Letters to a Young Poetess: interview with Penny Goring
Forever Doll (Liar/Liar), 2021.
“I fear there is no god. I know there is no god,” reads a lo-fi video poem by London-based artist and poet Penny Goring in her first solo institution exhibition at ICA London, UK (9 June – 18 September 2022). “I fear this,” it continues, drawing me into its strange yet familiar world. It's Penny World, and I want more of it. I devour her collection of poems, Fail Like Fire (Arcadia Missa, 2022), in one sitting, but hunger persists. In a desperate attempt to fill myself with more of her words, I reach out to Goring, and the email conversation we end up having, like a poem, takes shape over time.
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