Experimental poetry in Manchester




@ 16 Wild’s Rents, Bermondsey, SE1 4QG.

Sunday, 23rd November,
from 3.30pm.

To celebrate the release of Headlost by Ed Luker, RIVET will be hosting an afternoon of poetry readings.

+1 more TBC

£donations for poets’ travel costs.
Readings will start promptly at 4pm.
There’ll be a table of books and pamphlets available, please feel free to bring stuff to add to the table.

Vanessa Place in Sheffield

25/11/2014: VANESSA PLACE

Chair: Sharon Kivland

N.B. this will begin at 4 o’clock, ending at 5 o’clock
The Boston Review called Vanessa Place ‘the spokesperson for the new cynical avant-garde’, the Huffington Post characterised her work as ‘ethically odious’, and Dazed called her ‘the super cynical dark overlord of the poetry world’, while philosopher and critic Avital Ronell said she is ‘a leading voice in contemporary thought’. Vanessa Place was the first poet to perform as part of the Whitney Biennial; a content advisory was posted. Place also works as a critic and criminal defense attorney, and is CEO of VanessaPlace Inc, the world’s first poetry corporation.

Site Gallery studio, Tuesday 25 November, 2.00 p.m, to 3.30 p.m.

Vanessa Place will give a workshop on conceptual poetics, open to fifteen students, in which various practices will be discussed and what makes something ‘conceptual’ versus simply having a concept. To book a place on the workshop, please email:



Camarade Festival II Videos


Videos from The Camarade Festival held on 25th October, curated by Steven Fowler, are now available:

Ross Sutherland & Thomas Bunstead

John Clegg & Holly Corfield Carr

Nick Murray & Aki Schilz

Sarah Dawson & Robin Boothroyd

Jonah Wilberg & Lucy Furlong

Vera Chok & Sophie Herxheimer

Jon Stone & Harry Wooler

Paul Hawkins & Mali Clements

Cali Dux & Simon Pomery

Angus Sinclair & Laura Elliott

George Szirtes & Carol Watts

Gareth Rees & Gary Budden

Robert Kiely & Doug Jones

Mike Saunders & Emilia Weber

​Tamar Yoseloff & Claire Crowther​

Andy Spragg & Emma Hammond

Alan Halsey & Geraldine Monk

Nia Davies & Sarah Howe

Tim Allen & Richard Barrett

Prudence Chamberlain & Eley Williams

Hannah Silva & Andra Simons

James Byrne & Sandeep Parmar

Vicky Sparrow & Dave Spittle​

​Agnes Lehoczky & Astrid Alben

Francine Elena & Emily Hasler

Ollie Evans & Becky Varley Winter​

Rebecca Tamas & Martin Jackson

Sarah Kelly & Seekers of Lice

Jow Lindsay & Anne Laure Coxam

Marcus Slease & JT Welsch​

​James Wilkes & Ariadne Radi Cor

Edmund Hardy & Amy Cutler

Sophie Collins & Livia Franchini

​Nikolai Duffy & Rhys Trimble

Ryan Van Winkle & Ghazal Mosadeq

Calum Rodger & Anthony Autumn

Cristine Brache & Holly Childs

Lila Matsumoto & Samantha Walton

James Davies & Philip Terry

Harry Man & Kirsty Irving

Nathan Jones & Christodoulos Makris

​Zuzana Husarova & Olga Pek​

​David Berridge & Stephen Emmerson​

Alison Gibb & Kimberley Campanello

Sean Bonney & nick-e melville

​Luke Allan & Graeme Smith​

Sam Riviere & Crispin Best

Colin Herd & Iain Morrison Camaradefest II – Colin Herd & Iain Morrison

​Holly Pester & Emma Bennett Camaradefest II – Holly Pester & Emma Bennett



The Italic I

Emma Cocker + Clare Thornton
Project Space Plus, Lincoln School of Fine & Performing Arts
3 – 14 November 2014

The Italic I is a collaborative interdisciplinary project by Emma Cocker and Clare Thornton, comprising new sculptural, time-based and textual works for exhibition, animated by a series of live events. Within The Italic I, Cocker and Thornton approach the gallery as gymnasium, a training space for exploring the different states of potential made possible through voluntarily surrendering to the event of a repeated fall. The Italic I involves an attempt to slow and extend the duration of falling in order to suspend and elaborate upon its discrete phases or scenes, which in turn sheds light on the process of artistic collaboration itself and the making of meaning within creative labour.

“We are seeking new vocabularies for reflecting on the labour within artistic practice. We address states of ‘not knowing’ within the creative process focusing on the act of collaboration itself as a site of desirable negotiation. We are striving to find the means for speaking about the experience of practice wrestling with the idea of what it is to collaborate. The motif of the fall becomes the foil through which to reflect on the undisclosed, unnamed, or even invisible episodes within artistic endeavour, the various tipping points between thinking and action. Falling. Over and over, beginning again and again, repeating gestures, not for the perfection of a given move but rather moves towards deeper understanding”.

Event Programme
In the second week of exhibition, The Italic I will be animated by a series of live events including live performance actions. a performance reading and publication launch, and a reading group.

Launch Event + Performance Reading
Tuesday 11 November, 17.30 – 19.30, 18.00 Performance Reading
In conjunction with their exhibition The Italic I at project space plus, Cocker and Thornton have produced an artists’ publication, which they will also present in the form of a performance reading. Booking advised, all welcome.

Reading Group
Tuesday 11 November, 11.00 – 12.00
Cocker and Thornton will host a reading group focusing on extracts from Erin Manning’s, Relationscapes: Movement, Art and Philosophy (2012) as a means for generating discussion around the ideas and concerns relating to their current exhibition. Booking advised via Eventbrite.

Further information at:

Claire Potter: Mental Furniture

Click the image to visit the VerySmallKitchen site.

Future Other Room performer Claire Potter has a new publication out on VerySmallKitchen.

Day of the Deaded

Rich Mix Arts Centre : Friday October 31st : 8pm : Venue 2
tickets available from
Come & spend your Day of the Dead, October Friday 31st, with the Enemies project at the Rich Mix Arts Centre, for a night of Día de Muertos in London. Featuring original performances and poetry from Mark Waldron, Tom Chivers, David Berridge, Ohad Ben Simon, Mercedes Azpilicueta, Mary Paterson & more, this unique evening is part of Enemigos: the enemies project Mexico and a rare chance to gather your friends to remember the dead in the most imaginative of ways.

zimZalla at the Hardy Tree: in performance

October Monday 27th. 7.30pm: ZimZalla in performance, readings from the TRYIE Collective (Zuzana Husarova, Olga Pekova +), Tom Jenks, Lucy Harvest Clarke, Kim Campanello, Ryan Van Winkle, Iain Morrison, Christodoulos Makris & more.


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