On the 20th of March at 19.30, upstairs at the Dog House pub in Kennington, SE11 6BY, Ian Davidson will read from his recent Crater pamphlet Gateshead and Back alongside readings by Caitlín Doherty, James Goodwin and Ed Luker. Come along!
It will be something of a belated launch for this:
Crater 39: September 2017. Ian Davidson’s Gateshead and Back, Volume II of the Tyne and Wear Poems. Three colour, risograph, 18pp., original photography by Lara Pearson, design by Vadim Gershman, £8 + p&p. (Run of 100)
The Tyne and Wear Poems are here and there and often both at the same time. They look different from over here and from over there. Volume 1 of the Tyne and Wear Poems was about getting to know the urban landscape of Newcastle and Volume 3 was about repeated journeys that wore down the moving figure and the thing moved through on repeated journeys over old familiar ground. Volume 2, Gateshead and Back, is about the many connections that the people of Gateshead might have around the world. It came together in a Tyneside flat in the Avenues, with a sink hole appearing just across the road. The poems and images say things about actual and imagined movement through the connections many people might have. Gateshead and Back enjoys mainly unstable ground.
Reading will entail a £5/£3 donation to venue costs.