Experimental poetry in Manchester

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SJ Fowler: Enthusiasm

Out now on Test Centre. The book will be launched at X Marks the Bökship, in Matt’s Gallery, 42–44 Copperfield Road, Mile End, London E3 4RR, on June Wednesday 3rd at 7pm. Free entry and drinks.

(O) by Sophie Mayer

Sophie Mayer’s fourth published poetry collection, (O), is a bittersweet lovesong to zombies, tattoos, lovers and sisters, Katniss and Pussy Riot, Artemis and suffragists. In three parts – I DO, I UNDO, I REDO – the poet undoes herself and all around her in a cycle that takes her back to the start as it comes to an end. Spirited, politicised, contemporary and Classical, these poems bring a poetic voice to the women that have lived in the cracks of history. In her own words: “Nothing – and everything – is sacred in this new cosmogony, beginning again with O.” Published by Arc.

Peter Jaeger – A Field Guide to Lost Things


A Field Guide to Lost Things reconfigures every single image of a natural object in CKS Moncrieff’s 1922 English translation of Marcel Proust’s Swann’s Way—the first three novels of In Search of Lost Time. The guide includes images of nature encountered by Proust’s characters in rural landscapes, cities, towns and parks, as well as in the bodies of other characters.

Out Now from if p then q priced at £7

Otoliths 37

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The Other Room Anthology 7

Anthology boxes

Out now, featuring all who read for us during the past year. A bumper book of fun. See the middle column for further details, including how to buy,

Tim Allen – A New Geography of Romanticism

“There is another England, a country not of Cameron, Farage and the house of Windsor, but of Lear and Carroll, Gasgoyne and Blake, a deeper, darker, stranger place. It is of this nation underground that Tim Allen is the cartographer. A New Geography of Romanticism stakes out this shadowy turf with prismatic, kaleidoscopic brilliance. Reading this book on another rainy afternoon in Albion is a beautifully startling experience, like finding a giant hailstone in the fireplace or a peacock perched on the sideboard. These poems are the potions of the maddest of scientists, a gift of sherbet lemons from the gods.” Tom Jenks.

Out now on The Red Ceilings Press.

Three and a half point 9

three and a half point nine

Issue 4 now online, edited by Luke Thurogood and featuring poetry by Yuan Changming, S. J. Fowler, Natasha Borton, Scott Thurston, Adam Hampton, Tom Jenks, Sea Sharp, Sonya Groves, Tim Harker and Elio Lomas.


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