Iris Colomb‘s practice explores different relationships between visual and spoken forms of text through projects often involving experimental translation and poetic book-objects. She has given individual, collaborative and interactive performances across the UK, as well as in Austria, Romania, and France. Iris’ pamphlet ‘I'm Shocked’ come out with Bad Betty Press in 2018, her chapbook ‘just promise you won’t write’ was published by Gang Press in 2019. Her poems have also appeared in magazines such as Para·text, Poetry Wales, Tentacular and Berfrois, as well as in a number of UK anthologies. Iris is Co-Editor of HVTN Press, where she just launched an artist-book imprint called ‘Interruptions’, and a founding member of the interdisciplinary collective 'No Such Thing'.
‘Flakes of Fickle Quicklime’ stem from the performance piece 'Fickle Quicklime' which was written and devised in response to the Belgian poet Henri Michaux. A recording of it is available here.