Peter Jaeger’s stunning new book, Midamble, is out priced at the snip of £12.
LINK 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.
Another big night in the not too distant future from James Davies’ publishing house if p then q. Wang it in your diary.
Early notice of this event which is organised by The Other Room’s James Davies, current Poet in Residence at the university. The day will feature a number of amazing poets. Get the date in your head now! Guildford is just 30 minutes from London Waterloo. More on where and how to buy tickets soon but should be around £5.
Archiving Your Self Yourself: Quantified Self Studio
At a time in which we are archived by others, often through digital means, it seems more and more important to attempt to define ourselves – on our own terms – as individuals and as members of a diverse range of groups. Written attentively, poetry that archives the self is subversive and can present radically different narratives to those purported by digital and mass media. By using methods such as diaries and collation of information one can conduct a close examination of the self as it stands, now and then, to see how it fits into the bigger picture.
Read more about this short online course HERE
Wowzers! Bangor 4-6th April. More HERE
This conference is the third and final event of the AHRC Network Poetry in Expanded Translation.
The conference organisers are Dr Zoë Skouding, Bangor University firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr Jeff Hilson, Roehampton University, email@example.com
Confirmed speakers include:
- Jennifer K. Dick (Université de Haute Alsace),
- Chris McCabe (National Poetry Library),
- Vahni Capildeo (Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow, Leeds University),
- Vincent Broqua (Université Paris 8),
- Lily Robert-Foley (Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier),
- Carole Birkan-Berz (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3),
- Alys Conran (Bangor University),
- Nia Davies (Poetry Wales),
- Philip Terry (University of Essex),
- Simon Smith (University of Kent),
- Nisha Ramayya
- Rhys Trimble.
Caroline Bergvall, artist, writer and performer
Lawrence Venuti, translation theorist, Professor at Temple University
Andrew Lewis, composer, Professor at Bangor University
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