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Sean Burn

He was shortlisted for a dadafest disability arts award 2009 and in 2011 successfully completed a major artist in residence project at the New Art Gallery Walsall in association with Dash - 'reclaiming the languages of lunacy'.

His thirty poetry films have received many screenings worldwide, as well as at Tate Modern and National Film Theatre Studios in London.

Projects, exhibitions or residencies include those with Arcadea; Cesta, Czech Republic; Dada-South; Dash; Fold Gallery and Fred (annual art invasion of Cumbria); Gulbenkian Canterbury and Lit Up; Humber Mouth Festival; Interarte, Germany; Lancaster University and Lancaster Litfest; Live Art Development Agency; New Word Order; Odins Glow; Ovada; Performance Space London; Platforms 00000008/10 and 12; Shout Festival; and the Stanley Picker Gallery.

Sean Burn's third and latest full volume of poetry is Is that a bruise or a tattoo? - available now from Shearsman Press, ISBN 9781848612945.