THE OTHER ROOM

Experimental poetry in Manchester

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Centrifugal – contemporary poetry from Dublin & Guadalajara

7 poets from Dublin and 7 from Guadalajara exchange selections of their work in pairs and render the work of their partner poet in the opposite language. The emphasis is on re-interpretation rather than traditional translation: the poems become new in the hands of the partner poet while bearing the poetic core of the original.

Centrifugal investigates the multiple possibilities of meaning released through the transfer of texts between languages. The poets’ responses range from rewrites to deliberate mistranslations to dialogues with the originals to entirely new poems. Some make use of a near native-level knowledge of the opposite language, and some require literal translations of the source texts; others resort to dictionaries, web searches or Google Translate.

The writing presented in Centrifugal “strays from the centre, away from the main stream of how poetry and translation are expected to behave”. In addition to providing a record of the work of some of the outstanding poets currently writing in the two cities, this book stands as a significant contribution to the exploration of the relationships between language, geography, identity and poetry.

Featuring:

Alan Jude Moore & Xitlálitil Rodríguez
Anamaría Crowe Serrano & Mónica Nepote
Catherine Walsh & Laura Solórzano
Christodoulos Makris & Luis Eduardo García
John Kearns & José Eugenio Sánchez
Kimberly Campanello & Ángel Ortuño
Kit Fryatt & Ricardo Castillo

For more information, review copies etc please email Christodoulos Makris on akismakris71(at)yahoo(dot)com

bruno neiva: washing up

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The new zimZalla object is washing up by bruno neiva, a minimalist poem sequence secured with a binder clip. More information at the zimZalla site.

Letter [r] Press

A new American press, publishing chapbooks, artist books, and ephemeral objects, beginning with Daniel Lehan’s LETTERSHAPED.

Hugz: Richard Barrett

Out now on Knives Forks and Spoons. Click on the image to read more.

 

 

Peter Manson – Mallarme in English out from blart books

English in Mallarmé 
 
Peter Manson
 
96 Pages
£7
 
With an introduction by Ellen Dillon

Manson reveals English words hiding within the original French text of Mallarmé’s poems.

‘These pages are strewn with shreds of words: unevenly dispersed, semantically uncomfortable in each other’s company, they stumble together to make momentary meaning before drifting apart on the white space of the page.’

 LINK

A critique of conceptual poetry at The Argotist Online

5 interviews available at The Argotist at the LINK 

if p then q Christmas sale now on

The if p then q Christmas sale is now on. All books below are available via Lulu with decent postage rates overseas. The more you buy the less the postage!  See if p then q – http://www.ifpthenq.co.uk for more details on the titles

David Berridge, Bring the Thing – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK

Lucy Harvest Clarke, Silveronda – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK

Derek Henderson, Thus & – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK

Tom Jenks, A Priori – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK

Tom Jenks, (*) Star – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK

Tom Jenks, Items – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK

Holly Pester, Hoofs – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK

seekers of lice, Encyclops. – WAS £4.00 NOW £3.20 LINK

Philip Terry, Advanced Immorality – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK

Chrissy Williams, Epigraphs WAS £4.00 NOW £3.20 LINK

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