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About Kit Fryatt

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Photo: Andrej Kapor.

Kit Fryatt was born in 1978 in Tehran, grew up in Singapore, Turkey and England and moved to Ireland in 1999. In 2008 Kit set up Wurm im apfel with Dylan Harris, and from 2010 organised Wurm events solo.

Recent book publications:

Rain Down Can (Shearsman, 2012) 'seductively successful' -- Jo Langton, Establishment.

'tremendous verve [...] The reader is never allowed to get too settled, too comfortable - some fresh piece of invention, some unforeseen swerve, takes us into uneasy places.' -- Stride

turn push | turn pull (corrupt press) 'A collection that encourages re-reading through its beauty and strangeness' -- Sabotage.

'playfully cryptic' -- Symmetry Pebbles.

The Co.Durham Miner's Granddaughter's Farewell to the Harlan County Miner's Grandson (KFS, 2013)

'inhabits a poetic world of boyish and delighted charm along with a unique acerbically infused sweetness'--Poethead blog

Journal / blog publications in The Stinging FlyFamous Reporter, The Drunken BoatqarrtsiluniPoethead, Bone Orchard Poetry, Penduline.

Performances: Flat Lake Festival, (Co. Monaghan, June 2011) Mamuska Dublin (June, 2011) Electric Picnic 2011 & 2012 (Stradbally, Laois, reviewed), Speakeasy (Greystones, October 2011) Hunters' Moon Festival (Carrick-on-Shannon, October 2011), Lady Windermere's Caffeinated Salon (Dublin, December, 2011), Nighthawks at the Cobalt (Dublin, March 2012, reviewed here), Berkeley Books of Paris (February 2012) Tongue Box (Dublin, May 2012, and passim). Ó Bhéal (Cork, September 2012), InterLoq'ed (Dublin, September 2012) Books and Beans, (Aberdeen, September 2012), Culture Night, The Hole in the Wall (Kilkenny, September 2012, reviewed) The Monday Echo, (Dublin, 12 October 2012, 7th October 2013), Demented Eloquence, Cellar 35, (Aberdeen, 19th January 2013) P//P//P//, James Joyce Centre, (Dublin, 7th February 2013, reviewed) 3x Distilled, Smock Alley Theatre, (Dublin, 3rd March 2013), This never was my town, Irish Writers Centre, (Dublin 6th & 12th July 2013), P//P//P// @ Siteation (Dublin, 7th July 2013), 'Broad Waking', Peep Anatomy, Assembly @ George's Square Gardens, (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 22nd August 2013), Vice Versa, Granby Park (Dublin, 1st September 2013), The Open Stage, Twisted Pepper (Dublin, 7th September 2013), Black Strong and Sweet, (Ranelagh Village Market, Dublin, 24th September 2013), Winter Warmer Festival, Cork (15th-16th November 2013), Yes But Are We Enemies: with John Kearns and Kimberly Campanello (IWC, Rich Mix; September 2014), Chamber Performance for New Dublin Press, James Joyce Centre (5th November 2014), Mixed Messages 6 & 7, Dublin (28th November 2014 and March 13th 2015), 'The Word' at Drogheda Arts Festival (30th April 2015).

On Youtube: Crude Black Strap; Sirventes.

Vimeo: Single String Busk filmed by Tom Speers; Why I am Not a Performance Poet filmed by by Andrej Kapor.

Kit's SoundCloud page

Interviews: with writing.ie; with Sophie Mayer's project I don't call myself a poet, Poem and interview at Black, Strong and Sweet.