Interjection Calendar
The Interjection Calendar is an online project, devised and hosted by Montez Press. Each month an artist or writer is commissioned to produce a new piece of work for release on our website. The PDF can be downloaded for free and there are 12 releases per year, in line with the calendar theme. At the end of the year the collection is published, demonstrating a diverse range of collaborations and experimental works. The calendar reflects the current importance of online content media, pushing image/text relationships in this domain through contemporary art writing.

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2022/11 Kondo – Orange

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Kondo Heller is a poet, writer, and experimental filmmaker. They are a Barbican Young Poet 18/19, an Obsidian Foundation fellow, Ledbury Critic, and Image Text Ithaca Junior Fellow. At the moment, they are particularly interested in static sounds as a portal of recollection, communication and archive. They are currently an MFA in Poetry candidate at Cornell University.

2022/10 Johanna Owen – Diogenes, 21st Century

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Johanna Owen is an artist, biology student, and medical scribe in the United States– based in Oregon with strong connections to New York City.

2022/09 Olivia Douglass – New Light

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Olivia Douglass is a British-Nigerian writer and poet. They are the author of Slow Tongue, a verse/lyric-essay hybrid that responds to the work of M. NourbeSe Philip. Their writing appears in publications including Bath Magg, Nothing Personal, and Prototype 2. A Barbican Young Poets Alumna, Olivia has been commissioned by the National Poetry Library (London) and Galleria Duarte Sequeira (Portugal), alongside curating reading rooms for Passa Porta Festival (Brussels) and reading at NoguerasBlanchard Gallery (Madrid) They have held residencies with Talawa Theatre Company and Theatre Peckham, been shortlisted for the Rebecca Swift Foundation’s Women Poet Prize 2020, and in 2021 was longlisted for a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship. Olivia was the curator of Strange Echoes, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in 2022, a six-day Black experimental poetry convening. Their writing is concerned with articulating alternative visions of liberated Black queer experiences, away from colonial frameworks.

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