Alan Halsey: Selected Poems 1988-2016

Selected Poems 1988-2016 focuses on Alan Halsey’s longer poems from the period and brings together the previously scattered sequences Ars Poetica, Tracks & Tracts of the Lizopard, A Looking-Glass for Logoclasts and Latin for Today: The Sequel. It includes some revised and expanded texts such as the John Dee libretto Loagaeth alongside poems written since Rampant Inertia, published by Shearsman in 2014.

Peter Barlow’s Cigarette #15 – Alan Halsey, Tom Jenks, Geraldine Monk, Harriet Tarlo

An afternoon of experimental poetry

Featuring Alan Halsey, Tom Jenks, Geraldine Monk & Harriet Tarlo.

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Free entry, all welcome. Wine.

Upstairs at Deansgate Waterstones. 4pm. Saturday 7 November.

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Alan Halsey will be reading from his Versions of Martial, published earlier this year by Knives Forks & Spoons. His back catalogue includes The Text of Shelley’s Death (Five Seasons 1995), Marginalien (Five Seasons 2005) and Rampant Inertia (Shearsman 2015). Images he developed out of Dee & Kelley’s Enochian transcripts form the graphic component of Nigel Wood’s From the Diaries of John Dee, recently published by Apple Pie Editions. ‘Halsey’s publications bolt around the field like a deranged beagle’ (Ray Davis, Pseudopodium).

Tom Jenks’ latest collection is Spruce, published by Blart Books. Other works include Items, a 1000 fragment sequence published by if p then q, The Tome of Commencement, a spreadsheet translation of the Book of Genesis published by Stranger Press and 1000 Proverbs, a guide to modern life and manners with SJ Fowler, published by Knives Forks and Spoons. He administers the avant obects imprint zimZalla and co-organises The Other Room reading series and website

Geraldine Monk was first published in the 1970’s. Her poetry has appeared extensively in the U.K. and USA. Her latest book They Who Saw The Deep will be published next year in the USA by Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press. She is an affiliated poet to the Centre of Poetry and Poetics at the University of Sheffield.

Harriet Tarlo’s poetry publications include Love/Land (REM Press, 2003), Poems 1990-2003 (Shearsman Books, 2004), Poems 2004-2014 (Shearsman, 2015) Nab (Etruscan Books, 2005) and 2 artists books, Sound Unseen and behind land with Judith Tucker (Wild Pansy, 2013, 2015). Her academic essays on modernist and contemporary poetry appear in critical volumes published by Edinburgh University Press, Salt, Palgrave and Rodopi. Recent critical and creative work appears in Pilot, Jacket, Rampike, English Journal of Ecocriticism; Classical Receptions and Yellow Field. Exhibitions of texts, in collaboration with Jem Southam and Judith Tucker, have appeared at The Lowry, Salford, Tullie House, Carlisle; Musee de Moulages, Lyon and The University of Minneapolis. She edited a special feature on “Women and Eco-Poetics” for How2 Vol 3: No 2 and The Ground Aslant: An Anthology of Radical Landscape Poetry (Shearsman 2011). She is a Reader in Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University

Storm and Golden Sky:

FRIDAY 30th October 2015, 7 PM. Up the stairs (at the back of the barroom, above the pub name, above) at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool, £5.

A performance for poetry, sound and voice, featuring:

Geraldine Monk : poet and performer
Alan Halsey: poet and performer
Steve Boyland: vocalist and performer

From the Diaries of John Dee

Apple Pie Editions is delighted to announce the publication of From the Diaries of John Dee.

Poems by Nigel Wood, with images by Alan Halsey.

Mathematician, scholar, astronomer, advisor to Queen Elizabeth I … alchemist, occultist, heretic … John Dee (1527–1608) is one of the most enigmatic figures in British history.

Using material from Dee’s diaries, Nigel Wood has made poems that delve beneath the rumours and mythologies to offer a multifaceted portrait of a man seeking to understand the cosmos and his place within it. Accompanying the poems are visuals by Alan Halsey based on Dee’s transcriptions, charts and diagrams, his attempts to decode and interpret communications from other realms. Together the texts and images undertake a series of parallel explorations of his life and vision, resurrecting Dee with his own words.

isbn 978-1-909388-13-0

2015

78pp  •  paperback  •  £6.99 + £1.17 UK postal order

Book orders to a.halsey@westhousebooks.co.ukPayment by cheque or Paypal

See also: YouTube playlist Footnotes for John Dee