Thursday 30th October: Sandeep Parmar and James Byrne read at The Rose Theatre, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, 7.30 pm £4.50
Sandeep Parmar was born in Nottingham in 1979 and was raised in Southern California. She received her PhD in English Literature from University College London in 2008 on the unpublished autobiographies of the modernist poet Mina Loy. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. She is the Reviews Editor of The Wolf magazine and edited The Collected Poems of Hope Mirrlees for Carcanet Press (2011). Her critical book on Loy, Reading Mina Loy’s Autobiographies, appeared from Bloomsbury in 2013. She teaches twentieth-century literature and creative writing at the University of Liverpool. Sandeep Parmar’s The Marble Orchard is published by Shearsman.,
James Byrne founded The Wolf magazine in 2002, which he still edits, and co-edited Bones Will Crow: 15 Contemporary Poets (Arc Publications, 2012). His second poetry collection in the UK, Blood/Sugar, was published by Arc in November 2009 and his poems have been translated into various languages including Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, French and Serbian. Byrne was Poet in Residence at Clare Hall, Cambridge, in 2012 (the first since Joseph Brodsky).
Storm and Golden Sky #8 SOPHIE COLLINS AND RICHARD BARRETT
Friday, October 31 at 7:00pm
Up the stairs (at the back of the barroom) at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool, £5, 7 pm spot-on start!
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.