10 years of if p then q

Another big night in the not too distant future from James Davies’ publishing house if p then q. Wang it in your diary.

if p then q 10 years poster


Surrey Poetry Festival 2018

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.

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Summer Poetry School course with James Davies

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


Contraband Live – David Miller’s Spiritual Letters

CONTRABAND LIVE – February 27th 2018

Contraband Live Launch of David Miller’s ‘Spiritual Letters’!!

With readings from Spiritual Letters by David Miller, April Fredrick, Steve Torrance and Matt Martin.

There will be more poetry and performance from Fran Lock, Michael Zand and Karen Sandhu.

A very exciting event!

Entry to the event is free and food is available from the venue.

Contraband Books and publications by other publishers will be on sale at our book stall. We look forward to seeing you there!

Monday 730-11pm | The Crown Tavern, 43 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0EG



Expanded Translation Conference

Wowzers! Bangor 4-6th April. More HERE

About us

This conference is the third and final event of the AHRC Network Poetry in Expanded Translation.

Conference Organisers

The conference organisers are Dr Zoë Skouding, Bangor University z.skoulding@bangor.ac.uk and Dr Jeff Hilson, Roehampton University,  j.hilson@roehampton.ac.uk

Confirmed Speakers

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.

Keynote Speakers

Caroline Bergvall, artist, writer and performer
Lawrence Venuti, translation theorist, Professor at Temple University

Keynote Performance

Andrew Lewis, composer, Professor at Bangor University


Coming soon…

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Poster by Joy as Tiresome Vandalism


Redell Olsen – A Preview

Our next event takes place on December 6th at The Castle Hotel, 7pm and is free as ever – hope to see you there. It features Sharon Kivland, Redell Olsen and David Steans. Here’s a little preview of Redell Olsen:

say I and you London land marks

say I and you in London mark land

say London land is marked by you and I

say I and you make marks in London’s land

say I and you mark lands in London

say I and you marked by land

say London land marks

say long done land marks

say long done marks in land

say land in long marks in language

from Film Poems. See more HERE