Blackbox Manifold issue 19

A new issue of the online magazine featuring Tim Allen, Sarah Hayden and many others.

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Interesting Drug Episode 6 – Xmas Edition

With a focus on the Basquiat show at the Barbican, this episode looks at the interface between art and music – between uptown and downtown – in early 1980s New York City.
“Four Saints in Three Acts” was an avant garde opera with an all black cast from an earlier era – Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thompson’s piece was performed in 1933 – and is currently being showcased through contemporary photographs of the performance at the National Photographer’s Gallery. A run through of other recent cultural events – Ice Cream for Crow as part of Beefheart weekend in Liverpool, Protomartyr live at the Deaf Institute, and the Royal Northern College of Music’s New Music NW festival are all given a mention. Music from Blondie, Kid Creole, House of Bedlam, Neil Young and others. Listen here.

If a Leaf Falls Press: Season 2 finale

‘Mayfair in Peckham‘—Minimalist 21st century lifestyle analysis in Sex & the City 2 by Susan Finlay

Who is the mayor of Miami‘—Joe Brainard inversions for when you remember you remember nothing in I Don’t Remember by Zain Aslam

‘yes, those are flamingos’— Lorca/Jack Spicer redux feat. a WHITE HORSE in cante jondo mixtape by Rowan Evans

‘His last words were not ‘Mehr Lict!”— Contemplate inevitable death in About the Author by James Carter

+ a limited edition riso printed broadside by Monica McClure, designed by Sean Roy Parker.

 

HARD TO READ – Collected Paint Poems, Poet Portraits & Pansemia of SJ FOWLER

Rich Mix Gallery 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA (downstairs from the Indigo Cafe) December 9th 2017 to january 14th 2018 with a special view performance event on January 13th 2018

.Collecting together the art poetry of SJ Fowler, this solo exhibition aims to pose several questions of the poem as a concrete, visual thing in the world. What is in the shape of a letter and what images do words recall? What is the meaning of colour in poetry and text upon the page, and white space? How does the situation of a poem change its meaning? Why is composition not a concept that applies to a medium that is innately visual? In literature, why has content overwhelmed context? Why has product dominated process? HARD TO READ poses these questions and answers them poorly, playfully, with over 40 original works drawn from multiple publications and previous exhibitions – works that interrogate handwriting, abstraction, illustration, asemic and pansemic writing, scribbling, crossings out, forgotten notes, strange scrawls – the odd interaction between paper and pen, and pencil, and coloured words that randomly collide with image recalling words.

Expanded Translation Conference

Wowzers! Bangor 4-6th April. More HERE

About us

This conference is the third and final event of the AHRC Network Poetry in Expanded Translation.

Conference Organisers

The conference organisers are Dr Zoë Skouding, Bangor University z.skoulding@bangor.ac.uk and Dr Jeff Hilson, Roehampton University,  j.hilson@roehampton.ac.uk

Confirmed Speakers

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Jennifer K. Dick (Université de Haute Alsace),
  • Chris McCabe (National Poetry Library),
  • Vahni Capildeo (Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow, Leeds University),
  • Vincent Broqua (Université Paris 8),
  • Lily Robert-Foley (Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier),
  • Carole Birkan-Berz (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris 3),
  • Alys Conran (Bangor University),
  • Nia Davies (Poetry Wales),
  • Philip Terry (University of Essex),
  • Simon Smith (University of Kent),
  • Nisha Ramayya
  • Rhys Trimble.

Keynote Speakers

Caroline Bergvall, artist, writer and performer
Lawrence Venuti, translation theorist, Professor at Temple University

Keynote Performance

Andrew Lewis, composer, Professor at Bangor University

The European Review of Poetry, Books and Culture

The European Review of Poetry, Books and Culture is an online literary journal, funded by the European Union, aiming to create an anglophone publication platform with a focus on continental Europe and world beyond.

Over 80 original essays, articles and reflections from writers across the world will be commissioned and published over the next 12 months. Initial commissions include new pieces by Rasha Abbas, Harry Man, Joanna Walsh, David Spittle, Christodoulos Makris, Andrew Gallix, Rocio Ceron, Catherine Humble and many more. New articles are soon to be published daily at www.versopolis.com