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Michelle Naka Pierce: a preview

Michelle Naka Pierce will read for The Other Room on Wednesday 7th October at The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester, M2 4PD. 7 PM start. Free entry. The other readers will be Robert Hampson, Alistair Noon and Chris Pusateri.

Alistair Noon: a preview

Alistair Noon will perform at the next Other Room on Wednesday 7th October 2015, 7 pm, The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester, M2 4PD. This film is of Alistair reading a collaborative piece with Giles Goodland at SJ Fowler’s Camaradefest in 2013. The other readers will be Robert Hampson, Michelle Naka Pierce and Chris Pusateri.



Chris Pusateri: a preview

Chris Pusateri will read at the next Other Room on Wednesday 7th October at The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester, M2 4PD. 7 PM start, free entry. The other readers will be Robert Hampson, Alistair Noon and Michelle Naka Pierce. Read more about Chris here.

Robert Hampson: a preview

Robert Hampson will read at the next Other Room on Wednesday 7th October. For a flavour of his work, try this clip of him reading at the 2013 Camaradefest. Full bio, for Robert below. The other readers are Michelle Naka Pierce, Alistair Noon and Chris Pusateri.

Robert Hampson has been involved in poetry and poetry publishing since the 1970s, when he co-edited Alembic with Peter Barry and Ken Edwards. His selected poems, Assembled Fugitives, was published by Stride in 2001. More recent publications include an explanation of colours (Veer, 2010), reworked disasters (KFS, 2013), which was longlisted for the Forward Prize, and sonnets 4 sophie (pushtika, 2015). His best-known work is Seaport (1995), which was re-issued by Shearsman in 2008. He is Professor of Modern Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he teaches on the Poetic Practice pathway of the MA in Creative Writing.

The Other Room Tonight

Aug 15 revised

Rachel Sills: A Preview

The next Other Room takes place on August 19th at 7pm at The Castle Hotel. See the middle column for more details.
Below is a sample from Rachel Sills’ collaboration with Richard Barrett Endless/Nameless:

Oblivion. Nothing: side-by-side on a bookshelf
Above a bookshelf. Where I keep last year’s diary
Volumes I – III and VI – VIII
They are not a legal proof, dreams
They melt into dark praline shadows
It’s your birthday tomorrow so “best wishes”
Or alternatively “bon voyage”
None of this matters of course (still I worry)
Note: avoid ledges, edges, suspension bridges
One room is not the house taken over
After this the conversation flags, imagining
(Easier to) the end of the world than the end of capitalism
And prefers his seascapes to be stormy
Meaning re time and motion: a different concept entirely

Stephen Emmerson Family Portraits out now from if p then q

Family Portraits
Published July 2015
104 pp
£12.00 including postage and packaging UK
£19.00 including postage and packing worldwide

About the book
Stephen Emmerson’s Family Portraits is a series of blank canvases which ask the reader to fill in the blank(s) or leave the canvas just the way they see it. The book includes 9 portraits of each of the following types: Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Son, Daughter, Lover, Self-Portrait. The book also contains 8 lactose pills which can be taken to help see the portraits. Family Portraits is published as a lush hardback edition.

About the author
Stephen Emmerson’s publications include: ‘A never ending poem… (Zimzalla), Telegraphic Transcriptions (Dept Press / Stranger Press), No Ideas but in Things (Dark Windows Press), Albion (Like This Press), The Last Ward (Very Small Kitchen), Pharmacopoetics,(Apple Pie Editions) Stephen Emmerson’s Poetry Wholes (If P then Q), All my Pornography (The Red Ceilings), and Comfortable Knives (KFS).

samples and purchase details at the if p then q website HERE


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