The Other Room 23 reviewed

Interesting discussions from Matt Dalby and Steve Waling

It was an ambitious programme this time. Derek Henderson read via live stream from Utah – and the other readers (Carrie Etter, Alec Finlay and Ken Edwards) were streamed out to the wider world. The venue was pretty packed and there were a number of new faces.

Derek Henderson reading from the recently released if p then q collection Thus & was the highlight of the evening for me. The collection is described as ‘a systematic erasure of Ted Berrigan’s 1964 collection The Sonnets.’

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The last Other Room was a really terrific night – to think that it’s already got to three years is quite stupendous. Derek Henderson live-streamed from Utah was one of the highlights, as was seeing the poet and editor Carrie Etter reading from her Shearsman book, Divining for Starters. Ken Edwards was also good, as was Alec Finlay. It was an interesting evening that brought up some issues.

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The Other Room Itinerary rest of 2011

An exciting series of events already brewing. Advance notice for those of you booking your holidays to the south of France. All at The Old Abbey Inn, Manchester, 7pm start unless stated.

April 6th – Ken Edwards, Alec Finlay, Carrie Etter & Derek Henderson

June 7th – Steve McCaffery, Karen Mac Cormack, Geraldine Monk, Alan Halsey (THE OTHER ROOM IN ASSOCIATION WITH INFORMATION AS MATERIAL IN LEEDS – TIME AND VENUE TBC)

June 8th – Steve McCaffery & Karen Mac Cormack

July 20th – Chris Goode, Jonny Liron & Tamarin Norwood

August 24th – Phil Terry, Rachel Lois Clapham & David Berridge

25th Feb. Sean Bonney at Edge Hill cancelled

This event will not take place. Any tickets purchased will be refunded. But there will be two other events at Edge Hill:

3rd March 2010 Jenn Ashworth was born in 1982 in Preston, Lancashire and studied at Cambridge and Manchester. She’s worked as a barmaid, a waitress, a Samaritan and a cleaner and she currently lives with her daughter in Preston and runs a library inside a prison. She writes a blog here: www.jennashworth.blogspot.com and her first novel was published with Arcadia in May 2009: A Kind of Intimacy Rose Theatre. 7.30: £3.50

20th April : Open Poetry and Poetics meeting: Carrie Etter: 6-8.00, venue in Education Block: E22; free

On her anthology Infinite Difference and her own poetry. Carrie Etter is an American poet resident in England since 2001. Previously she lived in Normal, Illinois (until age 19) and southern California (from age 19 to 32). In the UK, her poems have appeared in, amongst others, New Welsh Review, Poetry Wales, Poetry Review, PN Review, Shearsman, Stand and TLS, while in the US her poems have appeared in magazines such as Aufgabe, Columbia, Court Green, The Iowa Review, The New Republic, Seneca Review. Her first collection, The Tethers, was published by Seren in June 2009, and her second, Divining for Starters, containing more experimental work, is due for publication by Shearsman Books in 2011. he is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing for Bath Spa University.

Three events at Edge Hill

Via Robert Sheppard:

25th February 2010: Sean Bonney was born in Brighton and brought up in the north of England, and now lives in London. His books include Notes on Heresy (Writers Forum, 2002), Blade Pitch Control Unit (Salt, 2005),Document: hexprogress (Yt Communication, 2006), Baudelaire in English(Veer 2008) and Document: poems, diagrams, manifestos (Barque 2009). He co-edits the press Yt Communication.Together with other younger poets his work marks a progression and continuance of the British Poetry Revival. His ideological drive andenergetic performance style mark him out as a leading proponent of thisschool of poetry, so expect an explosive performance. Rose Theatre 7.30: £3.50

3rd March 2010 Jenn Ashworth was born in 1982 in Preston, Lancashire and studied at Cambridge and Manchester. She’s worked as a barmaid, a waitress, a Samaritan and a cleaner and she currently lives with her daughter in Preston and runs a library inside a prison. She writes a blog here: http://www.jennashworth.blogspot.com and her first novel waspublished with Arcadia in May 2009: A Kind of Intimacy Rose Theatre. 7.30: £3.50

Plus Open Poetry and Poetics meeting: Carrie Etter: 6-8.00 on 20thApril 2010, venue in Education Block; free

On her anthology Infinite Difference and her own poetry. Carrie Etter is an American poet resident in England since 2001. Previously she lived in Normal, Illinois (until age 19) and southern California (from age 19to 32). In the UK, her poems have appeared in, amongst others, New WelshReview, Poetry Wales, Poetry Review, PN Review, Shearsman, Stand and TLS, while in the US her poems have appeared in magazines such as Aufgabe, Columbia, Court Green, The Iowa Review, The New Republic, Seneca Review. Her first collection, The Tethers, was published by Seren in June 2009, and her second, Divining for Starters, containing moreexperimental work, is due for publication by Shearsman Books in 2011.She is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing for Bath Spa University.