We gave a warm welcome to Teige 'Bigman' Maddison for a weeks residency in January 2017 where he used his time with us to write and develop his first poetry pamflet. ‘Here Lies Fuscia’ traces a narrative arc, taking in addiction, urban isolation, familial woe and love, and the glories and disappointments of life in our time. Disruptive and provocative and yet consoling, these poems will stay with you.
Teige is a poet and musician, who likes things that bite and make you bleed. He likes poems that sing loudly, those that comfort you in the corner of a room, those you remember fifty years later.
He loves performing and is featured at nights all over London (Boomerang Club, Jazz and Poetry on The Water, Platform 1... to name a few), South West England, Australia and currently Berlin. 'Here Lies Fuscia' is his debut pamphlet but you can also find his work in places such as The Lampeter Review, Poetic Interviews, The Tate Podcast, FalWriting.com and Rubbertop Review (USA). He is a founding editor of Sea Post Press and founded The Word Zoo poetry collective. He is a part of the hip-hop collective People of Tomorrow, whose evocative debut album is forthcoming this year. You'll often find him dancing to RHCP in his flat, with or without clothes on.
"Joldwynds offered me a residency to complete my first pamphlet at the beginning of 2017. What a gem of a place, beautiful grounds and ample space to sit and write freely. What’s more, they’re really on your side."
Teige also organises poetry events like the Word Zoo