Hi Zero #53

26th September, 7.30 PM. The Hope & Ruin, 11-12 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3WA.

Hi Zero returns for another season. Number fifty-three, featuring a complete reading of Verity Spott and Timothy Thornton’s “Poems,” plus more to be announced.


Timothy Thornton’s books of poetry include ‘Jocund Day’ (Mountain Press), ‘Working Together for a Safer London’ (Barque Press), and his poems have appeared in dozens of magazines and journals. He is a composer and musician, and lives in Brighton.

Verity Spott’s books include: ‘Gideon’ (Barque Press), ‘Balconette’ (Veer Books), ‘We Will Bury You’ (also Veer), ‘Trans* Manifestos’ (Shit Valley), ‘Three Poems’ (collab with Megan Alan – Sad Press), ‘Click Away Close Door Say’ (Contraband), ‘Effort to No’ (Iodine), and ‘Poems’ (with Timothy Thornton – Face Press). Work has appeared in Salvage, Prelude, Sundial, Tripwire, Cesura, The Assasin, Litmus, Clinic 4, Alba Londers 07, Romulan Soup Woman and No Prizes issues four and five. She lives in Brighton, where she co-organises the monthly Horseplay night of readings and performances.

Timothy Thornton and Verity Spott wrote ‘Poems’ together, which is published by the beautiful Face Press, and which will be read in its entirety on the night, and available to buy, eat, etc.



Linda Stupart is an artist, writer, and educator from Cape Town, South Africa, recently completing their PhD in the Art Department at Goldsmiths College with a project engaged in new considerations of objectification. They had a solo show at Arcadia Missa in March 2016, ‘A Dead Writer Exists in Words and Language is a Type of Virus,’ and recently launched their debut novella, ‘Virus,’ also at Arcadia Missa. Their work has been the focus of two solo exhibitions in Cape Town and has also recently been shown/performed at Matt’s Gallery, The Showroom, a.m. gallery, the ICA, Gasworks, and Guest Projects in London.



Mitchael Pass is a poet and student of poetry at the University of Sussex.


The usual music from a thing, books, a bar, etcetera. £3 on the door, upstairs at The Hope & Ruin, just down from the station on Queen’s Road, Brighton.

Accessibility information:

The Hope & Ruin has a stepped street entrace of approx. 10-15cm, and two flights of stairs from the pub level to the venue on the first floor. There is a wheelchair accessible gender nuetral toilet on the ground floor of the pub in the stairwell, but the m/f toilets on the first floor (the venue) are not wheelchair accessible. There is a bar in the venue, and plenty of seating.

This information is not exhaustive, so If you have any other accessibility inquiries, please contact us (Joe Luna or Eleanor Careless) or the venue.


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