about

VVBT is a norwegian poet, actor and artist based in LONDON.

she holds a BA hons drama w/ creative writing from kingston university 2015-2018, where she won the 2016 academic achievement prize and the 2018 writers graduations prize.

she has been commissioned by The British Museum and The Royal Norwegian Embassy, and is the contributing editor of  JEZGA Mag. her book 'swallowing feathers'  came out with Sampson Low Ltd. in 2019, and her pamphlet 'no title' was published by Penteract Press the same year. her poetry has also appeared on 3:AM Magazine and in Tidsskriftet Utflukt, and been translated into Russian on Лиterraтура. her poetry performances, including both solo works and collaborations, have taken place at a range of national (uk) and international events. 

she is represented by 4 WALLS MANAGEMENT, and is an alumni of The Impulse Company. performances include collaborations with Theatre Complicité and Dorich House. 
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THE YELLOW BOOK EXHIBITION
a spot as a smudge, an asemic object poem about TB as the epitome of aesthetics in victorian decadence, 
is part of The Yellow Book Exhibition, dedicated to the British literary periodical published from 1894 to 1897.
– Westminster Reference Library, London 
1.11-27.11.19.

NORDIC POETRY FESTIVAL - 4 PERFORMANCES
Burley Fisher Books, London: video
The Dragon Hall, Norwich – collaboration w/ Sam Jordison: video
The Jorvik Centre, York – collaboration w/ Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl: video
The Writers' Centre Kingston, Kingston: video

CURATION, EXHIBITION & PUBLICATION
The opening event of the first Nordic Poetry Festival launched the exhibition 
'I DREAM OF A FOREST. BUT IT'S A PROCESS' at Burley Fisher Books, featuring four pieces from the new
Timglaset Editions anthology by the same name, taken from the series the pollution of hippocrene.

PODCAST
Episode #75 of the podcast A Poem A Week features a reading of the poem caught in a loophole

PUBLICATION & TRANSLATION [FRENCH]
voyage de senteur was published in Issue 3 of Å Journal,
in original form and in French translation by Alicja Miler.

PUBLICATION
books should be brokeni'd rather bleedbelting fast while seating, and ibs were published by Partisan Hotel

COMMISSION
A performance and reading inspired by the Norwegian artist Edward Munch 
was comissioned by The British Museum in collaboration with The Royal Norwegian Embassy, as a part of
'[Special Event] Music and poetry for a summer's evening: Munch, Ibsen and Grieg'.

PUBLICATION
insectual instinctpealing the apple of my eye, and tells time by water were published by Berfrois.

PUBLICATION & EXHIBITION
mendacious morphology (DO NOT READ), a triptych of asemic ink poems, was published by Italian Utsanga,
and were exhibited as part of The Poet’s Brut : a group show at The Poetry Society.

TRANSLATION [RUSSIAN]
[i cut of my finger and threw it], from swallowing feathers (Sampson Low Ltd., 2019), was translated
into Russian by Belarusian poet and editor Maria Malinovskaya and published in Лиterraтура No. 136,
as part of the selection of poems 'European Poetry Festival. Part 1'. 

INTERVIEW
An interview was published on Wombwell Rainbow.  

BOOK PUBLICATION
swallowing feathers was published by Sampson Low Ltd. as part of Sampson Low European Poets Series.
Limited edition of 100. Launched at Rose Theatre Kingston, at the opening event of European Poetry Festival 2019 (video).  
buy: sampsonlow.co
more information: europeanpoetryfestival.com