Hi Zero 40 – Peter Manson, Holly Pester,Xelis de Toro

Hi Zero Number 40 of the New Year 2016 will feature readings/performances by the following poets:

Peter Manson

Peter Manson lives in Glasgow. His books include “Poems of Frank Rupture” (Sancho Panza Press), “English in Mallarmé” (Blart Books), “Adjunct: an Undigest” and “For the Good of Liars” (both from Barque Press), and “Between Cup and Lip” (Miami University Press, Ohio). Miami UP also publish his book of translations, “Stéphane Mallarmé: The Poems in Verse”. More Mallarmé to follow, probably. A double-sided broadside, “the science of poetry • the poetry of science” by Manson and Linus Slug, appeared from ninerrors in 2015.petermanson.wordpress.com for more.


Holly Pester

Holly Pester lives in London and teaches at the University of Essex. Her collection of poetry, gossip and archive fanfiction called, ‘go to reception and ask for Sara in red felt tip’ was published by Book Works in 2015. She is currently working on a sound poetry album of Lullabies made in collaboration with fellow poets and artists to be published by Test Centre in late 2016.


Xelís de Toro

Xelís de Toro is a Galician (Spain) writer and performer based in the UK. He has published 5 novels and more than 10 children’s books in Galician, Spanish and Catalan. In recent years his text work has transmutated and spilled into stages and streets in the shape of live art, performance and spoken word. He has published a bilingual collection of poetry in English / Galician called ‘The Book of Invisible Bridges\ (Pighogpress, 2012). His spoken word performances comprise poetry, vocal improvisation and body movement.


And take place on Wednesday 27th January, 2016.

Plus the usual music from a thing, books, bar and people, all taking place upstairs at the Hope & Ruin, just down from the train station on Queen’s road, Brighton.

Doors at 7:30pm for an 8:00pm start. £4.


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