Experimental poetry in Manchester

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Peter Riley: The Ascent of Kinder Scout

Out now on Longbarrow Press.

Shearsman Review

A new issue of the online Shearsman Review edited by Ben Hickman features reviews of books including Chrissy Williams, Tony Lopez, Marianne Morris, Ken Edwards & Bill Griffiths.


Marcus Slease – Rides

“There is only seeing and, in order to go to see, one must be a pirate” said Kathy Acker. This is pirate literature. On a train. Partly inspired by Ted Berrigan’s Train Ride from 1971, Rides has a reality hunger. A mash up of memories and  observations on train rides all over the U.K. Out now on Blart Books.

Uptight magazine

First broadside out now, for £1.

Otoliths 34

Online now, featuring  Ken Bolton, Anne Gorrick, Paul Pfleuger, Jr., Jessie Janeshek, Christopher Mulrooney, Richard Kostelanetz, Philip Byron Oakes, Steve Timm, Pete Spence, Thomas Michael Gillaspy, Jim Meirose, Jack Galmitz, John M. Bennett, Jim Leftwich, Jim Leftwich & John M. Bennett, Thomas M. Cassidy & John M. Bennett, Tom Beckett, Joe Balaz, B. T. Joy, Raymond Farr, Louise Landes Levi, SS Prasad, Philip Hammial, Cecelia Chapman, Bobbi Lurie, Pam Brown, Nicola Griffin, John McKernan, Natsuko Hirata, Shataw Naseri, Eileen R. Tabios, John Lowther, sean burn, Mary Kasimor & Susan Lewis, Stephen Nelson, Sheila E. Murphy, Michelle Greenblatt & Sheila E. Murphy, bruno neiva, Aditya Bahl, Andrew Topel, Leigh Herrick, Satu Kaikkonen, Andrew K. Peterson, Andrew Brenza, Marco Giovenale, Marcello Diotallevi, Jeff Harrison, David-Baptiste Chirot, Marcus Liljedahl, Felino A. Soriano, Jeremy Freedman, Carol Stetser, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, J. D. Nelson, Bob Heman, Francesco Levato, Mark Staniforth, Lakey Comess, Ong Sher Li, Kit Kennedy, Cherie Hunter Day, Texas Fontanella, Maureen Alsop, Marty Hiatt, Katrinka Moore, Owen Bullock, Joseph Salvatore Aversano, Susan Gangel & Terry Turrentine, Jake Goetz, Michael Brandonisio, Alice Allan, Chris D’Errico, sven staelens, Bogdan Puslenghea, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Nurul Wahidah, Eric Hoffman, Spencer Selby, John Pursch, & Marilyn Stablein.

Cordite: collaboration special

Cordite 47 is edited by Louis Armand and Helen Lambert and focuses on collaboration, with poetry, essays, reviews and translations.

Alison Gibb – a preview

The next Other Room takes place on August 13th at The Castle in Manchester and starts at 7pm: see the middle panel for more. Readers are Gareth Twose, Alison Gibb and M J Weller. Hope to see you there.


Filling Station: Call for Submissions

For the final Issue of 2014, Issue 61, filling Station is looking for collaborative works of Poetry, Fiction, Non Fiction & Visual Art. Acknowledging the innately experimental quality of text produced cooperatively, fS is seeking innovative work both produced through collaboration and on/about collaboration. Submissions might include, for example, work produced through a partnership of two, the collaborative efforts of an entire community, or work produced through specific techniques, like collage, cut-up, erasure and constraint. fS would also like to see manifestos, essays, interviews and articles on – or written through the process of – collaboration, as well as reviews on recent works of collaborative writing and art.

Sad Press: Verity Spott and Megan Alan

Out now.

Rhys Trimble: Herserix

Out now on Knives Forks and Spoons.

Oystercatcher: James Byrne, Sandeep Parmar, Rod Mengham

Rod Mengham’s Paris by Helen and James Byrne and Sandeep Parmar’s Myth of the Savage Tribes, Myth of Civilised Nations are out now on Oystercatcher Press.

E.ratio 19

New issue out now, plus e-chaps by Eileen R. Tabios and David Berridge.

aglimpseof issue 16

Edited by Sarah Crewe and Dimitra Ioannou, the Cranberry Jouissance issue of aglimpseof includes a poem by Richard Barrett.

Shadowtrain 42

Out now, featuring work from Janet Sutherland; Max Ghiara; Liz Adams; Martin Stannard; Alan Baker; Iain Britton; Lawrence Upton; Rupert M Loydell; Dick Jones; Ben Parker; Hillary Lyon; Mark Russell; Jonah Wilberg; Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins.

Stephen Emmerson: Comfortable Knives

Out now on Knives Forks and Spoons.

Two new publications from Hi Zero

Hi Zero magazine number(ed) 27. On sale. Features poems/prose by Juha Virtanen, Danny Hayward, John DeWitt, Purdey Lord Kreiden, Christina Chalmers, Michael Thomas Taren, Sam Langer, Verity Spott, Timothy
Thornton, Ed Atkins, Lisa Jeschke and Florence Warner. Cover designed by Robbie Dawson, edited by Joe Luna. UK £4 incl. p+p; ROW £6.

Ten Zones by Joe Luna. 18-panel Z-fold concertina pamphlet. Designed and (ltd. number) hand-painted-on by Ed Atkins. Edition of 200. UK £6 incl. p+p; ROW £8.

Contact to purchase and query.

David Miller special at Stride

Includes a review by James Davies of Miller’s Collected Poems Reassembling Still and an interview  and tribute by Rupert Loydell


New from Oystercatcher

Alex Houen; Rouge States

Ben Hickman; Later Britain

Out now on Oystercatcher.

Peter Jaeger – ‘540493390 (research)’

Out now on Veer Books.

In the Catacombs

Opened in 1837 and inspired by the Pere Lachaise in Paris, West Norwood became known as the Millionaire’s Cemetery. But within its opulent grounds there are twelve buried names whose currency is language: these are the dead poets of West Norwood.

In the first instalment of a project to map the Magnificent Seven, Chris McCabe takes us off the main track of London writing and asks why the works of Hopkins, Tennyson and Dickinson are still read above those buried in this suburban enclave of South London. Join McCabe on the hunt for a great lost poet, as he walks the winding Gothic paths of the Cemetery and makes an unexpected discovery underground in the catacombs. The stories of those loved and dismissed by Charles Dickens are carefully uncovered; those who influenced Lewis Carroll and Winston Churchill; and those whose burial in the common ground has not been enough to silence them.

A startling and original work of literary detection, In the Catacombs is written in a hybrid form – part literary criticism, part Gothic fiction- and places West Norwood Cemetery and its dead poets back into the foreground of the London psyche.

Out now on Penned in the Margins.


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