Experimental poetry in Manchester

The Science of Poetry, the Poetry of Science

A series of events at the University of Sheffield’s Centre for Poetry and Poetics, including Other Room readers Linus Slug and Peter Manson on 5th May.


Films from the evening of collaborations between Mexican and British writers are online now, including this by Rocio Ceron and Holly Pester. More at the Enemies Project site.

Future Dust

A collection of Selected Englyns, Haiku, and Haiku Collaborations, out now on Original Plus.

JR Carpenter: A Preview

I always start with a story. Even if the story is a poem. I almost never know what the final form of the piece will be. Even if the piece has been finished for some time. Some stories just don’t seem finished, even after publication. I wrote the text of Entre Ville by hand on a hammock in Vermont. It was published in an online journal in 2005 Then I shot the video. Then I was commission by the Conseil des Arts de Montreal to create a piece for their 50th anniversary. Then I edited the video at OBORO, which took a month. Only then did I begin the web integration. The main interface was built around a line drawing I had made in a note book in 1992. I used pop-up windows because there were so many images of windows in the piece. There is nothing particularly complicated about the programming of the piece.

Read more of this interview in the Huffington Post HERE or visit JRs website HERE

JR will read at The Other Room 7th birthday, 30th April.

For more details of the night see the poster in the middle column.

Tim Allen – A New Geography of Romanticism

“There is another England, a country not of Cameron, Farage and the house of Windsor, but of Lear and Carroll, Gasgoyne and Blake, a deeper, darker, stranger place. It is of this nation underground that Tim Allen is the cartographer. A New Geography of Romanticism stakes out this shadowy turf with prismatic, kaleidoscopic brilliance. Reading this book on another rainy afternoon in Albion is a beautifully startling experience, like finding a giant hailstone in the fireplace or a peacock perched on the sideboard. These poems are the potions of the maddest of scientists, a gift of sherbet lemons from the gods.” Tom Jenks.

Out now on The Red Ceilings Press.

Jerome Fletcher: A Preview

The video below is Ha Perdut La Veu, A bilingual digital text work. English/Catalan. Deleuze and Guattari meet children’s literature.

Jerome will read at The Other Room 7th birthday, 30th April.

For more details of the night see the poster in the middle column.

the line that (breathes)



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