Ian Patterson’s books include ‘Time to Get Here – Selected Poems 1969-2002,’ from Salt Publishing (2003), ‘Guernica and Total War,’ from Profile Books (2007) and a translation of the final volume of Proust’s ‘À la recherche du temps perdu,’ ‘Le Temps retrouvé,’ from Penguin (2003). Barque Press published the chapbook ‘The Glass Bell’ in 2009.



Andrew Duncan’s selected poems, ‘Anxiety Before Entering a Room,” was published by Salt in 2001; the critical collection ‘The Failure of Conservatism in Modern British Poetry’ in 2003. He has been the editor of the poetry journal Angel Exhaust since 1992.



Richard Parker is the author of ‘From the Mountain of California,’ from Openned Press (2011); he is the editor of Crater Press, a hand-bound and letter-pressed poetry pamphlet series based in London and Brighton and Turkey.

Upstairs @ THE HOPE, Queen’s Road, Brighton

7:30pm for an 8:00pm start

£4 for all

Alloa Poetry Jamboree

The very first Alloa Poetry Jamboree is confirmed as a going concern, running 2 – 4 November, and featuring Tom Leonard, Lila Matsumoto, Peter Manson, Drew Milne, Bill Herbert, Andrew Duncan, Jim Ferguson, Donny O’Rourke, Kathleen Jamie, Dorothy Alexander, nick-e melville, David Kinloch, Samantha Walton, Frank Kuppner, Gerry Loose and Jennifer Williams.



Via David Bircumshaw:


Despite the denials of official organs, Wales participated in the great blossoming of poetic culture of those decades between the end of the primary Cold War and the dawn of the New Right, and this unofficial English literary magazine is offering a large-scale celebration of the achievements of Welsh poets whose optimism captured them. The fall of monoliths spills daylight onto the missing half of the picture. The most interesting anglophone Welsh literature of the past century has been in the innovative vein.

A mixture of poetry, essays, memoirs, and interviews recreates a literary era in depth.
Poets featured are: John James, David Barnett, Paul Evans, Iain Sinclair, Zoë Skoulding, Ralph Hawkins, Peter Finch, David Greenslade, John Goodby, Nic Laight, Nick Macias, Niall Quinn, Philip Jenkins, Graham Hartill, Lynette Roberts, Chris Ozzard, Rhys Trimble, John Powell Ward. We touch on the history of innovative writing in Welsh and even turn up two avant garde texts in Welsh. An analytical essay (drawing on work only available in Welsh) uncovers the use of Welsh patterns of consonantal echoing in the English experimental tradition. An ample poetry anthology includes mainly unpublished poetry but also recovers texts from as far back as the seventies, defying forgetfulness.

Living witnesses told us strange tales. Recovery of original texts from archives and deposits has brought a disintegration of the intellectual legacy. Salvaged from among the debris of Christian, nationalist, and communalist ideologies, we shake clear a brilliant line of liberated and imaginative writing. Set up in order to fill a gap, the project has uncovered a whole gulf, a submerged realm of sophisticated intellectual exploration. Awed, we recover the traces of the classic Welsh magazine 2nd Aeon between 1966 and 1975. That is truly why each aeon is free after the first one.

£7. 1.70 pp. publication date 4 June 2010. available from: 21 Querneby Road, Nottingham, NG3 5JA. cheques payable to ‘Andrew Duncan’ please.

edited by Goodby and Duncan.

Angel Exhaust 20 ‘You just rang Anne Widecombe?

Out now featuring:

  • John Kinsella
  • Kelvin Corcoran
  • Jeff Hilson
  • DS Marriott
  • John Goodby
  • David Chaloner
  • Jesse Glass
  • Rita Dahl
  • Jason Wilkinson
  • Michael Haslam
  • Charles Bainbridge
  • Chris Brownsword
  • Colin Simms
  • Out To Lunch
  • Carrie Etter

144 pp.

PLUS the results of a survey where contemporary poets explain what’s wrong with the poetry scene. A fearless analytical exposé of the moral gutter where the sleaze flows night and day. We toss those bastards into the big wok of repentance. We rake the muck and rack the mopes. It’s twilight for the deep pigs.

Price: £7.00 including postage. Address: 21 Querneby Road, Nottingham, Notts NG3 5JA. Cheques payable to ‘Andrew Duncan’