Experimental poetry in Manchester

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Robin Fencott on Robin and Clive Fencott at The Other Room

Robin Fencott has reflected on last year’s performance at The Other Room. You can see the performance in our archive in the middle column of this website.

The second piece, titled ‘Schläfli {5,3} Arduino Bluebird’ is based around typewritten text attached to the faces of a dodecahedron. I constructed the dodecahedron specifically for this performance and installed within it an accelerometer and wireless transmitter broadcast orientation information. During performance, rotating the dodecahedron caused changes to a range of live vocal processing and sound synthesis.



Peter Manson – Senate House

Creative Translation
Speaker: Peter Manson
18.30-20.30 in Room 246, Senate House (second floor), London

Tim Atkins and Philip Terry at The Blue Bus

The Blue Bus is pleased to present a reading by Tim Atkins and Philip Terry on Tuesday 20th January from 7.30 at The Lamb (in the upstairs room), 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1. This is the ninety-sixth event in THE BLUE BUS series. Admissions: £5 / £3 (concessions).

 Philip Terry was born in Belfast, and is currently Director of Creative Writing at the University of Essex.  He is the author of the lipogrammatic novel The Book of Bachelors, and the poetry collections Oulipoems, Oulipoems 2, and Shakespeare’s Sonnets.  His translations include Raymond Queneau’s last published book of poetry, Elementary Morality. Recent publications include the novel tapestry from Reality Street (2013), and Dante’s Inferno from Carcanet Press (2014).

Tim Atkins is a widely-translated and published poet, his work having appeared in The USA, Canada, France, Mexico, Catalunya, and the UK. Titles include Horace (O Books),The World’s Furious Song Flows Through My Skirt–a play (Stoma)1000 Sonnets (if p then q), Honda Ode (Oystercatcher), Petrarch (Book Thug), and 25 Sonnets (The Figures). The Complete Petrarch — published by Crater — was a Times Literary Supplement book of the year for 2014 and was a book of the year in the American arts magazine Salon.  A recent Summer Faculty member of The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, h e is also editor of the online poetry journal onedit, and London correspondent for Lungfull poetry magazine.

SJ Fowler – a new website

Steven Fowler new and expanded website, with details of his many projects is online now.

Claire Potter: a preview

Claire Potter will perform at the next Other Room on Thursday 29th November, The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester, M2 4PD. 7 PM start, free entry, book stall. The other performers are Karen Mac Cormack and Steve McCaffery.

The clip shows Claire performing at X Marks the Bökship in Bethnal Green, London. For more about Claire, visit her site.

Peter Manson – Mallarme in English out from blart books

English in Mallarmé 
Peter Manson
96 Pages
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.’


MIRIAM ALLOTT VISITING WRITERS – Sam Riviere & Robert Sheppard

Sam Riviere and Robert Sheppard are both reading as part of the MIRIAM ALLOTT VISITING WRITERS series.

 The reading is for The Centre for New and International Writing in the School of English, which is at University of Liverpool, 19 Abercrombie Square – in the School of the Arts Library on the first floor.

 Wednesday November 26th  5pm

 This is a FREE public event followed by wine reception.

 Please sign up beforehand at


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