28th November at 7pm. Waterloo Tea (21-25 Wyndham Arcade Cardiff, Cardiff)
21-25 Wyndham Arcade Cardiff, Cardiff, CF10 1FH.
Lisa Samuels is the author of fifteen books of poetry, memoir, and prose—mostly poetry—including Wild Dialectics (Shearsman 2012), Anti M (Chax 2013), Tender Girl (Dusie 2015), and Symphony for Human Transport (Shearsman 2017). She also publishes essays and soundworks as well as editing books, collaborating with composers, and working with film. Living in Aotearoa/New Zealand since 2006 and having also lived in the Middle East, Europe, Malaysia, and the US, where she was born, has made transnationalism fundamental in her ethics and imagination. Lisa has a University of Virginia PhD and earns her living as an academic while also raising her son.
John Hall is a poet, retired teacher, essayist. He is author of several collections of poetry and of two volumes of essays. He also makes visual texts, mostly for domestic frames, and has been active in collaborations. He was closely involved in the formation of Performance Writing at Dartington College of Arts. As a Said Place is his most recent collection of page-poems.johnhallpoet.org.uk
Flo Fflach AKA Maura Hazelden is a visual artist who has shifted to words/language, on the page & out of the mouth: poetic, abstract, lists. She studied dance, and later 2d design, and then fine art: timebased & photovisual [Caerdydd]. In 2009, she was accepted onto Dartington’s MA Performance Writing but had to defer, but took up a place at Falmouth. Works: PW12, Arnolfini; Noises of Art, Aberystwyth; Text Festival, Bury. Currently: Nid/Not Writer in Residence ArcadeCardiff. Making work that sometimes might fragmented have lost its original meaning; and lists.maurahazelden.blogspot.co.uk
The Cardiff Poetry Experiment is poetry reading series whose aim is to curate a space to discuss and listen to contemporary poetry that is suggestive of the experimental.
Holly Pester, John Wilkinson, Rowan Evans.
Tuesday, July 4 at 7 PM. Jacobs Market, West Canal Wharf, Cardiff, CF10 5DB.
7 April at 7 PM. Jacobs Market, West Canal Wharf, Cardiff, CF10 5DB.
Cardiff Poetry Experiment will launch Poetry Wales’s new Future/No Future issue with an evening of live poetry at Jacob’s Antiques in Cardiff.
What happens to language when the future keeps getting cancelled?
Nathan Jones, Peter Finch, Ailbhe Darcy and Julia Rose Lewis will read and perform from the new issue which explores futurism, utopia, dystopia and the ‘lossy present’.
Organised by Poetry Wales and the Cardiff Poetry Experiment, supported by the School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University.
Holly Corfield Carr is a poet based in Bristol and Cambridge where she is completing a PhD in site-specific writing practices in contemporary poetry and sculpture. She is currently a 2016/17 Visiting Research Fellow at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds and previous residencies include the Curfew Tower, Spike Island, the British Ceramics Biennial, the Wordsworth Trust and the Bristol Poetry Institute. Her poems have been commissioned for passenger ferries, orchards and car parks and broadcast on BBC Radios 3 and 4. She received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2012 and the Frieze Writer’s Prize in 2015.
Childe Roland is a fictional character with some basis in historical fact. His quest for the dark tower across a wasteland mirrors his attempts at spanning the frigid landscape of the blank page with a line of over-extended alliteration and faulty reasoning and disruptive grammar. Published works include Six of Clubs, Stars, Trees, and the play Ham and Jam from Hafan Press.
James Wilkes writes poetry and makes installation and performance work. Recent performances/installations have taken place at The Other Room, Manchester; Godsbanen, Aarhus; Wellcome Collection, London; Battersea Arts Centre, London. His poetry and prose has been published in Datableed, The Wire, Gorse, The White Review, Torque #2, Litmus and Poetry Wales. Until recently he was Associate Director of Hubbub, a collective of researchers and artists exploring rest and its opposites – including noise, work and mindwandering – as the first recipients of The Hub Award at Wellcome Collection.
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.
Doors open at 7pm, readings promptly at 7:30pm
Free admission, accompanied by discussions
Refreshments available for purchase
Cardiff City Centre,
(enter opposite Central Library)