MAC DUNLOP

Writer, Artist and Producer
(M.A. in Fine Art, and CACDP Certificate in British Sign Language)

Mac is a Cornwall based poet who focuses on promoting the spoken word and performance writing.
He currently writes and produces the radio comedy series “Unspoken Words”, which has been broadcast on London’s Resonance FM, and Cornwall’s The Source FM for the last three years.

Mac also founded The Poetry Point (TPP) in 2007 - the writer's 'hub' which focuses on encouraging emerging writers and artists to explore different media and art forms.

Also known for developing digital literature in the past, such as the Orbital Poetry engine - as part of the Caravanserai- a creative research 'do tank' on Cornwall's Roseland Peninsula. Caravanserai hosts writer and artist residencies, as well as regular performance events such as the Fireside Sessions.

He is also working with VS1 Productions, the Bristol based Sign Language Film Specialists co-founded in 2003 with David Ellington and Sam Dore.

Reviews: 'Dunlop differs from other performance poets in that the words and sentiments he utters come to us from a character or persona he has adopted.'
Edward Picot, Editor, The Hyperliterature Exchange

'A master of the monologue in action'
Alyson Hallett, author, 'The Stone Library'

Publications:

Spoken Word Audio
Unspoken Words, Alive and Live Only 2011
Underground Station: Spoken Word, CD 30 minutes 2007
The Chicken Coup: Spoken Word CD, 30 minutes 2006
Chopper Drop Out: Spoken Word 2006
The Polisher's Travels: DVD 2008

Anthologies and Articles
CITY - Bristol today in poems and pictures
FIVE : A BOOK OF ART
LEONARDO Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (vol. 36, number 4, 2003).
DIALOGUE poetry and art catalogue
DECODE MAGAZINE, issue 7, 2003
TIMELINES - a perpetual desk calendar 2002.
PROOF 8

Most Recently Performed with:
Telltales (2009-present)
Port Eliot Festival (2009/2010/2011)
Apples and Snakes at the Forked Bar (2009)
Wonderful Words Festival (2009)

Additional information

Mac's work ranges across various disciplines. Since working with the Semi Ambulant artist collective in the 1980's, his work extends across different media platforms as well as traditional formats. His on line poetry and video works have been included in international touring exhibitions. DATA STREAM PURE CORRUPT which featured in the FILE Hipersonica Event and Symposium Paco das Artes, Sao Paulo Brazil.
Mac also publishes poetry electronically to subscribers and to to a variety of internet publications.