Peter Barlow’s Cigarette – Calton, Maurer-Alvarez, Horrex, McDonnell

Peter Barlow’s Cigarette #20 – ft. Stuart Calton, Pansy Maurer-Alvarez, Katherine Horrex, Fokkina McDonnell


An afternoon of alternative poetries
12th November
4.30 – 6.30 Waterstones Deansgate
Free entry
Refreshments provided


Having undergone a difficult breast-feeding experience as an infant, Stuart Calton grew up to write poetry with an obsessively devouring oral character. He’s written a load of it, most recently “Blepharospasms” (Drentpaper, Manchester, 2016) and “Live At Late Dilated Ileum” (Drentpaper, Manchester, 2015). His new one “Wimpy & Andre” is forthcoming later this year. He is also the musician THF Drenching. “A totally unacceptable gridlock of teeth and intestines.. A monstrous warp.. A singular examination of dream and its bedrock of extra-terrestrial punctuation.. wildly improvisatory and fantastic” (Keston Sutherland)

was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and emigrated to Switzerland in 1973. She began writing poetry as a teenager and completed 11 years of literary studies at universities in the US, Spain and Switzerland, where she worked for a short time as a teacher and translator. Upon moving to Paris in 1991, she abandoned plans for furthering her academic career in order to devote herself to poetry full time. Her poems appear regularly in publications throughout Europe and the US, and she has work in anthologies including: Ladies, Start Your Engines; Final de Entrega; and Visiting Dr. Williams. Her poems have been translated into French, German and Spanish. She is a contributing editor for Tears in the Fence, and curates the Poets Live reading series in Paris.

has recently completed her MA at the Centre for New Writing in Manchester. Her poems have been published in the Times Literary Supplement, Poetry London, Morning Star, Poetry Salzburg Review and are due in PN Review. She has worked as a warehouse assistant, a data processor and proof reader but currently works as a potter. Her songs have been played on 6music and XFM and the album she wrote and recorded is available at

Electric Arc Furnace


Electric Arc Furnace #1, with Linus Slug: Insect Librarian & Vicky Sparrow.

A new poetry reading series, in the centre of Sheffield, between the seven hills. Innovative poetries from the South Yorks hinterlands & further-flung.

Linus Slug (aka Mendoza) is a Northumbrian poet and researcher investigating identity through poetic practice. Work references Northumbrian history, North-Eastern dialect as well as insect folklore and mythology. Poems have been published in the anthology Dear World and Everyone In It, as well as Angel Exhaust and Viersome #0. The chapbook ‘Type Specimen: An Observant Guide to Linus Slug’ is currently available via Contraband Press.

Vicky Sparrow is working on a PhD about Anna Mendelssohn at Birkbeck College, University of London. Vicky’s poems can be found in datableed, Litmus and Kakania, and she’s currently finalising a chapbook to be published by Zarf Editions this Winter.

Readings take place at La Biblioteka, a ‘nimble, nomadic’ book & zine store founded in 2015, in Sheffield City Centre. BYOB. Doors 7pm. £4 waged / £3 unwaged / pay what you can.

Louis Armand & Richard Makin LIVE in London

Equus Press proudly presents, for one show only, LOUIS ARMAND & RICHARD MAKIN Live at Conway Hall, London. Join us at this year’s the Small Publishers Fair on Red Lion Sq for the (2nd edition) launch of Louis Armand’s Not-the-Booker Prize shortlisted novel, THE COMBINATIONS, & Richard Makin’s MOURNING. Readings, book signings & refreshments. Equus, in partnership with Litteraria Pragensia Books, will be manning a stall throughout the fair, throughout Friday 4th & Saturday 5th November, with a wide range of exciting new titles and selections from our backlist. Check out our catalogue at & Free event! Everyone welcome.

Louis ARMAND will be reading from his recent Prague magnum opus, THE COMBINATIONS, praised by Richard Marshall as “an important and corrosive novel, which is a commitment to creativity in the face of absurdity, a politics of avant garde literary concentration and experience” and as “a ‘great novel’ — long and complex […] exemplifying remarkably the possibilities of the genre and contradicts the contemporary obsession with its decline and commodification” by Jean Bessiere.

Richard MAKIN will read from MOURNING, the final part of his trilogy (begun with WORK & DWELLING), described by David Caddy as “an extraordinary and distinct achievement. It is a demanding and enriching read characterized by highly wrought sentences, which cover a range of discourses and fictional events.” In the words of Iain Sinclair, “The writing is that it is. This is prose you must learn to experience before you begin to interpret […] the pages in their beautiful and delirious abstraction are ordered poetry.”

Readings & authors introduced by David VICHNAR.
All welcome!

Saturday, November 5 at 4:30 PM – 5 PM
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, WC1R 4RL London, United Kingdom

Phonica: Four

Wednesday 19 October 2016
Jack Nealons, 165 Capel Street, Dublin 1
8pm start
admission free

The fourth edition of Phonica takes place on Wednesday 19 October, and we’re excited to be joined by Martín Bakero, Susan Connolly, John Kearns, Neil Ó Lochlainn, Elizabeth Hilliard and David Lacey for a set of performances and presentations traversing the realms of sound poetry, electronic music, visual poetry, improvisation, and more.

Theatre/Poetry – Lisa Jeschke/Lucy Beynon, Linda Kemp, Gloria Dawson, others


The Brunswick
82 North Street, LS2 7PN Leeds
Friday, October 21 at 7 PM – 10 PM

Not very invested in either theatre or poetry, we are doing these things.

– Gloria Dawson says poems, recent
– Linda Kemp, does the same, or not the same (poetry)
– Lisa Jeschke and Lucy Beynon perform THE TRAGEDY OF THERESA MAY
– Plus OTHERS to be confirmed

No tables will be harmed in the making of this event.

Cost: No cost

Time: 7 for 7.30, we start at 7.30

Access: Please note that the performance room is up a narrowish flight of stairs and therefore of limited access for people with certain mobility needs [This wasn’t the first choice of venue, which is far more accessible in this regard] There will also be amplification and some shouting.