Elise, is a UK poet/visual artist and the founder of Masque Publishing, home of Decanto poetry magazine. Her work has been included in various magazines and anthologies both in the UK and Internationally.
Elise's poetry is often described as Metaphysical/Romanticism, with strong visual imagery. The concept of bringing together words, music and imagery brought about the idea of video poetry, a field which seems to suit the strong visual quality of her work. Her video poetry also includes her own musical compositions. Elise is currently working on new audio tracks, plus some exciting collaborations.
Her latest poetry/music collaborations include US band Liminal and Rolo McGinty, lead singer/musician of the Woodentops.
'I like to totally immerse myself in creating video poems. I think it is the ideal way to collaborate multi media, of poem, image and music; the next best thing to a stage production, which has always been a dream of mine. I love the expression of words and how the spoken voice can convey the feeling or emotion of the poem... and of course the music, which I so enjoy creating. It is very satisfying to be able to bring all aspects together collectively'.