hawkins & Harford – the 50//fifty

the 50//fifty: a collaborative, year-long experimental project between collageist Michael Harford & poet paul hawkins.

The 50//FIFTY


Two fifty-nine in the morning,
drinking a cup of tea
with the World Service on the radio.
Where do they find all this news?
Shall I shave today?
An unemployed Tunisian
set himself on fire
though hasn’t died.

We are rarely of one simple,
single identity are we?􏰀


Between April 2013 – 2014 paul wrote 50 words a day in his 50th year on this planet. he emailed one a week to Michael who responded with a collage.  the 50//fifty will be published by Hesterglock Press in 2017