Luke Pell was choreographer in residence at StAnza 2018, and has developed an engagement with poetry through the lost words project. Luke’s fascination with words, how we lose and find them and how they help us through difficult times, underpins a multi-disciplinary practice. The work exhibited at StAnza this year has emerged out of one-to-one conversations about words, loss and memory with a wide range of people – and these are encounters Luke is keen to continue at StAnza. If you’d be happy to talk with them, do drop in to the gallery at this time, where Luke will say 'sit with me… tell me about something you loved and lost'. They’d be delighted to see you there.