Gramophone Ray Gun is a ‘live’ series of events celebrating experimental approaches to writing, poetry and music. Alternating between the page, performance, sound and text, Gramophone Ray Gun is a regular ‘live’ platform commissioned by The Dock Road Press.
Peter Barlow’s Cigarette #23 – ft. Lila Matsumoto, Maggie O’Sullivan, Luke Thorogood, Chrissy Williams
An afternoon of alternative poetries
Saturday, June 24, 4.00 – 6.00, Waterstones, Deansgate
Free entry, free wine
LILA MATSUMOTO ~
’s publications include Soft Troika (If a Leaf Falls Press) and Allegories from my Kitchen (Sad Press). Lila’s poetry and criticism have been published in a variety of journals and anthologies including Jacket2, Tripwire, Zarf, and Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry. She has performed at places such as SoundEye Festival and Little Sparta garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay. Lila teaches creative writing at the University of Nottingham, where she she convenes the Nottingham Poetry Series:https://nottinghampoetryseries.wordpress.com/
MAGGIE O’SULLIVAN ~
‘s page at Pennsound (http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/OSullivan.php) is a primary resource for online recordings of her readings/performances. Her website is www.maggieosullivan.co.uk
LUKE THOROGOOD ~
writes about and through the ‘other’, using created characters to explore voice and form. He previously edited Three and a half point 9, and is currently the artwork editor for the Black Market Review. He is completing a masters in Creative Writing at Edge Hill, focusing on writing as created poets. He writes and creates for, along with a group of other writers, part of The Pollyverse, a multimedia extended story world around the adventures of Polly St. Irene.
CHRISSY WILLIAMS ~
is a poet and editor living in London. She has published various poetry pamphlets and her first full collection BEAR has just been published by Bloodaxe. She is director of the annual Free Verse: Poetry Book Fair and currently works as editor on the bestselling comic The Wicked + The Divine. twitter.com/chrissywilliams
John Levy’s “Visits with Robert Lax in Greece (1984 & 1985)” and David Miller’s “Cid Corman and Origin: A Personal Account” richly illustrated with photographs of Lax and Corman.
Subject to Gesture by Mark Leahy (Featuring Benjamin D. Duvall) & Changing Piece – An Epic Saga Against the Odds by James Davies are out now from Dock Road Press priced at £3 each.
House of Hysteria presents –
Dec0rative D0rmit0ries f0r Sleep W0rkers
29.4.17 – 21.5.17
Sat. – Sun. 12:00 – 18:00
Thursday April 27th, 19:00 – 21:00
House 0f Hysteria with Ami Clarke, Kirsten Cooke, Annabel Frearson, Dale Holmes, 0rphan Drift, Michael Iveson, Tina Jenkins, Sharon Kivland, Mark Nader and Nicola Woodham
27.04.17 Opening Event | 19:00 – 21:00:
Ami Clarke will be reading from her on-going script: Error-Correction: an introduction to future diagrams – take 7.3582701: code for the numbers to come with Low Animal Spirits (2017) an HFT algo dealing in world news by Ami Clarke and Richard Cochrane.
20.05.17 Closing Event | 19:00 – 21:00:
Sharon Kivland turns over the record of her work titled, To Dream by the Book, read by a hundred readers (2017), a work that lasts for forty minutes.
Nicola Woodham performs Garg (2017) a shapeshifting vocal ritual.
A roll call for last year’s poets who are published in our annual anthology HERE