speculative poem “calisumi” : waking to catch the poem before it slips away
cris cheek (cris cris) is a documentary performance writer, sound composer and photographer. They worked alongside Bob Cobbing and Bill Griffiths with the Consortium of London Presses to run a thriving open access print shop for poets. In 1981 they co-founded a collective movement-based performance resource in London’s east end at Chisenhale Dance Space, frequently collaborating with choreographers, musicians, and performance artists. cris taught Performance Writing at Dartington College of Arts, played music with Sianed Jones and Philip Jeck as Slant, collaborated on site-responsive works about value and recycling with Things Not Worth Keeping, and professes at Miami University. Most recent publications are pickles & jams (BlazeVOX Books, 2017), fukc all the king’s men: the tower and a few beasts living in its rubble (xerolage, 2018) and Out cold in the library 1 (Dusie, 2019). They record as cl0v3n and co-host Phantom Power: sounds about sound, a sound studies and sound art podcast, with Mack Hagood.