Calum Gardner: a preview

Calum Gardner will perform at the next Other Room on Wednesday 21st February at The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester, alongside Edmund Hardy and Jazmine Linklater. 7 PM start, free, as always. Here is Calum performing with another Other Room reader, John Goodby.

Calum Gardner is a poet, critic, editor of Zarf magazine, and teaches at the University of Leeds. Recent poems can be found in publications such as amberflora, 3:AM, Datableed, and Poetry Wales.

Edmund Hardy: a preview

Edmund Hardy will read at the next Other Room on Wednesday 21st February at The Castle Hotel, Oldham St., Manchester. Here he is with Camilla Nelson at last year’s Museum of Futures exhibition opening. The other readers are Jazmine Linklater and Calum Gardner. 7 PM start, free, as always.

Edmund Hardy is a poet and polemicist. His book Complex Crosses (2014) is an experimental work of philology and philosophy. He’s currently working on a novel called Motley Apostles.

Peter Barlow’s Cigarette #26

*Note the change of venue*

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ZAYNEB ALLAK ~
grew up in Baghdad and Birmingham and has since lived and worked in several countries around the world. Her debut pamphlet, Keine Angst, was published by New Walk Editions in 2017. She has a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at Nottingham Trent University and is currently a lecturer in Creative Writing at Edge Hill University.JAMES BYRNE ~
is a poet, editor and translator born in the UK in 1977. His most recent poetry collection is Everything that is Broken Up Dances, his debut collection in the United States in 2015. He is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Edge Hill University in England. Byrne was editor and co-founder of The Wolf magazine, and has edited or co-edited such collections as Bones Will Crow, the first anthology of contemporary Burmese poetry to be published in English (Arc, 2012); Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century (Bloodaxe, 2009), and Atlantic Drift: an Anthology of Poetry & Poetics, featuring 24 poets from the US/UK and Canada (Arc, 2017), with Robert Sheppard. He is the International Editor for Arc Publications and his poems have been translated into several languages including Arabic, Burmese and Chinese.

The poet John Kinsella wrote: ‘James Byrne is a phenomenon and Blood/Sugar is astonishing. Byrne has a razor-sharp wit, an acute intellect and a superb facility with language. The poetry he writes is both culturally and intellectually ‘learned’, but also rhetorically and lyrically confident. He is a complete original.’

CAITLÍN DOHERTY ~
is a poet and scholar from Manchester. She lives in London and is finishing a PhD. Her work has been published in magazines including Materials, Hi Zero, the Paper Nautilus and her books are available from Tipped Press and Critical Documents. She is the poetry editor for Salvage: a Revolutionary Journal of Arts and Letters and she is working on her next book project for release in 2018.

PETER MANSON ~
lives in Glasgow. His books include Poems of Frank Rupture (Sancho Panza Press), English in Mallarmé (Blart Books), For the Good of Liars and Adjunct: an Undigest (both from Barque Press) and Between Cup and Lip (Miami University Press, Ohio). Miami UP also publish his book of translations, Stéphane Mallarmé: The Poems in Verse. Recent publications include the pamphlet Factitious Airs (Zarf Books) and a double-sided broadside shared with Linus Slug. SONNOTS for Griffiths, a book of collaborations with Mendoza, is due soon from Materials. See petermanson.wordpress.com for more details.

Jazmine Linklater: a preview

Jazz will read at the next Other Room on 21st February, alongside Calum Gardner and Edmund Hardy. Here she is reading her collaboration with Jessica Tillings on last year’s North by North-West Poetry Tour.

Our event is at The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester and starts at 7PM. Free entry, as always.

Jazmine Linklater lives and writes in Manchester. She has published two pamphlets, Toward Passion According (Zarf, 2017) and Découper, Coller (Dock Road Press, 2018).

The University Camarade

The University Camarade III
February Saturday 10th 2018 – 7.30pm – Free Entrance
Venue 2 : Rich Mix Arts Centre (35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA)
www.theenemiesproject.com/unicamaradeThe University Camarade is an initiative that asks writing students from different Universities across the UK to collaborate on short new works of poetry or text, for performance. It is an opportunity for young writers to expand their practise, knowledge and networks, and the project takes a stand against purported factionalism in higher education. The innovative collaborative methodology also allows students to include experimentation early in their writing careers, and perform to a large audience.
YVONNE LITSCHEL & BRONTE PLEASANTS
JAMIE TOY & EDWIN STEVENS
SILJE REE & HANNAH SUMMERS
EMILY MOYCE & JAI BROUGH
AMJAD HAJYASSIN & LUCY CASH
JENNAH FLETCHER & JOE SHAW
SVETLANA ONYE & HEATHER O’DONNELL
TOM YOUNG & MICHAEL SUTTON
VILDE TORSET & ABBY KNOWLES
KIERAN WYATT & DAVID YEOMANS

The Uni Camarade III is supported by Kingston University, Edge Hill University, Glasgow University and York St John. It is curated by SJ Fowler as a Writers’ Centre Kingston project.

Writing and movement – a residential workshop

4th – 9th June
Au Brana Centre, Lectoure, France
Led by OBRA with writer Lucy Burnett

OBRA Theatre Co and Carcanet poet Lucy Burnett are seeking passionate and interested artists who wish to participate in a 6 day research session at the Au Brana Centre in Southern France led by psychophysical theatre practitioners Kate and Oliviero Papi of OBRA and poet / writer / creative writing tutor Lucy Burnett.

The session will draw on, and further, the innovative, cutting-edge practice-led research which OBRA and Lucy have been developing into Writing from the Body as primary source. This involves exploring how language can be generated in response to a body in motion, as well as using one’s own body as the physical and intellectual stimulus.

We seek writers interested in engaging with their own physicality within their writing practice, and performers who wish to develop their capacity to generate their own texts. There are no set expectations as to what form the writing might take, nor does one need to be or become a dancer in order to engage with the physical practice proposed. Instead, the creative team will explore, share and hopefully expand the pedagogical structures under development, in collaboration with participants. This will be a period of active research to explore the potential extrinsic and intrinsic relationships between physical expression, movement and writing as creative processes.

OBRA’s practice, grounded in psycho-physical principles, is rooted within the body and mind working in harmony with the imagination. Lucy’s writing is particularly interested in the processes of emergence, re-emergence and change, within shifting textual, bodily and physical contexts.

The session will take place at the Au Brana Centre, a formerly ruined farm now transformed into a tranquil and focused creative environment with onsite accommodation provided.

The fee for this session will be €300 which includes food and accommodation at Au Brana, and a minimum of 6 hours training per day for 6 days. This will be on a first come first served basis, with a maximum of 15 participants, and to secure a place you will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of €100 (refunded if we cancel). Successful applicants will need to cover their own travel expenses, arriving at Au Brana 3rd June and departing 10th June.

To apply for the session, please return a completed application form to info@aubrana.com. OBRAWORKSHOP SAPP

Any enquiries please contact Oliviero at; info@aubrana.com or for more info see http://www.obratheatre.co/ workshops/

Eric Mottram Conference

The Council Room, 2nd Floor, King’s College London, Strand Building on Monday 23 April. This Conference is to celebrate the man and his archive. Draft programme below. Contact valerie.soar@btinternet.com for further details:

Eric Mottram Remembered: “poet, professor and cultural firebrand”.  Monday 23 April, 2018.

A conference sponsored by the Archives Department at King’s College London, WC2R 2LS,  with an exhibition of manuscripts, books and digital material.  Held in the Council Room, 2nd floor of the Strand Building

10.00 am: Coffee, tea and biscuits in the Council Room, 2nd Floor, King’s College, Strand.

10.30: Welcome by Geoffrey Browell, followed by an introduction to the Mottram papers and her recent work on them by Valerie Soar:  Eric, the man and his archive.

11.00:  Allen Fisher on Eric Mottram and Painting

11.45:  Dale Carter on Eric Mottram and Politics

12.30 pm:  Sandwich lunch provided by Archives in the Council Room, and a chance to see some  material from Eric Mottram’s Archive.

1.30:  Juha Virtanen  –  The legacy of the British Poetry Revival and the Materiality of Archives

2.10:  Panel discussion: the legacy of Eric Mottram,   Ken Edwards, Peter Middleton,  Gavin Selerie,  Robert Hampson,  Peter Barry,  and Mike Hrebeniak (tbc).  Chaired by Clive Bush.

2.45:  Questions from the audience.

3.05:  Coffee, tea and biscuits.

3.20:  Audio and visual recordings by Will Rowe (title tbc) and John Whiting

4.15:  Pierre Joris  –   A Transatlantic Turbine:  Eric Mottram in the World Today (tbc)

5.pm:  Close, and a further chance to see some material from Eric Mottram’s  archive

The audience is invited to go to the exhibition of Mottram books and manuscripts led by Geoffrey Browell who will be happy to answer questions.

 

Lila Matsumoto

URN AND DRUM IMAGE

A first collection by Lila Matsumoto, published by Shearsman, is touring near you very soon. All events are free –

❉ LONDON
Tuesday 13th February, 7.30pm
Reading with Ian Seed
Swedenborg Hall, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH
Map here
❉  EDINBURGH
Monday 19th February, 7pm
Reading with Colin Herd
Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, Summerhall Place, Edinburgh EH9 1PL
Map here
❉ NOTTINGHAM
Thursday 1st March, 7pm
Reading with Vicky Sparrow
Five Leaves Bookshop, 14a Long Row, Nottingham NG1 2DH
Map here

Poem Brut at Rich Mix II

Poem Brut at Rich Mix II: January Saturday 13th – 7pm onwards
Rich Mix Gallery : Free Entry (free wine too) 
www.poembrut.com/gallery
35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA (downstairs from the Indigo Cafe) 
Featuring brand new literary performances from Paul Hawkins, Imogen Reid, Christian Patracchini, Patrick Cosgrove, Mischa Foster Poole and more. A last chance to see my Hard to Read exhibition before it closes and a first chance to soil my book Aletta Ocean’s Alphabet Empire, published by Hesterglock Press.

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Poem Brut at Rich Mix III : March Sat 17th 2018
with Chrissy Williams, Lavinia Singer, Matvei Yankelevich, Julia Rose Lewis, Julia Schuster, Olga Moskvina, Oliver Mayeux, Mischa Foster Poole, Ruhi Parmar Amin, Andre Bagoo and more.
Poem Brut at Writers’ Centre Kingston : March Thursday 22nd 2018
with Revital Cohen, Tuur Van Balen, Harry Man, Tawny Andersen, Jeramu Dodds, Sarah Dawson, Lucy Furlong & more.
Poem Brut at National Poetry Library : Wednesday June 6th 2018
with Maja Jantar, SJ Fowler, Tom Jenks, Saradha Soobrayen (TBC)

HARD TO READ – Collected Paint Poems, Poet Portraits & Pansemia of SJ FOWLER

Rich Mix Gallery 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA (downstairs from the Indigo Cafe) December 9th 2017 to january 14th 2018 with a special view performance event on January 13th 2018

.Collecting together the art poetry of SJ Fowler, this solo exhibition aims to pose several questions of the poem as a concrete, visual thing in the world. What is in the shape of a letter and what images do words recall? What is the meaning of colour in poetry and text upon the page, and white space? How does the situation of a poem change its meaning? Why is composition not a concept that applies to a medium that is innately visual? In literature, why has content overwhelmed context? Why has product dominated process? HARD TO READ poses these questions and answers them poorly, playfully, with over 40 original works drawn from multiple publications and previous exhibitions – works that interrogate handwriting, abstraction, illustration, asemic and pansemic writing, scribbling, crossings out, forgotten notes, strange scrawls – the odd interaction between paper and pen, and pencil, and coloured words that randomly collide with image recalling words.

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

Poem Brut films

A literary event celebrating the visual, visceral, messy, handwritten and colourful in poetry with new unique commissions from writers exploring alternate ways of making literature. Films from the evening, including this from Christopher Stephenson are online here, plus full details of the project..