Experimental poetry in Manchester

Preview of Other room reader – Amy Cutler

Amy Cutler will read at The Other Room on 10th June, 7pm, alongside Luke Allan and Peter Hughes. Below is an example of her series Suckers.


Read more on Amy’s blog HERE


“Across 51 pop-cerebral 14-line poems, Endless/ Nameless dazzles with the minutiae of contemporary life and language. Rachel Sills and Richard Barrett invite us to share in the excitement of their exchange, which feels almost as if they’ve discovered an algorithm for making each line more unforeseen than the last. At times spiky and bristling, at others agonising and direct, and often very funny, this sequence breathes new life into the sonnet form in the way Berrigan and Mayer did. In a synthesised soundscape of television, Greggs outlets and Facebook, in poetry that can jump from Primark to if p then q in a few lines: new and exciting possibilities for lyric expression evolve.” Colin Herd

Out now on The Red Ceilings.

Teaching Gertrude Stein


Bank Street Arts

Poet/artist collaborations at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield to coincide with the South Yorkshire Poetry Festival, including Brian Lewis and Andrew Hirst; Harriet Tarlo and Judith Tucker; Helen Tookey and Patricia Farrell. Closing Event 2pm on Saturday 30th May. The bar will be open and there’ll be short artist talks about each of the installations.

SJ Fowler: Enthusiasm

Out now on Test Centre. The book will be launched at X Marks the Bökship, in Matt’s Gallery, 42–44 Copperfield Road, Mile End, London E3 4RR, on June Wednesday 3rd at 7pm. Free entry and drinks.

Storm and Golden Sky: Ross Sutherland and Patricia Farrell

FRIDAY May 29th, 7 PM start. Up the stairs (at the back of the barroom) at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool, £5, 7 pm start! Ross Sutherland was born in Edinburgh in 1979. He was included in The Times’s list of Top Ten Literary Stars of 2008. He has four collections of poetry: Things To Do Before You Leave Town (2009), Twelve Nudes (2010), Hyakuretsu Kyaku (2011), and Emergency Window (2012), all published by Penned In The Margins. Ross is also a member of the poetry collective Aisle16 with whom he runs Homework, an evening of literary miscellany in East London.   Patricia Farrell lives in Liverpool. She is a poet and visual artist. She co-organised the SubVoicive reading series in London in the 1980s and was a member of the arts group New River Project. She has collaborated with other writers and artists, most notably Robert Sheppard, as well the installation artist Jivan Astfalck, on the project B*twixst, and with Jennifer Cobbing, and Veryan Weston on the dance piece, A Space Completely Filled with Matter, which is published this month by Veer Press. Her work is published in a range of magazines and collections, including A New Tonal language in the Reality Street‘4 pack’ series, as well as individual pamphlets: most recently, Seven Bays ofSpirituality (Knives Forks and Spoons Press). She completed a PhD thesis in 2011 on poetic artifice in philosophical writing. Her collection, The Zechstein Sea, was published by Shearsman Books in 2013.

Preview of Other Room reader – Luke Allan

Luke Allan will read at The Other Room on 10th June, 7pm, alongside Amy Cutler and Peter Hughes. Below is an example of his work – one sandwich from his series ‘eight sandwiches’.


See more at his website HERE


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