Electric Arc Furnace #4: ecopoetry special edition
Wednesday 6th September
Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
With ASLE-UKI & Land2, & part of the evening event programme for the conference, Cross Multi Inter Trans.
Electric Arc Furnace is a poetry readings series based in the centre of Sheffield, between the seven hills. This time, in a break with the usual two-poet format, we are uncontainably excited to welcome but THIRTEEN ecopoets speaking at the conference to Sheffield, to each read a five-minute sample of their work. Expect innovative (eco)poetries; encounters with nonhuman animals; the ground slanted; landscapes of avant-pastoral; embodied performance; radical field work; bugs, birds & apples; the green & the red.
For information about individual readers, check out the poets’ bios on the conference website: https://asleukiland2017.com/
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INTERVAL 1: 7.30pm – 7.50pm
INTERVAL 2: 8.10pm – 8.30pm
A unique evening of international and local poetry exploring how words connect people from very different parts of the world. This special event proudly presents award-winning poets from Canada alongside poets who live and work in the Manchester and Salford area. Plus, you can meet the poets after the event. Free, but book via Eventbrite.
Featuring Jeanette Lynes, Catherine Graham, Albert F. Moritz and Ian Burgham from Canada and Scott Thurston, Amy McCauley and Tom Jenks from Manchester.
International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Engine House, Chorlton Mill, Cambridge Street, Manchester, M1 5BY. 7 PM start.
New from zimZalla: Robot Squirrel, a robotic wildlife coming of age story by Luke Thompson, with illustrations by John Kilburn. More here.
With poems by Zohar Atkins, Louis Armand, Alan Baker, Charlie Baylis, James Coghill, Helen Charman, Aidan Coleman, John Goodby, Dominic Hale, Caleb Klaces, Daisy Lafarge, Robert Lietz, Medbh McGuckian, Anthony Madrid, Kate Noakes, Mary Noonan, Karl O’Hanlon, Dan Raphael, Cal Revely-Calder, Aidan Semmens, Paige Smeaton, Cherry Smyth, David Wheatley & John Wilkinson, plus Chinese poetry in translation by Eleanor Goodman and a tribute to Tom Raworth. More here.
Graham Hartill: Version of Events; Wanda O’Connor: The Practice of Entering; David Greenslade: The Poetics of Cash; John Kinsella: Journaling, an Activist Poetics
From the Archive: Aneirin Karadog on Breton poetry
Jessica Pujol Duran on Currently & Emotion; Emily Hasler on Mark Blayney, Natalie Ann Holborow and Julia Rose Lewis; Claire Crowther on Ruth Bidgood and Deryn Rees-Jones; Rhys Owain Williams on Mab Jones, Claire Williamson and Rhian Edwards.
Ghazal Mosadeq and Camilla Nelson, Annie Katchinska, Anna Reckin, Alison Winch, Bronka Nowicka, Luka McDonagh, Tim Cresswell, Vala Thorodds, Fran Lock, David Sargeant, David Ishaya Osu, Jordi Valls, Hannah Youd, Iain Britton, Jo Mazelis, Kate Noakes, Sophie Herxheimer, Meryl Pugh, david Roberts, Robbie Burton, Kate North, Pascale Petit, Nathalie Handal, Gavin Goodwin, Kimberly Campanello and Linda Black.
Full details here.
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Strikes, seascapes, teen revivals, queer transfeminist dreaming in the hours of the emergency.
£6 (incl. p&p), 40pp. Buy it here.
Datableed is open for submissions for issue 8 until August 13th. See here.