Veer launches – Peter Larkin, Stephen Emmerson, Wayne Clements/Johan de Wit/Anthony John

Thursday, December 15 at 7:30 PM – 9 PM
Room 101 at the Clore Management Centre in Birkbeck College, London

Launching 3 new Veer Books, with readings by the authors:

* Peter Larkin – C Trappings
* Stephen Emmerson – The Journal of Baal and other visual poems
* Wayne Clements, Johan de Wit, Antony John – Kenya

In association with the CPRC Birkbeck.

Free and All Welcome.

Lullabies and Curses

Lullabies and Curses: Common Rest Launch Party

The Peckham Pelican
92 Peckham Road, SE15 5PY London, United Kingdom
Thursday, December 1 at 7 PM – 11 PM

Come and be sung SONGS OF THE DARK

Please join us for the launch of ‘Common Rest’, a collaborative album of sound works and lullabies with an accompanying book of poems by Holly Pester.

Doors at 7
Performances from 7:30

READINGS, PERFORMANCES, SONGS and SPELLS by

Nat Raha
Verity Spott
Holly Pester

Linda Stupart
Vera Rodriguez
Mrylyn Tan
Jenny Moore

The project includes contributions by Emma Bennett, Vahni Capildeo, Jenny Moore, Nat Raha, Vera Rodriguez, Verity Spott and Claire Tolan. You can read more about the release on our website here: http://testcentre.org.uk/product/common-rest/

Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry: call for papers

In an attempt to redress and rethink boundaries between the historical UK avant-gardes and work produced by Black, Asian and ethnic minority poets, the Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry is seeking essays on race specifically in UK and Irish poetry. The aim of this special issue, edited by Sandeep Parmar, is to reconsider how poets of colour working across ‘avant-garde’, ‘performance’ and ‘mainstream’ traditions broaden the definition of innovation and the ‘possibilities of language’ in contemporary poetry and practice. More details, including the submission deadline, here.