if p then q is very pleased to announce the publication of Prospectus by Simon Taylor.
Part Cindy Sherman part HR, Prospectus is a beautiful square format book which consists of a selection of colour photographs and descriptive texts for that all important ‘about me’ page.
Simon Taylor is one half of Joy as Tiresome Vandalism whose works are the books aRb and Absolute Elsewhere and the card game What’s the Best? He has also designed book covers for if p then q and posters for The Other Room poetry series. A sketchbook of his work and images from Prospectus can be found at Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/discomoobs/
You can buy at the if p then q website – LINK
New episode of Adrian Slatcher’s podcast looking at what’s coming up in Manchester, including a mention of our poetry from Iceland event on Wednesday. Listen here.
An article by the British Council in India about live literature in Manchester, with a mention of The Other Room as “one of the most wonderfully unpredictable programmes that Manchester has to offer”. Read the article here.
** 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.
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).
James Davies’ experiences of reading Robert Grenier’s Sentences in Bury’s Text Art Archive:
I don’t want to go into individual poems so much here as to explain the joy of reading Sentences as archived material, in the archive, and the processes of reading the poems in accordance with the way Sentences is catalogued. The copy of Sentences at Bury, “The Bury Sentences” as I now call it, is a like a “bootleg” record — just as cool as the original but with minor differences to interest the aficionado. I’ll explain why.
LINK for more.
The Other Room website has been running the whole duration we’ve been running our nights and has started to bulge and bulge. So we decided to do a bit of a spring clean in order to make it easier to navigate. We’ve also tidied up all those inevitable missed links which Mick Weller celebrates HERE.
If you’re old or new to the site have a look around our massive archive of blog/news posts, video archive from most of our readings, video and print interviews, book reviews, reviews of our events, poster archive and photos. Don’t forget of course to check out our upcoming events and annual anthology.
James, Scott & Tom
“Our eighth birthday event was initially billed as a sound art night, but as it turned out, two of our performers decided to deliver their poetry, setting up some delicious counterpoints for the evening. In time-honoured fashion we had to have a gimmick – on this occasion it was a complete copy of the annual anthology turned page by page into paper aeroplanes which got fired at various points during the evening at an increasingly wary audience.”
Scott Thurston’s thoughts on our eighth birthday event. Read them in full here.