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Sharon Morris on Judy Chicago's Song of Songs

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Sharon Morris, Senior Lecturer at the Slade School of Fine Art, responds to Judy Chicago’s Suite of prints illustrating the Song of Songs through poetry. Sharon was born in west Wales and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, where she is currently a senior lecturer. She has exhibited photography, film and video, and she has performed her live artworks, bringing together spoken text and projections, in London and Los Angeles. Having completed a PhD in 2000 on the relation between words and images, referring to the writer H.D. and artist Claude Cahun, she continues to write on semiotics, the philosophy of C.S. Peirce, visual theory and poetics. She received a Leverhulme research fellowship in 2003. Her poems have appeared in several journals and anthologies, including Tying the Song (Enitharmon), A Room to Live In (Salt) and The Forward Book of Poetry 2008. Her first collection, False Spring, published by Enitharmon Press (2007) was commended by the Forward Prize and short-listed for the Jerwood Aldeburgh Prize for the best first collection, 2007.

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