Experimental poetry in Manchester

Sandeep Parmar and James Byrne read at Edge Hill

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 She received her PhD in English Literature from University College London in 2008 on the unpublished autobiographies of the modernist poet Mina Loy.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).


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!

Xing the Line: Eleni Sikelianos, Jennifer K. Dick & Laird Hunt

Materials: Dell Olsen & Judith Goldman

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.

Art Rules and How to Break Them by Mel Gooding

Redstone Launch

The launch of an exciting new publication from Redstone Press, a box and book by Mel Gooding, called:


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


Registration is now open for RHUL Practice-based Research Conference MOTIF: 2014
MOTIF: 2014 is a day conference on Saturday, 15 November 2014 from 10am at the Centre for Creative Collaboration, London, focused around the theme of motif and its role within creative and critical practice.
The conference will provide a space for creative dialogue between practitioners and academic researchers through a programme of talks, performances, workshops and keynote speakers: Jerome Fletcher, Peter Jaeger, Fiona Templeton and Nick Thurston.
Tickets are £30 general and £20 concessions. To book please visit: MOTIF 2014

zimZalla at The Hardy Tree

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.


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