Allen Fisher and Bill Griffiths books are Reality Street’s final titles
From 1982 to 2005 Allen Fisher’s major work (following his previous project of the 1970s,PLACE, published in its entirety by Reality Street in 2005) was a sequence of poems that went by the overall title Gravity as a consequence of shape. Taking their titles from an alphabetical list of jazz dances, and using scientific vocabulary and collage practices – erudite, funny and expansive – they were published in several stages over the years.
Now – as with PLACE – Reality Street is publishing the entire sequence in one sumptuous paperback edition.
Charles Bernstein has described this as “a masterful work in the project of undoing mastery”.
The book is on general sale from today, 27 June. Supporter subscribers in the UK should have received their copy by now. Supporter subscribers in the rest of the world – please be patient, your copy will be on its way in the next couple of weeks.
Bill Griffiths’ Collected Poems Volume 3 was published in May. All subscribers should now have their copies.
Together, these two titles by poets we have long championed bring the Reality Street project to a fitting conclusion. The press was launched in 1993 by Ken Edwards and Wendy Mulford, and has been run for the past 18 years by Ken Edwards, who will now devote more of his time to his own writing. All current titles will be kept in print for the foreseeable future, but no new ones are planned. Many thanks for your support of and interest in the press over the years.
Amy De’Ath, Graham Hartill, Allen Fisher
Amy De’Ath’s poetry chapbooks include ON MY LOVE FOR gender abolition (Capricious 2016), Lower Parallel (Barque 2014), Caribou (Bad Press 2011), and Erec & Enide (Salt 2010). With Fred Wah, she is the editor of a poetics anthology, Toward. Some. Air. (Banff Centre Press 2015). Her criticism has appeared in Women: A Cultural Review, Anguish Language (Archive Books 2015), and Cambridge Literary Review, and is forthcoming in After Objectvism: Reconfiguring 21st-Century Poetry and Poetics (U of Iowa P 2017). She is a PhD Candidate at Simon Fraser University and lives in Vanco…uver, on unceded Coast Salish Territories.
Graham Hartill’s latest collection is Chroma (Boiled String, 2013). He also publishes collaborative translations (with Wu Fu-Sheng) from classical Chinese and essays on poetics and creative writing in health and social care settings. He works as a writer in residence in HMP Parc and teaches on the MSc in Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes for the Metanoia Institute.
Allen Fisher is a poet, painter, publisher and art historian, lives in Hereford, UK. Emeritus Professor of Poetry & Art at Manchester Metropolitan University; over 150 single-authored publications of poetry, graphics, aesthetic theory and art documentation; exhibited in many shows from Tate Britain to King’s Gallery York. Examples of his work in the Tate Collection, The King’s Archive London, the Living Museum, Iceland and various British and international private collections. Last single-artist show was at the Apple Store Gallery Hereford in 2013. Two recent books of poetry and image were: TIP REGARD, and SPUTTOR. A second edition of the collected PLACE books of poetry was published earlier this year, the collected GRAVITY books are scheduled for publication in autumn, 2016. There is a book of essays on poetry and art, IMPERFECT FIT, due from University of Alabama Press also this autumn.
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Issue 8 of Karawa.net features German translations of Other Room readers Sean Bonney, Allen Fisher and SJ Fowler, plus others. More at the Karawa.net site.
Allen Fisher is the Poet-in-Residence at the 3 Choirs in Hereford this year, 25 July – 1st August 2015.
Allen will visit many of the concerts in venues around the city from Purcell on day one to Verdi on day seven. During 3 Choirs week he will post notices of his research to the online 3 Choirs Plus and he will copy this to a Notice Board on the corner of King Street and Broad Street at the old Herefordshire Information centre. On Saturday at 3pm he will present his assembled thoughts and poetry at a reading at the Apple Store Gallery in Rockfield Road, off of Aylestone Hill.
CLIVE BUSH & ALLEN FISHER
Wednesday, January 21 at 7:30pm
The Apple Tree Clerkenwell in London, United Kingdom
Allen Fisher Double Launch @ BBK (Friday, 05 December 2014)
Reading, and double launch
The CPRC Birkbeck welcomes Allen Fisher.
Friday 5th December 2014
7:30pm, Keynes Library, School of Arts building, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD.
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All welcome – free entry
Featuring the launch of two Allen Fisher Veer Books: the new editon of Defamiliarising ______________* , as well as the brand newSPUTTOR