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Sophie Dumont is a Bristol-based poet, voice artist, workshop facilitator and copywriter. Her poetry has been shortlisted for, and published in, many magazines and competitions including Bridport Prize 2019, Mslexia, Poetry Book Society’s Women's Poetry Competition, The Interpreter’s House and The Moth. Sophie became Bristol’s Boat Poet in 2018 and is the writer of Riptide Theatre Company's You Are Here, SWARM and their recently released binaural audio walk, SONDER.
Through the multilayered, interpretive process of reading and then recording someone else’s poem, I inhabit it. I instinctively think of the ‘why’ behind each line and therefore I put on another world like a coat. It’s still me wearing that world but in bringing my own experiences and empathy, my voice stretches the sleeves so that it fits.
Recording my own poems is absolutely different to recording someone else's work. There is a distance between myself and another poet’s material and with this distance comes a clarity and a freshness, because it’s not muddied with my own craft and editing process.
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Professor Bambo Soyinka is an award-winning writer, director and immersive story developer. With more than a decade’s experience in multi-platform storytelling and production, she has initiated and directed projects across the UK and internationally. Bambo is Professor of Story at Bath Spa University and Chair of the Research Centre for Transcultural Creativity and Education. She conceived and founded Paper Nations in 2015. Bambo is the Director/Principal Investigator of “Bulletins from the Edge”.
“All of the films in “Bulletins from the Edge” are the outcome of a three-way conversation between the creative production team, the writer, and me. Some of the films were quick and easy to make. We were able to intuitively ‘tune in’ to each other and we reached a shared vision that we were all happy with. Other films took much longer to make and required several conversations with the writer, sometimes leading to an extended back-and-fore process with the editorial team before we settled on a joint approach.”
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