Ahren Warner writes, makes films and takes photographs. Previous books of poetry include Confer (2011), Pretty (2013) and Hello. Your promise has been extracted (2017), for which he has received awards including an Arts Foundation Fellowship, Eric Gregory Award and three Poetry Book Society Recommendations. He has also exhibited or screened film or photography at venues including the Centro de Cultura Digital (Mexico City), EU National Institute of Cultures (Athens) and Great North Museum (Newcastle). His current practice is conceived as an ongoing process of lyric writing, experimental film and expanded photography, engaged in thinking about the slippages and impasses between affect and logic, globalised networks of capital, people and variant forms of contemporary illiberalism, all processed through the often contingent documentation of desire, drive and consumption. Upcoming publications include a book-length sequence of lyric texts and a short film, The sea is spread and cleaved and furled (Prototype, 2020), a new collection of poems, Killing your vibes (Bloodaxe, 2021) and a book of photographs, travel writing and critical prose, All the Jacks (tbc, 2022).
The sea is spread and cleaved and furled (Prototype, 2020)
Killing you vibes (Bloodaxe, 2021)
RE: (Donut, 2010)
SELECTED READINGS, SCREENINGS & EVENTS
NOVI SAD / INTERNATIONAL NOVI SAD LITERATURE FESTIVAL (2019) || MEXICO CITY / CENTRO DE CULTURA DIGITAL (2018) || SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE (2018) || NEW YORK (2018) || LONDON / THE POETRY SOCIETY (2017) || ARVON FOUNDATION (2017) || NEWCASTLE POETRY FESTIVAL (2017) || ATHENS / EU NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF CULTURE (2016) || ATHENS / BRITISH COUNCIL (2016) || NEWCASTLE / GREAT NORTH MUSEUM (2016) || LONDON / THE PRINT ROOM (2016) || PARIS / BRITISH COUNCIL (2015) || ATHENS / BRITISH COUNCIL ATHENS (2015) || StANZA INTERNATIONAL POETRY FESTIVAL (2014) || LONDON / ROYAL SOCIETY OF LITERATURE (2013) || BBC PROMS (2013) || LONDON / ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL (2012)