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Typoetry: Cléa Chopard x Norma Elzoghbi

Typoetry: Cléa Chopard x Norma Elzoghbi

May 2022

This poem by Cléa Chopard, designed by Norma Elzoghbi, can be found at Stratford Library, 3 The Grove, London E15 1EL

How to go out?

The scars –
Barely visible –
Draw out a cartography of countless paths –
Parallel –
Lines –
Beginning at random
and leading nowhere.

marks and maps
– what is in and what is out –

and how one can move
out here
where nothing can be trusted:
neither the feet
nor the ground.

By Cléa Chopard

Stratford Library, 3 The Grove, London E15 1EL
There are ten libraries across Newham, each offering a range of services and community activities, as well as a fantastic selection of books and other reading material. Monday–Saturday, 9am to 8pm. Sunday, 12 to 4pm. Learn more.

Cléa Chopard is a poet, performer and translator based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Design by Norma Elzoghbi, Master Type Design, ECAL/University of Art and Design of Lausanne. Learn more: ECAL MATD | ECAL MATD Instagram | Norma Elzoghbi Instagram.

Typoetry is a showcase of poetry and Swiss graphic design. Around 30 poems from Newham, the UK and Switzerland are forming artistic trails in the London Borough of Newham from 20 May to 17 July 2022. Learn more.