THE OTHER ROOM

Experimental poetry in Manchester

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Philip Terry and Emily Critchley new Crater pamphlets

Two new summer Craters are now available:

Crater 33: August 2015. Philip Terry’s Du Bellay – Like Catalan Anarchy, with a lino-cut by Tim Atkins. Letterpressed broadside, three colours, £3 + p & p (run of 60).

Crater 32: August 2015. John Hall & Emily Critchley’s A Salutation to
Poetry. Letterpressed broadside, three colours, £3 + p & p (run of 70).

Available at www.craterpress.co.uk

From the Diaries of John Dee

Apple Pie Editions is delighted to announce the publication of From the Diaries of John Dee.

Poems by Nigel Wood, with images by Alan Halsey.

Mathematician, scholar, astronomer, advisor to Queen Elizabeth I … alchemist, occultist, heretic … John Dee (1527–1608) is one of the most enigmatic figures in British history.

Using material from Dee’s diaries, Nigel Wood has made poems that delve beneath the rumours and mythologies to offer a multifaceted portrait of a man seeking to understand the cosmos and his place within it. Accompanying the poems are visuals by Alan Halsey based on Dee’s transcriptions, charts and diagrams, his attempts to decode and interpret communications from other realms. Together the texts and images undertake a series of parallel explorations of his life and vision, resurrecting Dee with his own words.

isbn 978-1-909388-13-0

2015

78pp  •  paperback  •  £6.99 + £1.17 UK postal order

Book orders to a.halsey@westhousebooks.co.ukPayment by cheque or Paypal

See also: YouTube playlist Footnotes for John Dee

Minimalism: from Within and Without, a poetry school online course with Ira Lightman

Minimalism: from Within and Without

How do you write a minimalist poem? Do you start out minimalist and avoid waffle? Or do you start out waffling and reduce it to something stark like an Emily Dickinson poem? Or almost whited-out like one by Susan Howe? This course is about the art of a very short poem taking up a whole page by itself. Such poems sometimes feel a waste of a page, but they can be a new way in, an amuse-yeux after a forest of larger poems. We will look at the poem as a minimalist object, condensed down to the size of a maths equation, or a quip. And we’ll also look at performing the minimalist fragment, comparing minimalist poetry with minimalist music, where ‘phrases’ are played repetitiously for an extended time. If you’ve ever wondered instead of piling up detail how we can let one verb do the work for two sentences worth, without it all seeming unnaturally tight, start here.
Live chats: Mondays, fortnightly, 7pm UK time.
First live chat: 28 Sep. 5 sessions.

Type: Interactive Online Course
Level: Open to all
Location: Poetry School Online

Details

Start date: Monday 14th Sep 2015
Session times: Live chats: Mondays, fortnightly, 7pm UK time. First live chat: 28 September. 5 sessions.
Cost:
Full cost:£104.00
60+:£94.00
Concs:£83.00

more HERE

Total Recall exhibition at Bury Art Gallery

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TOTAL RECALL 1 August — 3 October, 2015 

BURY ART MUSEUM

Moss St, Bury, Lancashire BL9 0DR, United Kingdom

How do you remember the people who are important to you? How do you conjure your shared past? Is it in an image, a sound, a smell, a touch? Or do you use words?

We invited world-leading poets and text-artists to make a language-memory for Tony Trehy, who has directed the internationally renowned Text Festival at Bury Art Museum since 2005. This exhibition celebrates a 10-year anniversary of the Festival and a 20-year anniversary of Tony’s time at Bury. Writing on a wall, an Internet search, a diary entry, a flurry of thoughts … what is remembering and who is it for?

Tony Trehy has been the ring-leader of decade-long conversations, new opportunities, challenges and heated debates. Each of his four Text Festivals has added to a continuing dialogue between language and art. Every Text Festival has asked the audience a simple-but-complex question: How do I read?

Into the historic space of Bury Art Museum, Trehy has injected text that is a new ‘language art’ for the 21st Century. Bury was once the centre of paper-making in Britain, now it is a pioneer of language-making, with its Text Archive welcoming readers from all over the world.

TOTAL RECALL is a guerrilla makeover, an A4 invasion of reading into the larger narrative of looking. Unlike the street signs outside, these are not corporate instructions or sales pitches; they are antidotes. Walls, vitrine, archival box—nary a “book” to be found, but a heap of language left in memory.

TOTAL RECALL includes work by local, national and international text-based artists and poets: angela rawlings, Alan Halsey, Barrie Tullett, Carolyn Thompson, Cecilie Bjørgås Jordheim, Darren Marsh, derek beaulieu, Emma Cocker, Eric Zboya, Erica Baum, Jaap Blonk, James Davies, Jayne Dyer, Jesse Glass, Karri Kokko, Kristen Mueller, Lawrence Weiner, Leanne Bridgewater, Liz Collini, Lucy Harvest Clarke, Marco Giovenale, Márton Koppány, Matt Dalby, Mike Chavez-Dawson, Paula Claire, Penny Anderson, Peter Jaeger, Philip Davenport, Rachel Defay-Liautard, Robert Grenier, Ron Silliman, Satu Kaikkonen, Sarah Sanders, Seekers of Lice, Stephen Emmerson, Steve Giasson, Steve Miller, Tom Jenks, and Tony Lopez.

— derek beaulieu and Phil Davenport, Curators

Otoliths

Issue thirty-eight of Otoliths, the southern winter, 2015, issue, has just gone live with works by Cecelia Chapman, Felino A. Soriano, Texas Fontanella, Heath Brougher, George McKim, Kyle Hemmings, Philip Byron Oakes, Jim Leftwich, Paul Summers, Annette Plasencia, Steve Dalachinsky, Karl Kempton, Vernon Frazer, Pete Spence, Eileen R. Tabios, Anna Ryan-Punch, Toby Fitch, Olivier Schopfer, Carlyle Baker, Lakey Comess, A. A. Kostas, John M. Bennett, Cheryl Penn, Joel Chace, Demosthenes Agrafiotis, Jack Galmitz, Ric Carfagna, Owen Vince, Keith Kumasen Abbott, Russell Bennetts & Rauan Klassnik, Marco Giovenale, David Greenslade, Chris Moran, Alyson Miller, Raymond Farr, John Pursch, Richard Kostelanetz, Michael Jacobson, hiromi suzuki, Tyler Pruett, Rosaire Appel, Lee Ballentine, Jessie Janeshek, Márton Koppány, Sal Randolph, Jim McCrary, John Lowther, Sabine Miller, Volodymyr Bilyk, Howie Good, John Martone, Tim Wright, Eric Hoffman, Bill Wolak, Jeff Harrison, David Adès, Kathup Tsering, Natsuko Hirata, Tim Gaze, Daniel Pilkington, sean burn, Patrick Williams, Rob Stuart, Amelia Dale, Spencer Selby, Tony Beyer, Cecelia Chapman & Jeff Crouch, Joseph Salvatore Aversano, Carol Stetser, Joe Balaz, Bobbi Lurie, Holly Friedlander Liddicoat, Ed Baker, Emma Corcoran, Sean Bolton, bruno neiva, Barnaby Smith, dan raphael, PT Davidson, Sheila E. Murphy, Cherie Hunter Day, A. Scott Britton, Marco Diotallevi, Willie Smith, Susan Connolly, SS Prasad, Michael Brandonisio, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, Mark Russell, Bob Heman, Ian Gibbins, J. D. Nelson, Lotto Thießen, Sam Langer, harry k stammer, & Katrinka Moore.

Conversational Nuisance: Joanne Ashcroft and Patricia Farrell

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The new zimZalla object is Conversational Nuisance, an A3 size directional poster poem with anthropomorphised rabbit insignia by Joanne Ashcroft and Patricia Farrell. More at the zimZalla site.

Peter Jaeger: Not the Booker Prize

Other Room reader Peter Jaeger’s Field Guide to Lost Things has made the longlist for the Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize. Help it make the short list by voting for it. If you’ve not read a copy yet or have just seen a performance find out more and read a sample at if p then q.

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