Cusp: The Event. Monk & Halsey will read poetry which inspired their generation of Brit Poets from Sappho to Stein, from Metaphysicals to Beats, from Trad to Mad from Avant to Garde from Anon to Dada. An hour of body electrics and aural delights.
Thursday, 6 June 2013, 6.3o pm start. Bank Street Arts, 32-40 Bank Street, Sheffield, S1 2DS.
Three Minute Theatre
Thursday May 2nd
To celebrate the publication of CUSP: Recollections of Poetry in Transition (Shearsman Books) edited by Geraldine Monk, a collective autobiography of some of the UK’s most vital poets.
Eight of the contributing poets will be reading poetry which has inspired them, from Sappho to Stein, from the Metaphysicals to the Beats plus a taster of their own poetry.
Starring Jim Burns, Frances Presley, Ian Davidson, David Annwn, Nicholas Johnson, Alan Halsey, Tim Allen and Geraldine Monk.
Geraldine Monk will be your MC for the evening so prepare to be entertained.
What the reviewers said:
‘A joy to read’ Kevin King. ‘An instructional read. Fun too.’ Charles Boyle. ‘Cusp is an enjoyable, exhilarating and annoying book which I recommend to all.’ Rupert Loydell. ‘A book to dip into and think about’ Steve Spence ‘ ‘A kind of angry nostalgia’ Notre Dame Review.
Three Minute Theatre
Manchester M4 1PW
(5 mins from Piccadilly train station).
Thursday May 2nd
to mark the centenary of
the first French edition of
La prose du Transsiberien et de la Petite Jehanne de France
Tony Baker’s translation
with graphic interventions by Alan Halsey
published by West House Books in 2001
and out of print long since
is available again free @
West House Books
E·ratio publishes poetry in the postmodern idioms with an emphasis on the intransitive. New issue out now, including Other Room reader Alan Halsey.
THE ENSEMBLE: Tim Allen, Joanne Ashcroft, Richard Barrett, Leanne Bridgewater, Matt Dalby, Phil Davenport, James Davies, Ollie Evans, Patricia Farrell, Clive Fencott, Alan Halsey, Michael Haslam, Tom Jenks, Angela Keaton, Geraldine Monk, Maggie O’Sullivan, Holly Pester, Robert Sheppard, Adrian Slatcher, Chris Stephenson, Scott Thurston, Gareth Twose, Steven Waling, Steve Willey and Nigel Wood.
Visit Ubu at the LINK to hear letters d, p and t of the ABC in Sound.
The Other Room 35 takes place at The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester, M2 4PD. Tuesday 23rd October 2012, 7.00 pm. FREE
In White Writing is a narrative visual poem or graphic novella or both. A record in either case of a life lived on paper, the writing-dust of 2007-10 retrieved, collaged and drawn over, drawn back on itself in a wholesale reversal or revaluation of print values, white text and images showing up and out of a solid and dreamless black ground. More at West House Books.
Steve McCaffery PANOPTICON. BookThug rev. edn. 2011. £15
Taking its inspiration from Jeremy Bentham’s ‘Panopticon Papers’, McCaffery’s Panopticon shatters all omnivision in a tour de force of formal innovation, theoretical comment and narrative critique. In Panopticon narrative stutters, repeats itself, sequence is deranged and complicated by a multimedia presence on the page of grids, film bands and acoustic channels. On its first appearance Charles Bernstein hailed the book as ‘perhaps the exemplary “antiabsorptive work” and William McPheron claimed it as “an extraordinary act of revolution and charity”. Out of print for more than twenty years, this new edition has been revised extensively and is accompanied by an afterword written by McCaffery himself.
OPEN LETTER 14.7, Fall 2011: Breakthrough Nostalgia: Reading Steve McCaffery Then and Now. Ed. Stephen Cain. 172pp. £10.50
W/ contributions by Geoffrey Hlibchuk, Stephen Voyce, Gregory Betts, Tim Conley, Jason Starnes, Alessandra Capperdoni, Jean-Jacques Lecercle, Matt Carrington, Lori Emerson, Andy Weaver, Christian Bök, Derek Beaulieu, Alan Halsey, Peter Jaeger + new poetry & prose by SMcC.
Allen Fisher PROPOSALS, 1-35. Poem-image-commentary. 76pp incl. 35 images in colour. Spanner 2010. £9.50
Allen Fisher STROLL & STRUT STEP. 16pp + 3 images in colour. Spanner 2004. £7.50
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