pickles & jams by cris cheek

‘pickles & jams’ is out now from the excellent BlazeVOX [books]. Beautifully designed, it contains 99 lyrics and is shipping now. You can order direct through BlazeVOX: http://www.blazevox.org/…/pickles-and-jams-by-cris-cheek-4…/. A clutch of responses to the work are on the BlazeVOX page to wet your appetite.

$4 postage for buyers in the UK and EU . . . making the book worth the price of postage alone. Book and postage for a round $20.

Gramophone Raygun 7

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Everyman Bistro, Hope Street, Liverpool City Centre, 29 June, 8pm, £3.

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.

The seventh event includes a special set from the renowned sound artist Philip Jeck as well as poetic readings from Joanne Ashcroft, Jazz Linklater and Bill Bulloch, each punked up on esoteric language and strange magic.  As per usual, the evening will unfold to a crepuscular soundscape of unearthly samples and music excavated from a U.F.O crash site in Formby.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1682951831732120/

Thomas A. Clark: A Preview

The poetry of Thomas A. Clark has been consistently attentive to form and to the experience of walking in the landscape, returning again and again to the lonely terrain of the Highlands and Islands.

Thomas A. Clark will read with Matthew Welton at our next event on June 14th at The Castle Hotel, Manchester. More details HERE

Here are two examples of his work:

Quiet
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from coire fhionn lochan
lapping of the little waves
breaking of the little waves
spreading of the little waves
idling of the little waves

Read more HERE

Summer 2017 Other Room dates

More info on these dates in the next few months but for now put these on the calendar!

14/06/2017: Thomas A. Clark & Matthew Welton at the Castle Hotel, 7pm
19/07/2017: Icelandic night at the Castle Hotel, 7pm
23/08/2017: Robert Sheppard presents EUOIA at the Castle Hotel, 7pm