Reading: Andrea Brady, Robert Hampson, Sophie Seita


25th May, 19:00–21:00. 11 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3RF.

Royal Holloway Poetics Research Centre and Kent Centre for Modern Poetry present readings by:

Andrea Brady, Robert Hampson, Sophie Seita


Andrea Brady’s books of poetry include Vacation of a Lifetime (Salt, 2001), Wildfire: A Verse Essay on Obscurity and Illumination (Krupskaya, 2010), Mutability: scripts for infancy (Seagull, 2012), Cut from the Rushes (Reality Street, 2013), Dompteuse (Bookthug, 2014) and (Crater, 2016). She is Professor of Poetry at Queen Mary University of London, where she runs the Centre for Poetry and curates the Globe Road Poetry festival. Andrea is director of the Archive of the Now (, the UK’s largest digital archive of performances by experimental poets. With Keston Sutherland she is co-publisher of Barque Press (

Robert Hampson has had a long-term involvement with contempory innovative poetry as editor, critic and practitioner. He co-edited the magazine Alembic during the 1970s, and he and Peter Barry co-edited the pioneering collection of essays The New British poetries: The scope of the posible (Manchester University press, 1993). He co-edited Frank O’Hara Now (Liverpool University Press, 2010) with Will Montgomery and Clasp: late modernist poetry in London in the 1970s (Shearsman, 2016) with Ken Edwards. His own most recent poetry publications include Assembled Fugitives: Selected Poems 1973-1998 (Stride, 2000), Seaport (Shearsman, 2008), an explanation of colours (Veer, 2010), and sonnets 4 sophie (pushtika, 2015). Reworked Disasters (Knivesforksand spoons, 2013) was long-listed for the Forward Prize. He collaborated (with Robert Sheppard) on Liverpool (hugs &) kisses (2015).

Sophie Seita works with language on the page, in performance, and in translation. She has presented her work at the Serpentine Gallery (London), La MaMa Galleria (NYC), Company Gallery (NYC), SoundEye (Cork, Ireland), Neue Töne Festival (Stuttgart, Germany), Goethe-Institut New York, and elsewhere. Her publications include Les Bijoux Indiscrets, or, Paper Tigers (Gauss PDF, 2017), Meat (Little Red Leaves, 2015), Fantasias in Counting(BlazeVOX, 2014), 12 Steps (Wide Range, 2012), and i mean i dislike that fate that i was made to where, a translation of the German poet Uljana Wolf (Wonder, 2015). The recipient of various awards and fellowships for her creative and critical work, she also received a PEN/Heim Grant (2015) for her forthcoming translation of Wolf’s Subsisters: Selected Poems (Belladonna*, 2017). She is a Junior Research Fellow at Queens’ College, Cambridge, where she’s currently editing a facsimile reprint of The Blind Man (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2017) and finishing her first monograph on avant-garde little magazine communities.

Storm and Golden Sky

7.30 (entrance £5)

At The Caledonia

(in the Georgian Quarter on the edge of Catharine Street and Caledonia Street: up the steep stairs at the back of the bar room)

 Andrea Brady and Yvonne Riddick on 28th October

Andrea Brady was born in Philadelphia in 1974, and has lived in the UK since 1996. She is the director of the Archive of the Now (, and co-publisher of Barque Press. Her publications include Vacation of a Lifetime (Salt, 2001), Embrace(Object Permanence, 2005), and the hypertext verse essay Wildfire (, 2006). Recent work The Strong Room (London: Crater Press, 2016, 66pp) was preceded by Cut from The Rushes (Hastings: Reality Street, 2013, 134pp). Mutabililty: Scripts for Infancy (London, New York and Calcutta: Seagull Books) was published in 2012. She has performed throughout the UK, Europe and US. Widely published in small magazines, Andrea teaches Renaissance and contemporary literature at Queen Mary, where she is Professor of Poetry. She lives in London.

Yvonne Reddick is a poet and academic researcher. She was a Wordsworth Trust mentee in 2014 and won a Northern Writer’s Award in 2016. She has published poetry pamphlets with Seapressed and with Knives, Forks and Spoons Press. Her collaborative art and poetry exhibition Deerhart has toured to galleries in Cambridge and Preston, and will travel to Edinburgh in late 2017.

UEA Poetry Festival now booking



+ more tba

Friday 17 April: 18.00 till late (venue tbc.)
Saturday 18 April: 13.00 -23.00 (UEA Drama Studio)

Friday night: entrance free
Saturday: £10 waged, £5 unwaged

For more details, see UEA POETICS PROJECT:

Hix Eros 3

Hix Eros Poetry Review’s third issue is live, here:

Featuring reviews of Andrea Brady, Stephen Emmerson & Chris Stephenson, Jeff  Hilson, Coleen Hind & Pocahontas Mildew, Frances Kruk, MacGillivray,  Reitha Pattison, Sous les Pavés #3, Steve Roggenbuck and Samantha Walton.  Eds. Lindsay/Luna. Designed, typset and produced by Robbie Dawson. January 2014.

Scott Thurston:Talking Poetics— Dialogues in Innovative Poetry

This is a book of full-length interviews with the poets Karen Mac Cormack, Jennifer Moxley, Caroline Bergvall and Andrea Brady carried out between 2008 and 2009 in the UK and USA by Scott Thurston. During the course of these conversations, the poets explore a huge range of topics likely to interest anyone concerned with the state of innovative poetry today. Each interview considers the complete oeuvre of each writer and includes detailed engagements with selected texts as well as unfolding themes such as the role of innovation, the politics of poetry and reflections on lyric and autobiography. Each interview is footnoted and there is an extensive bibliography. Out now on Shearsman.

The Other Room – future events

For your diary our next scheduled events are as follows:

October 26th 2011, 7.00 @ Old Abbey Inn, Manchester, The Other Room with Jennifer Cooke, Colin Herd & Steven Fowler
February 29th 2012, 7.00 @ Old Abbey Inn, Manchester, The Other Room with Andrea Brady, nick-e melville & Tim Allen
April 19th 2012, 7.00 @ Old Abbey Inn, Manchester, The Other Room 4th birthday with Tony Lopez, Paula Claire, Becky Cremin & Elena Rivera