Typoetry: Vanessa Onwuemezi x Paul Sturm

Typoetry: Vanessa Onwuemezi x Paul Sturm

May 2022

This poem by Vanessa Onwuemezi, designed by Paul Sturm, can be found at East Ham Liberal Club, 333 Central Park Road, London E6 6ER

saw you coming and see you go
into the precious city walls
and the shopfront
the window
an unfailing eye on the
gummed paving streets — the grey
the weary, the hard worn
bleary eyed balcony walkways
the street swept
the balcony swept
leaves and snow
grit, old collar bones
screws and plugs
tomato stains, letter posting ladies
the grudges
and smiles
you know nothing. 

By Vanessa Onwuemezi

East Ham Liberal Club, 333 Central Park Road, London E6 6ER

Vanessa  Onwuemezi is a writer and poet living in London. She is the winner of The White Review short story prize 2019 and her work has appeared in literary and art magazines including Granta, frieze and Prototype. Her debut short story collection, Dark Neighbourhood, was published by Fitzcarraldo Editions, UK, in October, 2021. Learn more.

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

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