James Wilkes: a preview

The next Other Room is on Thursday 25th August at The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE. 7 PM start, free entry. The readers are Joey Frances, David Kennedy, Wanda O’Connor and James Wilkes.

James Wilkes is a poet, writer and performance maker. His poems and prose have appeared recently in GorsePoetry Wales, Torque 2 andThe Wire; recent performances have included live work for ‘This is a Voice’ (Wellcome Collection, London) and ‘Where Were We – On Intimacy, Writing, Body’ (Godsbanen, Aarhus). He is Associate Director of Hubbub, an interdisciplinary group of artists and researchers investigating rest, noise, tumult, activity and work. Links: www.renscombepress.co.uk // twitter.com/wilkesjames

 

Wanda O’Connor: a preview

The next Other Room is on Thursday 25th August at The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE. 7 PM start, free entry. The readers are Joey Frances, David Kennedy, Wanda O’Connor and James Wilkes.

Wanda O’Connor is a doctoral candidate at Cardiff University researching the intersections between critical theory and contemporary poetry. Recent writing is available in Asymptote, Datableed, Magma, Poetry Wales, Zarf, and “The Best Canadian Poetry 2014” (Tightrope Books). She co-organizes the Cardiff Poetry Experiment reading series and participates in collaborative projects, most recently with Enemies Gelynion. She is currently composing a film project and a libretto.

Links:

Asymptote: http://www.asymptotejournal.com/special-feature/wanda-o-connor-omophagos/
Datableed: http://www.datableedzine.com/#!wandaoconnorfuguestate/ch41f
Poetry Wales: http://poetrywales.co.uk/wp/2953/poem-palatine-hill-by-wanda-oconnor/
Junction Box: http://glasfrynproject.org.uk/w/4041/wanda-oconnor-drawing-hour/

Sad Press Summer Bundle

** THE SAD PRESS SUMMER BUNDLE **

1. Karl M.V. Waugh, Obsessed by Proportions
2. Tom Jenks, An Anatomy of Melancholy
3. Anne-Laure Coxam, Toolbox Therapy
4. R.K., Killing the Cop in Your Head
5. Sally-Shakti Willow & Joe Evans, The Unfinished Dream
6. Eley Williams, Frit

Your friends are all telling you this is normal and fine and even a gesture of friendship but you’re not so sure. Anyway you may have them ALL for £30 (c.$1.07) including P&P at http://sadpress.wordpress.com, & they will be posted to you as they’re published between now and December.

PS: Review copies of individual titles available on request. Or we’ll do you the bundle for 0.07 BTC or 3 Echos (http://economyofhours.com/): get in touch & we’ll figure that out. We do also still have copies available of Jennifer Cooke’s Apocalypse Dreams (£5 incl. P&P, http://sadpress.wordpress.com), & back catalogue PDFs are available by donation (scroll down).

David Kennedy: a preview

The next Other Room is on Thursday 25th August at The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE. 7 PM start, free entry. The readers are Joey Frances, David Kennedy, Wanda O’Connor and James Wilkes.

David Kennedy was born in Leicester in 1959 and has degrees from the universities of Warwick and Sheffield. He is Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Hull and publishes widely on elegy, ekphrasis and experimental poetries. His books include Women’s Experimental Poetry in Britain 1970-2010, co-authored with Christine Kennedy. His own poetry has appeared in three collections from Salt including The Devil’s Bookshop. His most recent collection is a book length sequence about the art of the French painter Paul Cezanne entitled The Apple and The Mountain (Shearsman 2015). More at David’s author page at Archive of the Now: http://www.archiveofthenow.org/authors/?i=50

The Blue Bus – Keith Jebb, Phillip Rowland & Cathy Weedon

The Blue Bus is pleased to present a reading of poetry on Tuesday 16th August  at 7.30 by  Keith Jebb, Phillip Rowland and Cathy Weedon. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE the reading will still be in Lambs Conduit street but slightly further up at:

The Perseverance (pub) 
63 Lamb’s Conduit St,
London 
WC1N 3NB.

This is the 115th  event in THE BLUE BUS series. Admissions: £5 / £3 (concessions). For future readings in the series, please scroll down to the end of this message.

Keith Jebb teaches Creative Writing at the University of Bedfordshire,  he published ‘hide white space’ and ‘tonnes’, both from Kater Murr’s Press, and  has been in numerous poetry magazines over the years, including Folded Sheets, Fire and Poetry Salzburg Review. He also co-edited New Poetry from Oxford, and is one of the organisers of The Blue Bus. 

Born in south-west London in 1970, Philip Rowland is a long-time resident of Tokyo ‘Something Other Than Other’, (Isobar Press) is Philip Rowland’s most recent collection an excerpt can be found at:   http://isobarpress.com/?page_id=1281

Philip  has published two previous collections and is the founding editor of NOON: journal of the short poem; he is also co-editor of the anthology Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years (Norton, 2013).

Cathy Weedon was born in Stoke-on-Trent and moved to Luton in the 1970s. She recently completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Bedfordshire. Previously she has created thematic visual poetry. Her recent book is ‘1-50’ (Blart Books 2015). She has read at the Blue Bus and in 2015 she contributed to SJ Fowler’s Mahu exhibition at the Hardy Tree Gallery. In February 2016 she read at the Institute of English Studies as part of a symposium for Race & Poetry & Poetics in the UK.

Joey Frances: a preview

The next Other Room is on Thursday 25th August at The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE. 7 PM start, free entry. The readers are Joey Frances, David Kennedy, Wanda O’Connor and James Wilkes.

Joey Frances is based in Manchester. He is a member of Generic Greeting, a multi-disciplinary arts collective with whom he has collaborated on zines, posters, exhibitions and other events. He also co-organises the reading series Peter Barlow’s Cigarette. His poetry has appeared in Manchester Poets Declare A No Spy Zone, The Red Ceilings, e-ratio, The Curly Mind, Generic Greeting Zine #1 & #2, Sure Hope #1 (collab with Bryony Bates), Brewtopia by Generic Greeting for the Manchester Beer Festival, Brexit: Borders Kill (collab with Will Berry). His first full collection, a l’instar de, was published this year with Knives Fork and Spoons Press. He will shortly begin a PhD on contemporary innovative poetry and ideological resistance. Find him at bubblethesedatasets.tumblr.com // genericgreeting.co.uk // twitter @JoeyFrances