Peter Barlow’s Cigarette #23 – ft. Lila Matsumoto, Maggie O’Sullivan, Luke Thorogood, Chrissy Williams
An afternoon of alternative poetries
Saturday, June 24, 4.00 – 6.00, Waterstones, Deansgate
Free entry, free wine
LILA MATSUMOTO ~
’s publications include Soft Troika (If a Leaf Falls Press) and Allegories from my Kitchen (Sad Press). Lila’s poetry and criticism have been published in a variety of journals and anthologies including Jacket2, Tripwire, Zarf, and Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry. She has performed at places such as SoundEye Festival and Little Sparta garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay. Lila teaches creative writing at the University of Nottingham, where she she convenes the Nottingham Poetry Series:https://nottinghampoetryseries.wordpress.com/
MAGGIE O’SULLIVAN ~
‘s page at Pennsound (http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/OSullivan.php) is a primary resource for online recordings of her readings/performances. Her website is www.maggieosullivan.co.uk
LUKE THOROGOOD ~
writes about and through the ‘other’, using created characters to explore voice and form. He previously edited Three and a half point 9, and is currently the artwork editor for the Black Market Review. He is completing a masters in Creative Writing at Edge Hill, focusing on writing as created poets. He writes and creates for, along with a group of other writers, part of The Pollyverse, a multimedia extended story world around the adventures of Polly St. Irene.
CHRISSY WILLIAMS ~
is a poet and editor living in London. She has published various poetry pamphlets and her first full collection BEAR has just been published by Bloodaxe. She is director of the annual Free Verse: Poetry Book Fair and currently works as editor on the bestselling comic The Wicked + The Divine. twitter.com/chrissywilliams
Chrissy Williams launches her new book Bear, with Ed Doegar, Richard Scott and Anna Selby.
Free Verse: The Poetry Book Fair offers equal space to all exhibiting publishers, whether small or large, from pamphlets to anthologies, in all styles of writing, in order to give the public a chance to explore everything that contemporary poetry publishing has to offer, all under one roof. Free verse is organised by Chrissy Williams and Joey Connolly.
This year’s event is on Saturday 17th September at Conway Hall, London and the programme is out now, giving details of participants and readings.
LONDON SW7: Proms Extra Lates: Chrissy Williams
Date: Wednesday 7 September, 2016
Time: 10:00 PM
Price: Free, but book tickets in advance.
Elgar Room, Royal Albert Hall, London SW7 2AP
Publicity material for this event says:
BBC Proms Extra, in association with The Poetry Society, presents a series of late-night events at the Elgar Room in the Royal Albert Hall pairing musicians with poets. Hosted by Georgia Mann, and then broadcast on BBC Radio 3.
The poet featured at this event will be Chrissy Williams.
Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance from the Royal Albert Hall website.
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Poetry Comic Books Exhibition
At The Poetry Library, Southbank
Tuesday 12th May, 7.30
Join us at this opening event to view the new Poetry Comics exhibition, drink some wine, and contribute to the exhibition with your own poetry comics made on the evening.
The exhibition invites you to explore the world of Poetry Comics (from 12th May – 12th July) with items from The Saison Poetry Library collection and beyond.
This terrain, in which word and image meet, can be seen as building upon the tradition of Blake’s Illuminated Books and making it new. Includes works on display from Kenneth Koch, Joe Brainard and Bianca Stone and a range of reading copies of books including Howl: A Graphic Novel by Eric Drooker and Allen Ginsberg and Beowulf Cartoon by Mike Weller.
Admission is free. To book your place email:
The if p then q Christmas sale is now on. All books below are available via Lulu with decent postage rates overseas. The more you buy the less the postage! See if p then q – http://www.ifpthenq.co.uk for more details on the titles
David Berridge, Bring the Thing – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK
Lucy Harvest Clarke, Silveronda – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK
Derek Henderson, Thus & – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK
Tom Jenks, A Priori – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK
Tom Jenks, (*) Star – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK
Tom Jenks, Items – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK
Holly Pester, Hoofs – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK
seekers of lice, Encyclops. – WAS £4.00 NOW £3.20 LINK
Philip Terry, Advanced Immorality – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK
Chrissy Williams, Epigraphs WAS £4.00 NOW £3.20 LINK
A new issue of the online Shearsman Review edited by Ben Hickman features reviews of books including Chrissy Williams, Tony Lopez, Marianne Morris, Ken Edwards & Bill Griffiths.
Five or six new reviews at the ever growing Stride magazine including James Davies on Scott Thurston’s great new pamphlet Figure Detached, Figure Impermanent and Steve Spence on Chrissy Williams’ Epigraphs
Other Room reader Chrissy Williams will be reading with Richard Scott at Waterstones, 68-69 Hampstead High St, London, NW3 1QP. 7 PM start. Tickets £3 with a Waterstones card (or £5 without). Wine provided. To book, call in the store or telephone on 020 7794 1098.
Other Room reader Chrissy Williams appears on The Verb tonight discussing her latest book Epigraphs published by if p then q.
The show is broadcast at 10pm on Radio 3 and stays on iplayer for a week.
A new and fantastic title from if p then q by last year’s The Other Room performer Chrissy Williams. Epigraphs is a pamphlet of well, epigraphs. To find out more there’s a sample up on the if p then q website as well as details of how to purchase.
Chrissy Williams’ Angela Lansbury poem and Thatcher bingo from last month’s Other Room birthday party. Patrick Coyle and Rhys Trimble recordings to follow soon.
Chrissy Williams will read at the next Other Room on Monday, 8th April at The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester. Her site has details of all of her published work, including the above pow broadside Murder She Wrote, plus links to her work online.
The other readers will be Patrick Coyle, Sarah Crewe and Rhys Trimble.
After our next event, on 6th February, is The Other Room’s 5th birthday which takes place on 8th April at The Castle Hotel. Confirmed readers are Patrick Coyle, Sarah Crewe, Rhys Trimble and Chrissy Williams.
Put it on your calendar now!