Cathy Butterworth – A Preview

The next Other Room takes place on December 7th 2016 at The Castle Hotel, Manchester and as always is free entry. It features Kerry Morrison, Wayne Clements & Cathy Butterworth. More at the EVENTS page.

Cathy Butterworth is an artist who makes work at the intersection of writing, performance and visual art. Her recent pamphlet Cimmerian was published by Dock Road Press. Performance actions, writing and visual art projects include: Sketches for Britain (Bridewell Gallery, Liverpool, 2010), 22 Mondays (durational performance with Mark Greenwood, 2015), Everyone in Your Life is a Figment of Your Imagination (Delhi, 2015), Elective Affinities (Tate Liverpool 2016) and True Blue: 26 Lost Performances (2016). Her literary object, Fortunate, will be published by zimZalla in December 2016.

Kerry Morrison – A Preview

The next Other Room takes place on December 7th 2016 at The Castle Hotel, Manchester and as always is free entry. It features Kerry Morrison, Wayne Clements & Cathy Butterworth. More at the EVENTS page.

Kerry Morrison – Kerry is an experienced environment artist and ecologist. She has worked throughout the UK, including commissions for Liverpool Biennial, Tate Liverpool, and Grizedale Forest. Kerry has also worked in forests in Japan and Korea, parks, wilderness and farms in Germany, neighbourhoods in America, and urban streets in Finland. Her work is often performative and since 2006 she has endeavoured to create art without creating demands on natural resources.

Here is an example of her work, ‘Bird Sheet Music’ as featured on the BBC and at The Tate Gallery

Charles Bernstein – a preview

The next Other Room is on Monday 3rd October at The Castle Hotel, Manchester, featuring Susan Bee, Charles Bernstein and Maggie O’Sullivan. 7 PM start, free entry, as always.

This clip is of v’s University of Pennsylvania 6o second lecture What Makes a Poem a Poem?

Charles Bernstein is an American poet, essayist, editor, and literary scholar. He holds the Donald T. Regan Chair in the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania and is one of the most prominent members of the Language poets, having co-edited (and co-founded) L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E magazine with Bruce Andrews between 1978 and 1981. In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has published 17 major books of poetry including Legend, with Bruce Andrews, Steve McCaffery, Ron Silliman and Ray DiPalma (New York: L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E/Segue, 1980), Controlling Interests (Roof Books, 1980), Islets/Irritations (Roof Books, 1992), Rough Trades (Sun & Moon, 1991) The Sophist (Sun & Moon, 1987) and many others, including two selected volumes: Republics of Reality: 1975-1995 (Sun & Moon, 2000) and All the Whiskey in Heaven: Selected Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010). Bernstein is also an important critic and editor of contemporary poetry and this year the University of Chicago press published his Pitch of Poetry. His other remarkable critical writings include: Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays and Inventions (University of Chicago Press, 2011), My Way: Speeches and Poems (University of Chicago Press, 1999), A Poetics (Harvard University Press, 1992) and Content’s Dream: Essays 1975-1984 (Sun & Moon Press, 1986). Other notable projects include A Conversation with David Antin (Granary Books, 2002) and Shadowtime: a libretto for an opera about Walter Benjamin with music by Brian Ferneyhough (Green Integer, 2005). Find out more about his work at the Electronic Poetry Center and Penn Sound.

Susan Bee – a preview

The next Other Room is on Monday 3rd October at The Castle Hotel, Manchester, featuring Susan Bee, Charles Bernstein and Maggie O’Sullivan. 7 PM start, free entry, as always.

This clip is a sound recording of Susan Bee reading with Johanna Drucker as part of the Segue Series at the Bowery Poetry Club, New York, May 2007.

Susan Bee is an artist who lives in Brooklyn. She has had seven solo shows at A.I.R. Gallery, NY, and solo shows at Southfirst Gallery, Accola Griefen Gallery, and Lisa Cooley Gallery in NY. She has a BA from Barnard College and a MA in Art from Hunter College. Bee has published sixteen artist’s books. She has collaborated with poets including: Johanna Drucker, Susan Howe, Charles Bernstein, and Jerome Rothenberg. She is the coeditor of M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online. Bee received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts in 2014. She teaches at the University of Pennsylvania. Find out more about her work at the Electronic Poetry Center site and at Penn Sound.