

  • {Insert Meaning Here} with Morten Langeland

  • Detonations with Yekta

  • The New War Machine with Christodoulos Makris

  • The Venetian Poems with Ariadne Radi Cor

  • Neprijatelji : a group poem made in Croatia

  • An Infinite Family a group poem made in Argentina

  • Forty Feet with David Berridge

  • Ibunka with Zuzana Husarova

  • We Could Try with Pauli Tapio

  • Constellations with Rebecca Kamen

  • Bristol with Patrick Coyle

  • Adventures in Metaphysical Translation with Robert Prosser

  • The Night-Time Economy with Kate Mercer

  • I’m Picking Heads of People with Ausra Kaziliunaite

  • When the Rules Keep Changing with Camilla Nelson

  • Open Mouth Surgery with Morten Sondergaard

On the book : It is always in compiling Nemeses that I really realised how many collaborations I have undertaken in the five year period the book covers. It presents excerpts of full collections alongside works made specifically for Nemeses. It draws from full feature films, exhibitions, commissions, installations and poems made for performances around the world. The book is finished with an essay which details, in basic terms, how it was constructed and what my thinking has become around poetry and collaboration.