Windows on Maureen Duffy


Header image: Paper Wings by Liz Mathews as an installation at the Enitharmon gallery, September-October 2014.

As part of King’s Arts and Humanities Festival themed ‘Fabrication’ in October 2015, ‘Windows on Maureen Duffy’ explored Maureen’s place in the fabric of King’s through her archive, held at the College. Windows was a special event organised by Katie Webb in conversation with Maureen.

The event also marked the collaboration between Maureen and lettering artist Liz Mathews, who set Maureen’s love poetry collection, Songs for Sappho, to handmade paper, in an artist’s book installation, Paper Wings.

Maureen Duffy Crafty teatowel

Maureen Duffy Crafty teatowel

Adding its own unique fabric to the event, a limited edition tea towel, printed with a piece of material-themed poetry, 'Crafty', by Maureen Duffy, was available to buy.

On this page, we have brought together images, audio and video surrounding the Windows on Maureen Duffy event. This includes an introductory video made by the Arts and Humanities Research Institute; an audio recording of the event and photographs of Liz Mathews’ installation at Enitharmon Books.

Liz Mathews, lettering artist and studio potter, works in clay, handmade papers, Thames driftwood and found materials. Her artist’s books are in public collections including the Poetry Library, the National Library of Scotland and the British Library.

Katie Webb graduated from King’s College London in 2010 with an MA in Medieval English. With Maureen Duffy, Katie coordinated the International Authors Forum, an initiative to ensure authors’ rights and interests are represented worldwide. She now works as international co-director of FUIS, the Italian Writers’ Union.

Introductory video


Gallery: Paper Wings | Maureen Duffy's archive

How to cite pages in this special feature

Author name, 'Page title', Strandlines Maureen Duffy Special Feature, edited by Fran Allfrey and Katie Webb, November 2020 <URL>.

You will find the author name at the beginning and end of each text in this collection. For pieces without an author name, please cite Katie Webb.

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