The first MATERIALS reading this term, and the tenth in the series overall, will take place on Thursday 23rd October at the Judith E.Wilson Drama Studio, English Faculty Basement, Cambridge, 7.30 for 8pm. DELL OLSEN will read alongside the visiting American poet JUDITH GOLDMAN, who is in town for one month only.
Dell Olsen’s publications include ‘Book of the Fur’ (2000), ‘Secure Portable Space’ (2004) and ‘punk faun’ (2012). “designed for everyday life but mostly out of range / between various small fires nightly on TV a dog”.
Judith Goldman has published ‘Vocodor’ (2001), ‘Deathstars/rico-chet’ (2006) and ‘The Disposessions’ (2009). “I died of a chief delight. fare thee well, crackpot.”
Copies of work by the poets and various other small-press material will be available on a book-table on the night. BYOB.
The launch of an exciting new publication from Redstone Press, a box and book by Mel Gooding, called:
ART RULES! (AND HOW TO BREAK THEM) by Mel Gooding
Mel Gooding and Sophie Herxheimer will be reading, announcing, and riffing off the ideas in the box at three events over the coming weeks. Each one starts at 6.30, performances at 7.15.
Monday 20st October, The Hospital Club, 24 Endell Street, WC2H 9HQ
Wednesday 29th October, Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, NW3 6DG
Friday 7th November, GRAD gallery for Russian Art and Design, 3-4a Little Portland Street, W1W 7JB
Films from the opening night of the zimZalla exhibition at The Hardy Tree gallery in London, co-curated by SJ Fowler’s Enemies project, are now online. The event also celebrated Mark Cobley’s The Red Ceilings Press. Tom Watts is seen above, with more here.
The next event is October Monday 27th at the Hardy Tree with readings from the TRYIE Collective (Zuzana Husarova, Olga Pekova +), Tom Jenks, Lucy Harvest Clarke, Kim Campanello, Ryan Van Winkle, Iain Morrison, Christodoulos Makris.
About the book
A version of Encyclops. was handwritten on 142 paper bags with photographs and drawings. This work was exhibited at news of the world gallery, Deptford, London, November-December 2013. In this print version published by if p then q writing (encyclopedic bugs) is presented alphabetically. There is a sense of the style of Gertrude Stein of Tender Buttons & eroticism, perhaps a theme yet also a method used to intuit. Images and ideas are immediately in view then drift out again, just as fast, leaving the reader to return to the poem without knowing whether the experience is being repeated. It’s good good stuff.
About the author
seekers of lice is an artist and writer. Recent works include THEATRE OF OBJECTS 2012 (VerySmallKitchen) and Limber 2013 (The Knives, Forks and Spoons Press).