Ali Hutchinson
strains / sky in the union jack / the care taker / exoskeleton / hope + resolute / creak / unravelling / statement /




Buried poetry / Liverpool Hilton




exoskeleton
Poem, tape, activity
November 2015



Poem buried three metres down underneath the entrance to the Liverpool Hilton describing a storm. An invisible commemorative plaque, overlooking the dock where my boat came loose at night in a force seven gale.

The poem was buried by road diggers in an ongoing series of transactions in which I ask strangers for help, opening the process up to chance and change.

The piece records both the stereotypical heroism that I was brought up with, that of outdoor endeavour and pitting oneself against the elements, and a small act, of negotiating poetry with workmen.


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