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P. Inman Written 1976-2013


Inman’s Written 1976-2013 is published today by Manchester publisher if p then q. The book is available for £20 and good postage rates are available both in the UK, USA and other locations.

The volume offers an incredible introduction and reappraisal of the work of one of the twentieth and twenty first century’s most outstanding poets. It includes the collections: Platin, Ocker, Uneven Development, Think of One, Red Shift, Criss Cross, Vel, at. least., amounts. to., Ad Finitum and Per Se in ‘final’ versions, as well as a number of other previously uncollected poems.

The volume also includes a sumptuous, lengthy essay by Craig Dworkin covering Inman’s career to date.

Without a doubt it is essential reading.

This is what Michael Golston has to say about the collection:

The collected P. Inman! It’s about time—and a lot of other words—many of which have never been seen or heard before. Inman’s half-century project of the complete dérèglement de tous la langue marks one of the endpoints of the great arc of American poetry, where the bow bends all the way to touch the ground. You’ll find a pot of linguistic gold there: Written is writing written at the limits of written writing. Accompanied by Craig Dworkin’s fantastic introductory essay, this book is sure to become a classic in the ongoing history of the avant-garde.



Manchester No Spy Zone anthology

April 12th 2014 at Terrace Bar, Northern Quarter, Manchester Peter Barlow’s Cigarette held a reading to protest against state spying and the creeping erosion of freedom of speech. The pieces performed that night dealt with those topics and more. Manchester Poets Declare A No Spy Zone is the anthology that collects together the work first heard that night. New and original work from 14 poets features in the book: Tim Allen; Richard Barrett; Sue Birchenough; Sarah Crewe; Matt Dalby; Philip Davenport; Joey Frances; Tom Jenks; David Keyworth; Rachel Sills; Chris Stephenson; Scott Thurston; Gareth Twose and Steven Waling. The anthology also features a CD recording from Matt Dalby of his performance on the night – Mass Observation Live. Copies of the book are available from PBC Press.

Bruno Neiva: Dough

‘The minimisation of structure mushrooms the crown crush of these poetical asides by the singular Portuguese avant gardist bruno neiva. The murderous accuracy that laser guiding systems clearly possess, but are not trained to employ, emanates from this taut, surgical work. It is a satire, a corrosive against double speak & offalous officialdom, with all the intensity of a brilliant visual poet taking to a more lyrical lingual poesis.’ SJ Fowler.

Out now on erbacce.

New from The Red Ceilings

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Sarah James, Anna McKerrow, and James Davies reading for KFS at The Free Verse Fair

11:00-11.30 am (dead on)
6th of September 2014
Garden Cafe, Red Lion Square

This is part of a bigger programme at Free Verse

Mike Weller’s Casual Reading 11

Mike Weller wrote us here at The Other Room a very special little poem called Casual Reading 11.

This is well worth a read and can be opened as a pdf below.

Click here > casual reading 11

Peter Riley: The Ascent of Kinder Scout

Out now on Longbarrow Press.


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