Some tasters for our three readers. In addition there will be readings by all three poets, Jeffrey Robinson and The Other Room of a selection of poem from Poems for Millennium Volume 3. Videos of O’Sullivan and Fisher can be found in the middle left column. Please note that this event starts at 6pm and is at THE INTERNATIONAL ANTHONY BURGESS FOUNDATION
Jerome Rothenberg is the author of over seventy books of poetry including Poems for the Game of Silence, Poland/1931, A Seneca Journal, Vienna Blood, That Dada Strain, New Selected Poems 1970-1985, Khurbn, and most recently, A Paradise of Poets and A Book of Witness (all from New Directions). Describing his poetry career as “an ongoing attempt to reinterpret the poetic past from the point of view of the present,” he has also edited seven major assemblages of traditional and contemporary poetry.
LINK TO Buffalo Page with links to poems and publications
O’Sullivan’s work is influenced by Kurt Schwitters
, Joseph Beuys
, Jerome Rothenberg
, Bob Cobbing
and Basil Bunting
. Her books include An Incomplete Natural History
(1984), In the House of the Shaman
(1993), Red Shift
(2000) and Palace of Reptiles
(2003). She edited out of everywhere: An anthology of contemporary linguistically innovative poetry by women in North America & the UK
LINK to BEPC page
Allen Fisher has been involved in performance writing since 1962. A poet, painter, publisher, editor and art historian, he has produced one hundred and forty chapbooks and books of poetry, graphics and art documentation. He was co-editor and publisher of Aloes Books and he currently edits and publishes Spanner. He lives in Hereford and is Head of Contemporary Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University in Crewe. His books and chapbooks include: The Apocalyptic Sonnets (1978), Poetry for Schools (1980), Brixton Fractals (1985, republished 1999), Dispossession & Cure (1994), Civic Crime (1994), Now’s the time (1995), Fish Jet (1997), Place(collected set 2005) Gravity(2004), Entanglement(2004), Singularity Stereo(2006), Leans(2007), Birds (2009).
LINK to Allen Fisher at BEPC