Lee Mackenzie is an artist and poet from Redditch, Worcestershire, UK. He works on interdisciplinary projects combining poetry and the visual arts. His poems have been published in the New European, Birmingham Poetry Literary Journal and Coast to Coast to Coast and he is Assistant Editor at Neon Books. Recently, he has been awarded Arts Council funding for research into the practice of 'Poetry Mapping'.
With reference to 12-month research period at the British Library, Lee Mackenzie explores the artistic practice of Poetry Mapping. He discusses: the development of the practice as it relates to engaging with archival material; how the two media relate and complement each other; the subtext(s) of maps and mapping, and the issues that arise when deciding whether to map or not to map.