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Clive Birnie is a poet-artist-printmaker who works in both text and visual media. He finds inspiration at a place where poetry and art collide into something which gets called text-based-art but sometimes he types up the results as text only poems such as those included in Palimpsest. He was the Hashtag# poet in residence at the StAnza International Poetry Festival in 2016. He has exhibited work at the Saatchi backed The Other Art Fair, the Evolver Prize Exhibition, the Royal West of England Academy Open, Spike Island (during Paul Hawkins’s Poem Brut event), the Clifton branch of cafe chain Boston Tea Party and in the public space of Millennium Square, Bristol. Palimpsest is the eighth in a sequence of experimental collage and/or visual poetry sequences following Terminal Insemination Art (Silkworms Ink 2011), Cutting Up the  Economist (Burning Eye 2014), Hashtag# Poetry (Burning Eye 2016), O-Neg Alphabet - a visual response to Ursprungsalphabet by Nora Gomringer (Instagram & YouTube 2016), Impossible Poems (a self-published limited edition box-set of Polaroid-poems 2017), the Skye Numbers series (exhibited at the Other Art Fair Bristol 2017) and the Lemon Squeezer (in Bristol, edited by Paul Hawkins, Dostoyevsky Wannabe 2018).