Sylee Gore

I’m a writer and interdisciplinary artist based between Berlin and Oxford.


Artist Book
Even Still (London: Sampson Low, 2021).  Launched in Richmond Park, London; and at Hopscotch Reading Room, Berlin

Book Translations (German to English)
Swiss Artists’ Books (Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2022).

Songs of the Sky: Photography & the Cloud (Leipzig: Spector Books, 2021).

Send Me an Image: From Postcards to Social Media (Göttingen: Steidl Verlag, 2021).

Felicity Hammond: Property (Leipzig: Spector Books, 2020).

Harald Hauswald: Voll das Leben (Göttingen: Steidl, 2020).

Heidi Specker: Damme (Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2020).

The Sad Eyed Lady (Göttingen: Steidl, 2019).

Tony Cragg: Micro; The Studio (Cologne: Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, 2019).

No Photos on the Dance Floor (Munich: Prestel, 2019).

Elfie Semotan: Contradiction (Berlin: Hatje Cantz, 2019).

The Last Image: Photography and Death (Leipzig: Spector Books, 2018).

For more, see Only Today -> 

“We Call It Time in Use,” Bennington Review (forthcoming).

“On Photopoetry,” Bat City Review 19 (forthcoming).

“Cloud Archive [I],” Wasafiri Magazine: International Contemporary Writing (forthcoming).

“Why Paint?” Guesthouse (forthcoming).

It Just Goes to Show,” MAYDAY (December 2022).

“Camera Lucida,” and “Otium Is Also a Lullaby,” Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal 9 (December 2022).

“Nothing New,” Moveable Type 14, no. 1 (2022).

Dear Citizen—,” Visual Verse 9, no. 12 (November 2022).

Such Largesse,” Berlin Lit 1 (October 2022).

Need Basis,” The Rialto 98 (July 2022).

Understandably Carbon (1–2),” SAND Journal 24 (June 2022).

To the Unreader,” Dialogist 23 (June 2022).

Snow Sand,” The Aleph Review (May 2022).

Finding Aid (Anleitung),” Streetcake Magazine 78, no. 1 (May 2022).

I Don’t Make the Rules,” Thin Air Magazine 28 (May 2022).

Understandably Carbon (III),” (April 2022).

Reason Sonnets (Sequence: Light),” Guesthouse: Relish (March 2022).

Portrait of a Scar,Brooklyn Review (March 2022).

Light in Space (1–3)”, Vanity Papers: Space (February 2022).

It Did. It Felt New,” 14 Magazine 2, no.2 (2021).

“A Concordance of Silences in Berlin and Oxford,” Periodicities: A Journal of Poetry and Poetics (November 2020).

Q. Let’s Talk a Bit More about That Decision to Shift Away from Organic Materials,” Wet Grain 2 (Summer 2021).

8,” Wet Grain 1 (Autumn 2020). Reprinted as “Mourning Turns the Page,” in Europoem Crossings, with Emma Hellyer and Victoria Kaye (London: Willesden Gallery, 2021).

Film Poems
The Conveyances,” Multiple Exposures (Sheffield: Longbarrow Press, 2022).

Let’s Not But Say We Did,” Writers’ Kingston Online (2021).

We Take Silence Walking, It Lags Behind,” Writers’ Kingston Online (2021).

Together—Now,” with Nora Nadjarian, Writers’ Kingston Online (2021).

“September (After James Schuyler’s “February”),” Postcards from the Archive: (Re-)Writing the Poets’ Archive (Oxford: Rothermere American Institute, forthcoming, 2023).

“Catastrophe Catacomb,” “Spreewiese Dashwood,” and “D/ARChive,” Seeing in Tongues: Anthology of Visual Poetry (London: Steel Incisors, 2023).

झोप in Poplars,” DISEASE, eds. Ana Seferovic and Rush Wick (London: Carnaval Press, 2022). Reprinted in A Tapestry of Homes, ed. Jennifer Wong (Oxford: Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, 2022).

“Predictably Silent (1–2),” Living with Other People, eds. Fiona Larkin, Michelle Penn, and Nic Stringer (London: Corrupted Editions, 2022).

Spring Doesn’t Need Me,” The Mays 30, eds. Nick Bartlett and Isabel Sebode (Cambridge: Varsity Publications, 2022).

At Last, Daybreak in Real Time” and “The Conveyances,” Multiple Exposures (Sheffield: Longbarrow Press, 2022).

“Epistle (October),” “Wahrzeichen,” “Where Now –,” and “Everyone’s Invited,” Seen As Read: An Anthology of Visual, Asemic, and Photo Poetry, ed. SJ Fowler (London: Kingston University Press, 2021).

Exhibited and Performed Works
Four-Channel Memory,” risograph, World Book Night, University of West England (forthcoming).

Can You Be More Specific? (with Kathleen Quaintance), exhibited in Basel, Switzerland; Seoul, South Korea; Cambridge, MA; and Ullapool, Scotland, 2021/22.

Archival Post, with Kathleen Quaintance, 2021/22 (funded by Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities).  

Poetry Playcards: Library/Garden/Museum/Chapel (2021).

Library Performance Script, performed by Susie Campbell at Willesden Gallery and by Martin Wakefield in the City of London, both 2021.

“Impossible Bouquet: Berlin 2021,” The Herbarium, World Book Night, Bower Ashton Library, UWE Bristol, April 23 to May 23, 2021.

“Ideas for a City,” in Responsive Space, Modern Art Oxford, 2020/21.

“Deauville,” Postcards for Perec, Bower Ashton Library, UWE Bristol, Summer 2021

Bodleian Libraries, Oxford, UK.

National Poetry Library, London, UK.

An Interview with Sylee Gore: ‘Carry My Inner World,’” Thin Air Magazine (May 2022).

Listening to Silences,” contributor, Oxford/Berlin Creative Collaborations (2020).

Distinctions: Awards and Grants
Scholarship, "Writing Pictures: An Exploration of Text and Image," Fine Arts Work Center, 2023.

Winner, Queen Mary Wasafiri New Writing Prize in Fiction, 2022.

Winner, Bird in Your Hands Prize, Northern Arizona University, 2022.

Shortlist, In(ter)ventions in the Archive, The Capilano Review, 2022.

Full scholarship, TS Eliot International Summer School, 2022.

Grant, Rothermere American Institute, 2022.

Grant, Cameron Mackintosh Drama Fund, Oxford University Drama Society, 2022.

Grant, Kundiman, 2022.

Grant, Interdisciplinary Futures, TORCH Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, 2021.

Krasis Scholar, Ashmolean Museum, 2021.

Heritage travel grant, Oxford University, 2020.

Travel award, Center for Book Arts, NY, Rothermere American Institute, 2020.

Joint winner, Lord Alfred Douglas Prize, Oxford University, 2020.

Winner, Colin Franklin Prize for Book Collecting, Oxford University, 2020.

Talks and Readings
Editor’s introduction and reader, Postcards from the Archive, Rothermere American Institute and Kelly Writers House collaboration, University of Oxford, May 4, 2023.

Art performance, “Parallel Editions,” European Poetry Festival, Performance, Hundred Years Gallery, London, May 3, 2023.

Lecturer, “Writing Postcards to the Archive,” Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, March 29, 2023.

Host, Circle & Arc reading, Kellogg College, Oxford University, March 29, 2023.

Reader, “Stille Post,” Green Door Gallery, Brussels, March 27, 2023.

Lecturer, “Beyond Ekphrasis: Writing with Photographs”, Kundiman International, March 10, 2023.

Lecturer, “Quilting: Turning Scraps into Poems”, LIT Reading Group, Oxford, February 20, 2023.

Writer talk, “The Library Refresh,” University of Bonn, January 13, 2023.

Reader, “Winter: The Intimate Season,” a.p. bookshop, Berlin, December 17, 2022.

Lecturer, LIT Poetry Group, Oxford, December 12, 2022.

Artist talk, “The Visual Avant-Garde: Experiments in Poetry,” University of Tübingen, December 8, 2022.

Reader, “A Tapestry of Homes,” Holywell Music Room, Oxford University, November 29, 2022.

Reader, “International Kundiman Creative Salon,” Kundiman, November 11, 2022.

Moderator, “Circle & Arc: A Literary Series,” Kellogg College, Oxford University, October 25, 2022.

Lecturer, “Abstracted Light,” Oxford MSt Creative Writing, March 25, 2022.

Presenter, “The Poet in the Archive,” Kellogg College Graduate Research Symposium, May 29, 2021.

Reader, Launch, between every bird, our bones, Hopscotch Reading Room, Berlin, October 12, 2022.

Reader, Poetry at Peckham Pelican, London, September 29, 2022.

Reader, Yu and Me Books, New York, August 11, 2022.

Reader, Fusion Arts, Oxford, July 1, 2022.

Performer, European Poetry Festival, London, June 27, 2022.

Artist talk, Launch, SAND Journal, Berlin, June 23, 2022.

Invited talk, “Poetry in the Garden,” University of Munster, June 3, 2022.

Reader, New Work from Writers of Color, Hopscotch Reading Room, Berlin, April 17, 2022.

Performer and reader, Luach, Even Still, Hopscotch Reading Room, Berlin, September 23, 2021.

Speaker, “The Poet in the Archive,” Kellogg College Graduate Research Symposium, Oxford, May 29, 2021.

Invited speaker, “Art and Nature,” Oxford University Poetry Society, May 2021.

Reader, “Celebrating the Poets of Forms and Features”, Poetry Foundation, Chicago, IL, October 2020 and April 2021.

Review: Lupine,” Harriet Books, Poetry Foundation (February 2023).

Review: A Perfectly Ruined Solitude,” Harriet Books, Poetry Foundation (January 2023).

Review: Was It for This,” Harriet Books, Poetry Foundation (January 2023).

Review: The Loveliest Vowel Empties,” Harriet Books, Poetry Foundation (January 2023).

Review: I'm Totally Killing Your Vibes,” Harriet Books, Poetry Foundation (January 2023).

Review: Quiet,” Harriet Books, Poetry Foundation (January 2023).

Review: Bel Canto,” Harriet Books, Poetry Foundation (December 2022).

Review: To the Realization of Perfect Helplessness,” Harriet Books, Poetry Foundation (December 2022).

Review: Herostories,” Harriet Books, Poetry Foundation (November 2022).

Review: Mopes,” Harriet Books, Poetry Foundation (November 2022).

And So, My Brother, Hail, and Farewell!The Isis (Oxford: OSPL, 2022).

Time after Time,” Oxford Review of Books (Oxford: Lux Global Media, 2022).

On Asphalt and Satin,” The Isis (Oxford: OSPL, 2022).

In Review: Such Color,” Harvard Review (April 2022).

Nothing to See Here: Art as Blank Space in Berlin,” Oxford Review of Books (Oxford: Lux Global Media, 2021).
Work in the Literary Community
Poetry Reviewer, Harriet Books, Poetry Foundation, since November 2022.

Guest editor, Wet Grain Poetry, since November 2022.

Poetry Editor, Oxford Review of Books, March 2021 to July 2022.

Founder, Circle & Arc reading series, Kellogg College, Oxford, since 2000.

Peer reviewer, Oxford Research in English, English Faculty, Oxford University, 2022.

MSt (Distinction), Oxford University, Creative Writing

BA (Departmental Honors), Stanford University, English Literature & History and Philosophy of Science