Sophie Mayer: A Preview

On December 9th 2015 The Other Room is very pleased to be hosting the launch of Out of Everywhere 2: Linguistically Innovative poetry by Women in North America & the UK. Hope to see you there. Flier in the middle column for more details.

Sophie Mayer is the co-editor of Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot (English PEN, 2012, with Markie Burnhope and Sarah Crewe) and Glitter is a Gender (Contraband, 2014, with Sarah Crewe). She has published poetry collections with Shearsman, Salt, Oystercatcher, Knives Forks and Spoons, and – most recently – (O) with Arc and kaolin, or How Does a Girl Like You Get to be a Girl Like You with Lark. She is currently a full-time feminist film activist. @tr0ublemayer.

Christine Kennedy: A Preview

On December 9th 2015 The Other Room is very pleased to be hosting the launch of Out of Everywhere 2: Linguistically Innovative poetry by Women in North America & the UK. Hope to see you there. Flier in the middle column for more details.

Christine Kennedy is a Sheffield-based writer, artist and independent scholar who has published co-authored articles on women’s experimental poetry. Her own experimental poetry grew out of her fine art practice and has remained largely integral to it. Her poetry publications include ‘Hobby Horse: A Puppet Play for Cabaret Voltaire’ in Dadadollz (ISPress, 2010), Nineteen Nights in San Francisco (West House Books / The Cherry On The Top Press, 2007) and Possessions (The Cherry On The Top Press, 2003). The poetry sequence Twelve Entries from The Encyclopaedia of Natural Sexual Relations is published by The Cherry On The Top Press (2000/2003) including her short supporting essay. The White Lady’s Casket, her site-specific text installation for Bishops’ House and her supporting essay, are published in RSE 4packs No4: Renga + (Reality Street Editions, 2002). She is the co-author of Women’s Experimental Poetry in Britain 1970-2010: Body, Time and Locale (Liverpool University Press, 2013) which is the first full-length study of these poets. Readings of her work can be heard at http://www.archiveofthenow.org/authors/?i=49&f=1515#1515 and her studio blog is at https://warmstoragestudio.wordpress.com/

Emily Critchley: A Preview

On December 9th 2015 The Other Room is very pleased to be hosting the launch of Out of Everywhere 2: Linguistically Innovative poetry by Women in North America & the UK. Hope to see you there. Flier in the middle column for more details.

Emily Critchley is the author of several poetry collections (with Arehouse, Bad press, Dusie, Oystercatcher, Torque, Holdfire, Corrupt and Intercapillary presses) and a selected writing: Love / All That / & OK (Penned in the Margins, 2011). She has also published critical articles – on poetry, philosophy and feminism – and is the editor of Out of Everywhere 2: linguistically innovative poetry by women in north America & the UK (Reality Street, 2015). Critchley is Senior Lecturer in English and Creative Writing at the University of Greenwich, and lives in London with her partner and daughter.

Here is Emily being interviewed at The Other Room a few years back


Elizabeth Jane Burnett: A Preview

On December 9th 2015 The Other Room is very pleased to be hosting the launch of Out of Everywhere 2: Linguistically Innovative poetry by Women in North America & the UK. Hope to see you there. Flier in the middle column for more details.

Elizabeth-Jane Burnett is a poet, critic and curator. Poetry includes: Her Body: The City, Exotic Birds and oh-zones and has been anthologised in Dear World And Everyone In It: New Poetry in the UK (Bloodaxe). Criticism has appeared in journals such as the Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, Jacket, How2, Green Humanities. She has curated exhibitions with the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW) and is currently collaborating on a film on the poet John Clare. A collection on wild swimming and a monograph on the gift are forthcoming. She is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Newman University in Birmingham.

http://www.elizabethjaneburnett.com/

Hobby Horse: A PUPPET PLAY FOR CABARET VOLTAIRE

Hobby Horse: A PUPPET PLAY FOR CABARET VOLTAIRE

by CHRISTINE KENNEDY

A celebration of the DADA dolls & art of

Emmy Hennings, Hannah Höch, and Sophie Taeuber-Arp.

Tuesday 13 March 6pm

Digital Performance Lab

University of Salford at MediaCityUK, Salford Quays

See: http://www.salford.ac.uk/MediaCityUK/location for directions

ADMISSION FREE

SIMPLE REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED

Doors open at 6pm

Performance starts at 6.15 – latecomers will not be admitted until the interval

The performance lasts approx 30 minutes and the interval for 20 minutes

A creative practice lecture and discussion will follow the interval

D A D A D O L L Z

POETRY READING – BOOK LAUNCH – PERFORMANCE – MUSIC

Astounding, Ground-Breaking, Subversive: a Celebration of the DADA dolls & art of Emmy Hennings, Hannah Höch, and Sophie Taeuber-Arp.
CHRISTINE KENNEDY
Hobby Horse: A PUPPET PLAY FOR CABARET VOLTAIRE

&

DAVID ANNWN, MICK BECK & JOHN COWEY
RunDADAnella: A ROUND DANCE POEM WITH MUSIC TUESDAY 24th May

£5.00 (Waged) & £3.00 (Unwaged) – Wine provided
8.00pm for 8.30 start

Over the Top, 78 Kingfield Road, Nether Edge, SHEFFIELD S11 9AU Access by 22 or 10 buses, near the Union pub. Easy parking.

ABOUT DADADOLLZ
The Over The Top music series hosts this evening of poetry with performance and music as the Sheffield launch of the publication of Dadadollz. Dadadollz celebrates the women Dada artists of the Cabaret Voltaire at the great moment of flowering of modern and radical art during the years of the First World War. Dada artists, Emmy Hennings, Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Hannah Hoch made and exhibited dolls for plays, revue catalogues, posters and photographs. ‘The Stag King’ was a Puppet play for Dada Zurich. Hoch’s photo-collages also featured myriad dolls.Dadadollz is a collaboration where Christine Kennedy and David Annwn have created new doll works and images: a Puppet play and a RunDADanella, or round-song and live music, to celebrate these women’s achievements. The Hadron Collider and Elle are just two of the artifacts drawn into the vortex.

Dadadollz is published in 2010 by ISPress ISBN 0-9533897-5-8
Copies are available at the Sheffield event on 24th April, and by post from ISPress, 3 Westfield Park College Grove, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England WF1 3RP

Christine Kennedy is a writer and artist based in Sheffield, and David Annwn is a poet based in Wakefield. David’s live project also involves haunting and playful neo-Dadaist collaboration with saxophonist Mick Beck and guitarist John Cowey.

These innovative musicians gleefully take the RunDADAnella apart from the inside, Mick’s magisterial, unpredictable free-form and John’s skilful feel for cabaret folk opening new musical perspectives, sparring and combining in irrepressible high spirits. This is a real first for poetry and music, in Sheffield & everywhere.