The Poetry Shed showcase:
Mataio Austin Dean
Poems: Poems by Mataio Austin Dean
Mataio Austin Dean is an artist, poet, musician, and activist from Portsmouth who recently graduated from a BA in Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, with First Class Honours. Born in 1996 to a Guyanese mother and an English father, Austin Dean’s practice is often centred around an interrogation of Marxism as a tool for emancipatory praxis. His work is concerned with the relationship between printmaking and orality, with works often consisting of etchings, along with singing, writing, reciting, and speaking. Austin Dean is interested in these forms as having potentialities for liberation which can be embodied and actualised.
The Poetry Shed at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, is an on-line resource and forum for creative writing across the School. Featured here at ‘Inside Writing’ are poems, readings and film-poems, which celebrate the range of work by current Slade students who engage with poetry.