SJ Fowler: A note on The Other Room

“The Other Room has come to an end. Ten years of remarkable events that have led the way in a resurgence of decidedly contemporary forward thinking poetry in the North West have wrapped themselves up as of April 2018.” SJ Fowler’s thoughts on The Other Room, here. This video is of an interview Steve did with us in 2011.

 

Chris McCabe book launch

Dedalus

Bloomsday launch of Dedalus, a new novel by Chris McCabe, published by Hennigham Family Press. FREE entry. 5pm – 7pm. Saturday 16th June 2018. Lock-keeper’s Cottage Graduate Centre (nr. Mile End Lock), Queen Mary University of London, London
E1 4PD. Nearest Tube Mile End. More details, including how to pre-order the book, here.

Other Room Anthology 10 on sale now

The 10th edition of our annual anthology is now available to buy, featuring Joanne Ashcroft, Alan Baker, Thomas A Clark, James Davies, Erkembode, Patricia Farrell, Allen Fisher, SJ Fowler, Calum Gardner, Edmund Hardy, Jeff Hilson, Tom Jenks & Catherine Vidler, Juxtavoices, Sharon Kivland, Jazmine Linklater, Stephen Mooney, Camilla Nelson, Eiríkur Örn Norðdahl, Pascal O’Loughlin, William Rowe, Robert Sheppard, Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir, Vicky Sparrow, David Steans, Scott Thurston and Matthew Welton. Click here to buy.

Alienist magazine number 2

Now available online or in print featuring INTERIOR MINISTRY, LOUIS ARMAND, RICHARD MAKIN, DARYA KULBASHNA, RAREŞ GROZEA, VÍT BOHAL, DAVID VICHNAR, MARK DIVO, TATIANA LEBEDEVA, ELIZAVETA ARKHIPOVA, VADIM ERENT, MS MEKIBES, DMITRII SOBOLEV, GEORGIE CHEERS-ASLANIAN, GERMÁN SIERRA, VINCENT DACHY, ANDREW HODGSON, THOR GARCIA, JEROEN NIEUWLAND, VANESSA PLACE, STEWART HOME, ALAN SONDHEIM, MARK AMERIKA, NICOLA MASCIANDARO, DEREK SAYER, OLGA STEHLÍKOVÁ, MICHEL DELVILLE, KAREL PIORECKÝ, DOMINQUE HECQ, SIMONE DE BOURGEOIS, CHARLES BERNSTEIN, PIERRE JORIS, JOSEF STRAKA, ALI ALIZADEH, PHIL SHOENFELT, STEPHANIE GRAY, JAROMÍR TYPLT, FEMEN

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Midamble by Peter Jaeger out now from if p then q

Peter Jaeger’s stunning new book, Midamble, is out  priced at the snip of £12.

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420 pp
£12.00
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to purchase and sample pages

About the book
Midamble is a long poem that concerns Peter Jaeger’s interest in walking practice; in particular his travels on a variety of pilgrimage routes. A prose poem, it comprises two bands of text: the top level is a list of walking experiences whilst the bottom re-appropriates materials from comparative religion texts. Midamble is a poem that is clearer than crystal, and possesses a musical quality that is comparable to seminal and contemporary minimalist music.

The poem also has a life in durational performance. When read live Midamble demonstrates its consistency as well as its diversity. In such performances listeners are invited into a collective experience in which they can engage with ideas for as little as a moment or as long as several hours. Indeed, perhaps its most enduring feature is its quality of having no fixed entry or exit point.

About the author
Peter Jaeger is a Canadian poet, literary critic and text-based artist now living in the UK. His recent publications include John Cage and Buddhist Ecopoetics (Bloomsbury 2013) and 5404 (University of London Veer Press 2014). He has also published A Field Guide to Lost Things with if p then q. Jaeger is Professor of Poetics at Roehampton University in London.