Thomas A. Clark: A Preview

The poetry of Thomas A. Clark has been consistently attentive to form and to the experience of walking in the landscape, returning again and again to the lonely terrain of the Highlands and Islands.

Thomas A. Clark will read with Matthew Welton at our next event on June 14th at The Castle Hotel, Manchester. More details HERE

Here are two examples of his work:

Quiet
quiet_clark
from coire fhionn lochan
lapping of the little waves
breaking of the little waves
spreading of the little waves
idling of the little waves

Read more HERE

Michael Heller, Jeff Hilson, Redell Olsen reading in London

FRIDAY, 10 March

Poetry Reading

Michael Heller, Jeff Hilson, Redell Olsen

Michael Heller has, for many decades, been an important American poet and critic. In 1985 he established himself as an expert on the Objectivist poets with his book, Convictions Net of Branches, and he has subsequently published separate works on George Oppen and Carl Rakosi. His critical work has also addressed contemporary avant-garde poetry, Jewish and post-Holocaust poetry and poetics. He published Uncertain Poetries (2005), a collection of essays on twentieth-century poetry. His own poetry has been widely published and collected in Exigent Futures: New and Selected Poems (Salt, 2003) and This Constellation is a Name: Collected Poems 1965-2010 (Nightboat Books, 2012).

Jeff Hilson has been a prominent figure in London poetry since the 1980s. His publications include stretchers (Reality Street, 2006), Bird Bird (Landfill, 2009) and In the Assarts (Veer, 2010). He edited The Reality Street Book of Sonnets (Reality Street, 2008) and runs the reading series Xing the Line. He teaches at the University of Roehampton.

Redell Olsen is a poet and visual artist whose work includes performance, writing and installed texts. Her recent publications include Secure Portable Space (Reality Street, 2004), Punk Faun (Subpress Books, 2012) and Film Poems (Les Figues, 2014). She was, for many years, the editor of the influential online journal HOW2 (How2journal.com), which promotes modernist and contemporary innovative poetry by women. She was Judith E. Wilson Fellow at Cambridge for 2013-14, and she is Professor of Poetry and Poetics at Royal Holloway.

7.00-8.45     11 Bedford Square, London WC1          

 

Zarf presents – uziell, Ramayya, Sparrow

zarfreadings by L.Uziell, Nisha Ramayya and Vicky Sparrow

7pm, 11th March 2016

Wharf Chambers (Middle Floor), Wharf Street, Leeds

FREE but donations for poet costs are welcome and there will be a book & zine table!

About the poets:

Nisha Ramayya’s pamphlets Notes on Sanskrit (2015) and Correspondences (2016) are published by Oystercatcher Press. Her work can be found in DatableedLitmus, and Zarf. She teaches English and Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, University of London and the University of Kent, and is a member of the Race & Poetry& Poetics in the UK research group.

Vicky Sparrow is completing a PhD on the poet-activist Anna Mendelssohn at Birkbeck, University of London. Her writing can be found in datableedKakaniaLitmus, Intercapillary Space and the Literateur. Her first pamphlet Notes to Selves is published by Zarf.

l.uziell is a person from the north who occasionally writes poetry but mainly despairs and reads poetry. Fuck the police.

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 the bar. Joining is £1, takes 48hrs to process and is very much encouraged. http://www.wharfchambers.org/membership/