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Phrases towards a Kinepoetics (2020)
Thurston, S. (2020). Phrases towards a Kinepoetics. Brighton: Contraband

This sequence of twenty-five poems is the latest product of a sixteen-year process of integrating dance and movement into my poetic practice. The poems draw on the practice of Five Rhythms, Movement Medicine, Authentic Movement, Alexander Technique,... Read More about Phrases towards a Kinepoetics.

We must betray our potential (2018)
Thurston, S. (2018). We must betray our potential. New Mills, Derbyshire: The Red Ceilings Press

We Must Betray Our Potential In these metaphysical dialogues between the dancing and linguistic self, Thurston circles questions of being, ‘self’-presence and identity. The temporality of dance – its fleeting, unrestricted movements – and the a... Read More about We must betray our potential.

Draft Vicinity (2018)
Thurston, S. (2018). Draft Vicinity. Newton-le-Willows: The Knives Forks and Spoons Press

Book of short experimental lyric poems, several of them exploring the author's ongoing interest in the relationship between dance and poetry; movement and language. Cover endorsement: “All journeys”, said Martin Buber “have secret destinations... Read More about Draft Vicinity.

Poems for the dance (2017)
Thurston, S. (2017). Poems for the dance. Llangattock, Powys: Aquifer Books

Containing an essay, and poems, occasioned by the author’s engagement with Five Rhythms and other improvised dance and movement practices over more than a decade, Poems for the Dance is a multi-faceted enquiry into the relationship between poetry and... Read More about Poems for the dance.

Figure detached figure impermanent (2014)
Thurston, S. (2014). Figure detached figure impermanent. Old Hunstanton, Norfolk: Oystercatcher

A sequence of thirty prose poems

Reverses heart's reassembly (2011)
Thurston, S. (2011). Reverses heart's reassembly. London: Veer Books

A dance with and against sense, Scott Thurston’s sequence moves and stands still, opens and closes itself, around a core of thought sentience and heart’s risk. A bodywork of language, intimate and extimate - William Rowe.

Internal rhyme (2010)
Thurston, S. (2010). Internal rhyme. Exeter UK: Shearsman Books

Internal Rhyme is a sequence in four parts which continues the author’s preoccupation with time and process as compositional elements. The book also explores how meaning can change when viewed from different perspectives as each poem in the book can... Read More about Internal rhyme.

Terraces : a choreography
Thurston, S. Terraces : a choreography. Co. Tipperary: Beir Bua press

This eighty poem sequence emerges as the latest product of my eighteen-year enquiry into the relationship between dance and poetry. I think of it as a kind of written choreography, or kinepoetics – a term I’ve adapted from the dance scholar Suzanne B... Read More about Terraces : a choreography.