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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

Amy Cutler video from The Other Room June 2015

Preview of Other Room reader – Luke Allan

Luke Allan will read at The Other Room on 10th June, 7pm, alongside Amy Cutler and Peter Hughes. Below is an example of his work – one sandwich from his series ‘eight sandwiches’.


See more at his website HERE

James Davies, Ann Matthews and others in St Helens

James Davies, Ann Matthews, and others to be confirmed, at 13:00 on the 14th of March 2015 in the public area of St Helens Central Library as part of The Knives Forks and Spoons pop up reading series.

Central Library, Victoria Square, St Helens, Merseyside , WA10 1DY



Action Score Generator by Nathan Walker out from if p then q

What follows is a sixty-minute performance by a machine writing ten six second texts every minute using only six words at a time. They are ordered as they were produced and remain unedited.


Nathan Walker’s superb Action Score Generator is out today from if p then q, available for £15.

624 pages of bliss.

Read more HERE

Lila Matsumoto: a preview

Lila Matsumoto will perform at the next Other Room on Wednesday 11th February at  The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester, M2 4PD, 7 PM start. The above film shows her reading at Edinburgh’s Hidden Door festival in 2014. You can read some of her work at Jacket2. Lila also edits SCREE poetry magazine.

EJ McAdams: a preview

EJ McAdams will perform at the next Other Room on Wednesday 11th February at  The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester, M2 4PD, 7 PM start. The above is one of EJ’s very short films, which you can see more of at his Vine page. You can read more about EJ on his blog.


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