Our next event, on 23rd August, is a celebration of Robert Sheppard’s European Union of Imaginary Authors. Among those reading is Joanne Ashcroft, who’ll be giving voice to Slovakian poet Matúš Dobeš, who you can read a little more about on Joanne’s blog. 7 PM start and, as always with the Other Room, free.
Our next event (on 23rd August) is a one-off special, celebrating Robert Sheppard’s European Union of Imaginary Authors project. Amongst those performing will be Allen Fisher, helping to ventriloquise Finnish poet Minna Kärkkäinen. Above is Allen’s performance for us at the Other Room in 2014. 7 PM start for this event and free, as always.
Zarf and Clinic are collaborating to host Kim Kyung Ju, a leading Seoul-based poet, dramatist and performance artist, with a new pamphlet out from Clinic Press, and Sarah Crewe, whose publications include ‘flick invicta’ and ‘echolalia’.
work is concerned with working-class feminist psychogeography. Her poems have appeared in Zarf, Poetry Wales, Junction Box, para.text, Litmus, The Wolf, Molly Bloom and Datableed. She has had several poetry chapbooks published, including flick invicta (Oystercatcher Press) sea witch (Leafe Press) and urchin (Dancing Girl Press.) Her latest, echolalia, is available from Litmus Publishing. She collaborates frequently with Sophie Mayer and her work can be heard at the Archive of the Now website. She is studying for a MRes in Poetry at the University of Kent. She is also one third of Stinky Bear Press.
KIM KYUNG JU
is a Seoul-based poet, dramatist and performance artist. His plays have been produced abroad in several countries and his poetry and essays are widely anthologized in South Korea. He has written and translated over a dozen books of poetry, essays, and plays, and has been the recipient of many prizes and awards, including the Korean government’s Today’s Young Artist Prize and the Kim Su-yong Contemporary Poetry Award. His first book of poetry, I Am A Season That Does Not Exist In This World, sold over ten thousand copies and is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed books of poetry to come out in South Korea in the new millennium.
Do not miss this!
Pamphlets, books, magazines and journals available! Bring things to share!
NOTE: Wharf Chambers is a members’ co-operative, You do not need to be a member or guest of a member to attend this event UNLESS you wish to buy things at the bar. Joining is £1, takes 48hrs to process and is very much encouraged.
Accessibility: This space is fully accessible for those with mobility issues. There are accessible gender-neutral toilets on the same floor.
Duos: collaborative poems written / made by two poets. There is no criteria for the poems or process. Please send a single bio and single photo for both authors.
Poem Brut: poems exploring handwriting, abstraction, illustration, asemic and pansemic writing, visual poetry and material process, colour, scribbling, scrawlings, crossings out, ink, forgotten notes, found text, interaction between paper and pen, and pencil, geometric poems, inarticulate poems, minimalism, collage, toilet wall writing. No works produced on a computer.
More details here.
Worm Wood : an exhibition at Kensal Green Cemetery The Dissenter’s Gallery
by Tereza Stehlíková and SJ Fowler – August 3rd to September 3rd
An exhibition of found objects, artefacts., paintings, photographs and a new collaborative film from Czech moving-image artist Tereza Stehlikova and writer SJ Fowler which explores the historic, hidden and idiosyncratic in Kensal Green Cemetery, and its connection to disppeared and ever disappearing London. www.stevenjfowler.com/wormwood
Special View : Poetry Reading – August Wed 16th : Doors 7pm : Free Entry
Held in the beautiful Dissenter’s Chapel, nearly twenty London-based poets will read mostly new works responding to Kensal Green Cemetery with Eley Williams, Fabian Peake, Joe Turrent, Michael Zand, Ariadne Radi Cor, Clover Peake, Adriana Diaz-Enciso, Ahsan Akbar, Alex MacDonald, Lavinia Singer, Richard Scott, Jonathan Mann, Giovanna Coppola, an audio installation performance by Pascal O’Loughlin & more.
Special View : Performance Night – August Thurs 24th : Doors 7pm : Free Entry
The exhibition’s official special view before closing with screenings, interactive tours and performances, featuring new works in response to the place and themes on display from Gareth Evans, Thomas Duggan, Alexander Kell, Tereza Stehlikova, SJ Fowler and more to be announced.
The exhibition is one of many facets of Worm Wood, a collaboration between the artists begun in 2015 and planned as ongoing with the area’s development. Worm Wood has included a summer long residency at Kensal Green Cemetery Dissenter’s Chapel, multiple events, a film and publications.
Alan Baker will perform at our special European Union of Imaginary Authors event on 23rd August at the Caste Hotel, Northern Quarter, Manchester, channeling Slovenian poet A.B.C. Remič. You can see Alan performing as Alan above. More previews soon. 7 PM start for the night itself and free, as always.
A bumper crop of new poems, stories, reviews, artworks and essays, out now.