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Sidekick Aperture Poetry Advent Calendar Day 25 – Jon Stone & Kirsten Irving

OK, we know most advent calendars only have 24 days, but we couldn’t resist joining the party. For our Christmas Day 25th window, Jon and K have opened two enchanted bonus windows! Magic and mystery are part of our history, after all…

Thank you for following this aperture poetry advent calendar, and thank you to all of our supporters and friends for a wonderful year. We hope you are ensconced in warmth, companionship and fine reading. Have a lovely holiday and a mischievous new year!

Sidekick Aperture Poetry Advent Calendar Day 24 – Claire Trévien

It’s Christmas Eve, and today’s festive fenêtrice is Claire Trévien. Claire’s window opens out onto a forbidding Victorian graveyard, where two hunched figures stand. But look closer, and it might just be a tumble-sheeted bedroom on Christmas Day morning…

For more Clairity, visit clairetrevien.co.uk and follow her on Twitter @CTrevien.

Sidekick Aperture Poetry Advent Calendar Day 23 – Polly Atkin

Day 23 of the Sidekick Aperture Poetry Advent Calendar, and things are getting distinctly more festive, as Polly Atkin brings some yuletide spirit – the dark, spiced kind. Think Santa channelling David Lynch and Werner Herzog. Get in and get your Krampus on…

For more exceptional Pollytry, visit pollyatkin.com or follow her on Twitter @pollyrowena.

Sidekick Aperture Poetry Advent Calendar Day 22 – Claire Crowther

Day 22 of the Aperture Poetry Advent Calendar, and Claire Crowther is pushing aside the brambles and furze to show us the changing seasons, the shifting of colours and the patterns cast on our own bodies. Read on to follow her tracks…

For more Clairity, visit http://clairecrowther.co.uk.

Sidekick Aperture Poetry Advent Calendar Day 21 – James Midgley

Day 21 of the Aperture Poetry #AdventCalendar and we’re going deep-sea diving with the godfather of the aperture poetry form, James Midgley! Peep through the porthole, or between the fronds and see what treasure you find in the depths

For more things Midgley, visit his Facebook page.

Sidekick Aperture Poetry Advent Calendar Day 20 – Sandra Horn

Day 20 of the Sidekick Aperture Poetry Advent Calendar and we’re escaping to the country with Sandra Horn. As we gaze out onto the frozen fields, and what might be crows or gulls beaking about the turned earth, what else might we spy?

For more of Sandra’s work, visit http://www.tattybogle.co.uk.

Sidekick Aperture Poetry Advent Calendar Day 19 – Jill Munro

Day 19 of the Aperture Poetry Advent Calendar and Jill Munro is peering at a turbulent state of affairs. A Frank O’Hara state, no less, but also a 1997 state, when the news got turned upside down. A glimpse through a car window or a window out on the media landscape? Read on…

To find out more about Jill, visit www.facebook.com/JillyMunro1 or follow her on Twitter @JillyMunro1.

Sidekick Aperture Poetry Advent Calendar Day 18 – Richard Westcott

Could we? Should we? Would we? Day 18 of the Aperture Poetry Advent Calendar and through Richard Westcott‘s chosen window, someone’s regrets are flitting about like butterflies. Peer through and see who is wringing their hands…

You can see more of Richard’s work at www.richardwestcottspoetry.com.

Sidekick Aperture Poetry Advent Calendar Day 17 – Astra Papachristodoulou

“It is only through writing that I become myself.” ― Werner Herzog

Day 17 of the Aperture Poetry Advent Calendar and Astra Papachristodoulou is giving us the director’s cut. Are we gazing through a window or down the lens of a camera? Either way, once you have read the original poem, scan the QR code backdrop with your phone to read the expanded sequel.

Find out more about Astra at https://www.astranaut.co.uk/ and follow her on Twitter @HeyAstranaut.

Sidekick Aperture Poetry Advent Calendar Day 16 – Rob Walton

Day 16 of the Sidekick Aperture Poetry Advent Calendar and we’re getting butterfruity with Rob Walton. These open shutters reveal an avocado being used in new and strange ways…Enjoy today’s window, its sensual alligator pears, and its celebrity guest ex machina.

Find out more about Rob Walton at www.linesofdesire.co.uk, and follow him on Twitter @anicelad.