Experimental poetry in Manchester

Archive for July, 2010

July readings now online

3 readings from The Other Room, 7th July 2010. More to follow.

Derek Beaulieu

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Jeff Hilson

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Keston Sutherland

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July interviews

Interviews with 3 of the readers at The Other Room, 7th July 2010. More to follow.

Derek Beaulieu

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Jeff Hilson

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Keston Sutherland

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Preview of Other Room reader 4th August: Linus Slug

Final preview for 4th August Other Room reading. This time Linus Slug who’ll read with Ben Gwilliam and Chris McCabe. Next week of course is The Other Room 18. See you there.

Publishing: Nine Errors

Poems at Cleaves

Jeff Hilson – In the Assarts

OUT NOW from Veer


Richard Barrett – Sidings

Out now from Whiteleaf Press.

onedit 16

new issue featuring:

Emily Critchley
Gareth Durasow
Gregory Farnum
Alec Finlay
Allen Fisher
Elizabeth Guthrie
Ralph Hawkins
Elffish Jon
Kevin Killian
Richard Parker
Francisco Petrarch
Robert Sheppard
Jonty Tiplady


Streetcake issue 12

Streetcake issue 12 now online, featuring:

  • Iain Britton
  • Sean Burn
  • Chishimba Chisala
  • Linda Cosgriff
  • Phil Latham
  • Janine Mcewan
  • Angela Readman
  • Geoff Stevens
  • Orchid Tierney
  • Kerry-Anne Tipping

So who are the Young British Poets?

If you like this sort of thing, then you’ll like this sort of thing.

Gangway Issue 40

Via Ken Edwards:

The Expatriations Edition of Gangway (Issue 40) is live.

The issue, edited by Helen Lambert, includes writing from: José Kozer (translated by Mark Weiss), Vahni Capildeo, Ken Edwards, Laurie Duggan, Catherine Hales, Shelby Matthews, Kent MacCarter, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Marcus Slease, Jim Goar, Tony Baker, Matvei Yankelevich, David Miller, Jaki McCarrick, Louis Armand, Kristina, Müntzing.

Please go to the gangway site:
(click on “current issue”)

Damn the Caesars

Four new publications now available, including DAMN THE CAESARS vol. N ($15.00).

NEW WRITING: Keston Sutherland, Justin Katko, Emily Critchley, Luke Roberts,
Francesca Lisette, Dale Smith, Geoffrey Gatza, Josh Stanley, Frances Kruk, David
Hadbawnik, Carrie Etter, Francis Crot, and Rosa Alcala.

FEATURE: New writing and 6 full-color visual pieces from Allen Fisher followed by
an extended consideration of Allen Fisher’s work by Pierre Joris.

ESSAY: Dennis Tedlock on Alcheringa’s relationship to Language Writing.

TRANSLATION: The Papyrus of Ani translated by Steve McCaffery; writing from
Egyptian poet Ahmed Abdel Muti Hijazi translated by Rick London and Omnia Amin.

More here.

Preview of Other Room reader 4th August: Chris McCabe

Some starters for Chris McCabe who reads at the next Other Room with Ben Gwilliam and Linus Slug.

Page at SALT

Review of Zeppelins

Some poems at Shearsman

Keston Sutherland at Parasol Unit

Thursday 29 July, 7 pm

Poetry Reading by Keston Sutherland
Keston Sutherland is editor of the poetics and critical theory journal QUID and co-editor, with Andrea Brady, of Barque Press. His recent books are White Hot Andy (2007) and Stress Position (2009). Free. More here.

New Counting Backwards site

Recalibrate your instruments. Counting Backwards, Manchester’s new series of text-sound-performance events has a new site at Counting Backwards takes place on the first Thursday of alternate months at Fuel cafe bar in Withington. After a successful launch in June the series returns on Thursday 5 August 2010 with performances from Blood Stereo, Becky Creminand Jennifer McDonald & Louise Woodcock. Counting Backwards is Richard Barrett, Matt Dalby and Gary Fisher.

Women’s Festival of Innovative Poetry at Greenwich

Continues for the next two days.

See this LINK from Openned for location and readers.

Maintenant #20 – Adam Zdrodowski

From Steven Fowler:

An interview with the Polish poet, Adam Zdrodowski, the 20th subject of the 3am magazine interview series centred on contemporary European poets.
Three of his poems are also included.

The entire Maintenant series can be viewed here.

We have now confirmed the date of the next Maintenant reading for Saturday September 25th at the Rich Mix arts centre near Brick Lane in London. The event will feature Norwegian poets. More details to follow.

Preview of 4th August Other Room performer Ben Gwilliam

Those Sounds Inbetween.

Go there and find out: LINK

if p then q rebooted

if p then q has put some new clothes on.

Check it out.

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Two Calls for Participation

From Tony Trehy:


Call for submissions for inclusion in a CD of language/text-based responses to the great contemporary composer Luigi Nono. The works will also be featured in a sound art exhibition in October-November as part of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival.

If you would like to be part of this project get in touch with me.

Deadline: 15 September

For more details contact


The Text Festival partnership with the Live Art Development Agency call for participants:

A found-live-language speaking choir, based on a 3 1/2-day intensive collaborative workshop to explore techniques of gathering, creating forms with and improvising live with found language.

Who can apply?
DIY is a scheme for artists working in Live Art. However, many of the DIY projects are relevant to artists who are interested in Live Art/performance but may not have an extensive track-record of Live Art practice.
Deadline and notification
The DIY projects have an application deadline of Friday 16 July, 2010. If you would like to take part in this DIY project (or one of the others featured on the LADA website) you need to contact the DIY project leader and submit your application to them.

Each project has slightly different selection methods – most often you will be asked to submit a cv or biography and a short statement. You should check each project description carefully to work out what is required for your submission. If in doubt, email the lead artist as early as possible with a question to clarify what is required.

The lead artist will respond to your submission and let you know if you have been accepted to participate. They will usually do this within a week of the deadline. Sometimes they will request further information to help them work out if the project is right for you.

The deadline for submission is 16 July. We encourage you however to make your submission at any time leading up to the deadline.

How much does DIY cost?
Generally DIY projects are free to take part in; however, for some projects you will be asked to contribute to the cost of food and other direct expenses. Mostly you will also be asked to cover your own travel costs to and from the place where the project is taking place. Some projects provide participants for specified costs such as travel.

The artist:
Fiona Templeton is a poet, director, performance/installation artist and teacher. She is director of the performance group, The Relationship, based in New York and London, which specialises in site-specific work, innovative language and exploring relations to the audience. Books and performances include The Medead (a performance epic), L’Ile (a citywide performance commissioned for Lille 2004), You-The City (an intimate Manhattanwide play for an audience of one), Cells of Release (an installation in an abandoned penitentiary), Delirium of Interpretations (on Camille Claudel), and Mum in Airdrie (poetry). Her current work involves Bluebeard and ventriloquism. /

Transgressive Culture

Gylphi is proud to announce a forthcoming journal entitled Transgressive Culture (ISSN 2043-7102), which will launch next year (2011) and be accompanied by a companion book series of the same name. The editor for this venture will be Jason Lee from the University of Derby. Forthcoming books include:

Literature, Women and their Addictions: A Comparative Analysis – Nycole Prowse (American University in Dubai)

Addiction, Modernity and Urban Space – Christopher Smith (University of Pennsylvania)

Media Technologies, Japan, and Transgression – Adam Stapleton (University of Western Sydney)

Hedonism and Transgression in British Cinema since 1960 – Felix Thompson (University of Derby)

For full details see here.

Openned Book Table and Book Launch

Two separate events coming soon from Openned.

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