A long and interesting list, with mentions for Other Room readers Tim Atkins, David Berridge, Peter Hughes, Alistair Noon, Michelle Naka Pierce,.Eléna Rivera and Rachel Sills. More here.
The Essex Camarade
At the Essex Book Festival – March Sunday 20th 2016, First Site Gallery – 1pm to 3.30pm – Free Entrance
The Essex Camarade will see a series of brand new collaborations written by poets in pairs, from the Essex area or attending the festival especially, featuring:
Anna Townley & Lawrence Bradby
Simon Everett & Ben Shillito
Matthew Sheppard & James Tague
Justin Hopper & Lucy Greeves
SJ Fowler & David Berridge
Mark Waldron & Rebecca Perry
Carole Webster & Emma Kittle Pey
Vicki Weitz & Isabella Martin
Tim Atkins & Jeff Hilson
James Davies & Philip Terry
As part of the Camarade, SJ Fowler & David Berridge will also be launching their collaborative poetry collection 40 Feet, published by Knives Forks and Spoons press. More here.
if p then q Christmas sale now on
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
New issue out now, plus e-chaps by Eileen R. Tabios and David Berridge.
if p then q reviews round up
if p then q books operate in an interesting corner of the poetry publishing spectrum, embracing a range of experimental and ‘sound-based’ writers of differing persuasions and distinctions.
Steve Spence reviews books by David Berridge, Geof Huth, Derek Henderson, Tim Atkins, Holly Pester and P. Inman
Read more HERE
Ludicrous Aesthete: David Berridge
Ludicrous Aesthete was written for the Reel Iraq festival at London’s Rich Mix in March 2013: “obstinate dogmatic cunning capable// lion asks: is it written anywhere that/it had to be found in the darkness.” Out now on Blart.
Berridge & Lice launch
ENEMIES: THE SELECTED COLLABORATIONS OF SJ FOWLER
Friday 25 October
Intensity crackles. Tension teases. At what point does collision become collaboration? When do the bandages come off?”
David Berridge – Bring the Thing
Other Room reader David Berridge has a new publication with if p then q.
To find out more visit the LINK
David Berridge & Tom Jenks readings at Free Verse
The Grimace, David Berridge
Great writer, great press, out now.
Films from the Enemigos event in London on 30th May are now online, including this one of SJ Fowler. Other films available as follows:
David Berridge – The Poet is Working
Out now from Dept press.
David Berridge: Turf
Out now from Nikolai Duffy’s Like This press, TURF explores relations of poets and natural history, both in the field and amongst books. Three handbooks – A Pedagogy of Grasses, Understanding Glaciers, and Bird Song for Dogs – provide basic orientation and identification skills, whilst notebooks and memos offer histories of Anglo-American poetry in which the geographer Carl Sauer and botanists Agnes Arber and Edgar Anderson are fellow travelers with poets including Charles Olson, Jonathan Williams and Lorine Niedecker. Throughout, Dürer’s image of The Great Turf is found-icon for this book-in-a-box chorale “Of [SODS] of [SODS] [SODS].”
Each box is hand-stamped and comprises three A5 pamphlets, one A6 essay and one A6 series of notes, together with a postcard of Albrecht Dürer’s 1503 drawing, ‘Great Turf.’ Each item is hand-torn and hand-torn and printed on heavyweight vellum-laid cream paper; each individual cover is hand-stamped.
Read a sample here
hand-bound, with hand-torn pages and hand-printed covers
card backs and paper
Copies can be purchased here. Free postage and packing on all orders.
David Berridge is a writer based in London. He curates VerySmallKitchen (http://verysmallkitchen.com/) and was recently writer in residence at X Marks the Bökship, where he researched the use of scripts and scenography in contemporary art writing. He is the author of Lemonade (LemonMelon), P.Z.T.C (Knives Forks and Spoons Press), BLACK GARDENS (The Red Ceilings Press) and The Moth is Moth This Money Night Moth (Knives Forks and Spoons Press).
Click here to watch an interview with David by The Other Room.
Based in Manchester, Like This is an independent press committed to publishing high quality and beautifully designed books that do things just a little bit differently. Currently we specialise in publishing handmade pamphlets and limited edition books-in-boxes. More information about the press can be found here.
nick-e melville: Editorial
New e-book by nick-e melville published by Very Small Kitchen.
Available at the LINK
New from VerySmallKitchen
press free press @ curzon soho
David Berridge – The Other Room Interview and August Reading
Two videos from our August event:
I am not a poet
I AM NOT A POET: A FESTIVAL AT THE TOTALKUNST GALLERY, EDINBURGH 7-21st AUGUST 2011
VerySmallKitchen and theTotalkunst Gallery, Edinburgh, present I AM NOT A POET, a 2 week festival exploring connections of language, writing and art practice. Beginning with conversations and lectures as part of AN EDINBURGH ZINE & SMALL PRESS FAIRon 7th August, I AM NOT A POET presents a series of three and one day exhibitions, alongside conversations, lectures, performances, publications, and screenings…
Artists include: Pete Cant, Magdalen Chua, Patrick Coyle, Alex Eisenberg, Jennie Guy, Colin Herd, Shandra Lamaute, Michelle Letowska, Marit Muenzberg, nick e-melville, Tamarin Norwood, Mary Paterson, Gerry Smith, seekers of lice. Curated by David Berridge (VerySmallKitchen) and Mirja Koponen (Totalkunst Gallery)
3 Bristo Place
More at the LINK