Weatherfronts is a series of poems on the subject of climate change, commissioned by TippingPoint, Spread the Word, and Free Word. Climate change is already having a significant impact on the planet, and its effects will continue to grow. In these poems Dan reflects the substantial disruption and damage already occurring, in the structure and form of a moving text.
See the poems here: www.weatherfronts.dansimpsonpoet.co.uk.
London Lines, from Southbank Centre and Jaybird Live Literature, involved creating a new poem for each borough in London. Dan was commission for his home borough of Bexley. Through making contact with local community groups and by interacting with members of the public, I collected thoughts, memories, stories and opinions about the borough before writing a new poem for Bexley. Look out for it somewhere in the Southbank!
Read the poems here: www.jaybird.org.uk/projects/london-lines-2013
A commission to write poems in response to the Corinium Museum’s collection, and their Food for Thought exhibition in partnership with the British Museum. The exhibition explored food in Roman Britain and the wider Roman world and is a , Roman archaeologists from UK Universities and the Corinium Museum.
Check out one of the poems set to a 3D animation here: www.youtu.be/eRWSXjXemTE
A commission from UCL's Engineering Exchange to write a poem about the social side of engineering, and to judge the public competition.
Read the poem here: www.engineering.ucl.ac.uk/engineering-exchange