Rachel Blau DuPlessis in Sheffield

The Centre for Poetry & Poetics presents a poetry reading with: Rachel Blau DuPlessis

Theatre Workshop, 4a Sherwood Road, S10 2TD University of Sheffield

Friday 20th January 2017, 17.45pm 

Rachel Blau DuPlessis (born Brooklyn, New York) is an American poet and essayist, feminist critic and scholar with a special interest in modernist and contemporary  poetry. She is the author of the multi-volume long poem Drafts, (1986-2012), from Salt Publishing and Wesleyan called “one of the major poetic achievements of our time” by Ron Silliman. Post-Drafts    books    include    Interstices   (Subpress, 2014),Graphic Novella (Xexoxial Editions, 2015), the collage-poem Numbers (in press) and a companion long poem, Traces. She has written a trilogy of critical essays on gender and poetics: The Pink Guitar, Blue Studios and Purple Passages, several other critical books, as well as editing The Selected Letters of George Oppen (1990). http://rachelblauduplessis.com/

Robert Sheppard – Petrarch 3

Crater 36: January 2016 [sic]. Robert Sheppard, Petrarch 3. The Complete Petrarchs of our time and poetics are splendid, but what happens if you dig down and realise version after version of just one sonnet (Petrarch’s third), stuttering in repetition, re-staging it for voice and situation, from a Scouse dog at Christmas to Jimmy Savile beyond the grave; a twittersonnet or a lengthy semantic poetry translation; a French Symbolist version or a Middle English sonnet? Robert Sheppard’s pamphlet is what happens, leaving a performance of humour, excess, variation, and an uncanny undersong courtesy of Petrarch himself. Confusingly folded, full colour, £4 + p&p. Run of 200.


Tripwire issue 12



featuring Mercedes Eng * Anahita Jamali Rad * Amy De’Ath * Cecily Nicholson * Danielle LaFrance * ryan fitzpatrick * Roger Farr * Sonnet L’Abbe * Phinder Dulai * Jordan Abel * Rita Wong * Stephen Collis * Andrea Creamer * Fred Wah * Jeff Derksen * Christine Leclerc * Carolyn Richard * Donato Mancini * Renée Sarojini Saklikar * Lawrence Ytzhak Braithwaite * Tiziana La Melia & Vanessa Disler * Danielle Lafrance & Anahita Jamali Rad on About a BicycleNatalie Knight on Cecily Nicholson * Jules Boykoff on Mercedes Eng * Gregory Betts on Lisa Robertson * Louis Cabri on Catriona Strang * Deanna Fong on Jordan Scott * Rob McClennan & Julia Polyck-O’Neill on Jordan Abel * Cameron Scott on Colin Smith, plus a special Peter Culley tribute, with work from Peter & Elisa Ferrari * Colin Smith * Rolf Maurer * George Bowering * Lisa Robertson * Chris Nealon * Lee Ann Brown * Stephen Collis * Jonathan Skinner. Cover by Andrea Creamer. 300+ pages. $15


Also: for the month of January, I’m running a special, with all proceeds going to the Bay Area AntiRepression Committee. Get issues 10 (CAConrad feature), 11(¡POP!), & 12 for $30 (plus shipping). That’s close to 1000 pages of new writing! Details at tripwirejournal.com

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


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/