Pele Cox

After graduating from her Masters in Creative Writing at UEA tutored by Andrew Motion, Pele Cox has since been the Poet in Residence at Tate modern (2007) and Poet in Residence at the Royal Academy of Arts (2010- 2012). Her three events at the Royal Academy were created specially in response to the exhibitions ‘David Hockney; A Bigger Picture’, ‘Degas and The Dance’, ‘Vincent Van Gogh -The Man and His Letters’ . These events; Vincent and Poetry, Degas and Poetry and Hockney and his poetic imagination culminated in a gala event at BAFTA: ‘The Masters’ Room’.

Since then she has staged events at Keats’ house in Hampstead and a specially created event for David Hockney at the Scarborough Museum. Her final event at the Royal Academy of Arts was a tribute to Cy Twombly performed and created specially for the Academicians. She has been commissioned to create a series of bespoke events at Keats’ house in Rome is the beginning of the idea of a series of performances in galleries and museums around the world to the public and also as special presentations, exploring the idea of poetry and it’s influence.

She is now preparing for an event at the National Portrait Gallery in London. And will be giving a workshop on language and poetry to a team of top analysts at Unilever at the end of January. She setting up a Summer Poetry School at the boutique hotel Signum in Sicily for summer 2014.

Her events and poetry have been featured in The Sunday Times, The RA magazine, Tate and London Magazine.

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