Zarf

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’.

SARAH CREWE’S
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.

http://www.wharfchambers.org/membership/

Accessibility: This space is fully accessible for those with mobility issues. There are accessible gender-neutral toilets on the same floor.

 

 

 

Worm Wood – Tereza Stehlíková and SJ Fowler

Worm Wood : an exhibition at Kensal Green Cemetery The Dissenter’s Gallery
by Tereza Stehlíková and SJ Fowler – August 3rd to September 3rd

391 Ladbroke Grove. London W10 5AA. Entrance via Cemetery door on Ladbroke Grove or Main Gate during opening hours. Viewings by appointment.

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
www.theenemiesproject.com/dissenterschapel
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: a preview

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.

Iain Britton book launch

“Iain Britton’s poetical writing entangles the personal human condition with natural process and cultural artifice. Human problems, frequently a question of reconciling self and other, are read in terms of place, landscape, image, the clutter and scenery of civilisation including gods and arts, to form a kind of totalising theatre of perception which can be close to emblematic. Actual and figurative remain perfectly distinguishable, but interact with each other in every detail, in an open theatre where acts are free to display their full nature and origins, the vast width of the inner life.” Peter Riley
Iain will be reading poems from his latest collection THE INTAGLIO POEMS at TIME OUT BOOKSTORE in Mt Eden, which will also involve six of the very finest poets in and around Auckland. The reading will start at 7pm on Friday 11 August. Phantom Billstickers will generously be helping to promote the reading by placing posters around the city.
The Intaglio Poems by Iain Britton price £9.00 + postage worldwide from https://hesterglockpress.wordpress.com/iain-britton-the-intaglio-poems/

Electric Arc Furnace ecopoetry special edition

Electric Arc Furnace #4: ecopoetry special edition
Wednesday 6th September
7-9pm
Bank Street Arts, Sheffield

With ASLE-UKI & Land2, & part of the evening event programme for the conference, Cross Multi Inter Trans.

Electric Arc Furnace is a poetry readings series based in the centre of Sheffield, between the seven hills. This time, in a break with the usual two-poet format, we are uncontainably excited to welcome but THIRTEEN ecopoets speaking at the conference to Sheffield, to each read a five-minute sample of their work. Expect innovative (eco)poetries; encounters with nonhuman animals; the ground slanted; landscapes of avant-pastoral; embodied performance; radical field work; bugs, birds & apples; the green & the red.

For information about individual readers, check out the poets’ bios on the conference website:  https://asleukiland2017.com/

7-7.30pm:
Helen Moore
Anne Elvey
Camilla Nelson
Linus Slug Insect Librarian
Laura-Gray Street

INTERVAL 1: 7.30pm – 7.50pm

7.50-8.10pm:
Ann Fisher-Wirth
Carol Watts
Samantha Walton
Frances Presley

INTERVAL 2: 8.10pm – 8.30pm

8.30-9pm:
Elizabeth-Jane Burnett
Zoë Skoulding
Agi Lehoczky
Jonathan Skinner

Intersections: local and international poetry in Manchester

A unique evening of international and local poetry exploring how words connect people from very different parts of the world. This special event proudly presents award-winning poets from Canada alongside poets who live and work in the Manchester and Salford area. Plus, you can meet the poets after the event. Free, but book via Eventbrite.

Featuring Jeanette Lynes, Catherine Graham, Albert F. Moritz and Ian Burgham from Canada and Scott Thurston, Amy McCauley and Tom Jenks from Manchester.

International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Engine House, Chorlton Mill, Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY. 7 PM start.