Please join us at the next Cardiff Poetry Experiment on Friday, 30th of October.

Doors open at 7pm, readings promptly at 7:30pm, with free admission
accompanied by tea, cake and discussions

At the Waterloo Teahouse, Wyndham Arcade, Cardiff City Centre, CF10 1FH (enter opposite Central Library)


Cole Swensen is the author of fifteen volumes of poetry, most recently Landscapes on a Train (Nightboat Books, 2015) and Gravesend (U. of California Press, 2012), and a volume of essays, Noise That Stays Noise (U. of Michigan Press, 2011). She co-edited the 2009 Norton anthology American Hybrid and was guest editor of the 2014 Best American Experimental Writing from Omnidawn Press. A translator of contemporary French poetry, prose, and art criticism, she is the founding editor of La Presse Books (, which specializes in contemporary experimental French writing translated by English-language poets. Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a PEN USA Award for Literary Translation, the Iowa Poetry Prize, and the San Francisco State Poetry Center Book Award, among others. She divides her time between Paris and Providence, Rhode Island in the U.S., where she teaches at Brown University.

David Greenslade is a reluctant surrealist and isn’t sure why.  Recent books include Rarely Pretty Reasonable – made with thirty visual artists – and Free Style, a collaborative translation of Czech surreal poet Josef Janda. His work has a theatrical dimension and has been broadcast on television.

Camilla Nelson is a poet, text-artist, researcher and collaborator across a range of disciplines. She is poetry editor for The Goose and founding editor of Singing Apple Press. Her first full collection Apples & Other Languages was long-listed for the 2015 Melita Hume Poetry Prize and is due to be published by Knives Forks and Spoons Press in May 2016.

Cardiff Poetry Experiment is supported by Cardiff University’s School of English, Communication and Philosophy.

Junction Box 7

A new issue of Junction Box which: wants to provide a space for poets, primarily, but also for other kinds of creative and critical practitioners, to talk about the world, themselves and the others, in a free and category-open fashion. We declare a bias in favour of the exploratory, the reactive, the immediate, what one might call a spirit of unprepossession, as against reflections in tranquility on carefully packaged residues of experience. By means of essays, reviews, improvisations, anecdotes, eruptions, interviews, manifestoes and the like, Junction Box will attempt to get under the skin of a small portion of the cultural universe, to reveal the swarming inter-cellular activities that make it glow.

Featuring: Sophie Mayer, Felicity Allen and Simon Smith, Kat Peddie, Tilla Brading, Allen fisher and Anthony Mellors, David Greenslade, Penny Hallas, James Davies, Helen Moore, Doug Jones, Alan Halsey and Lyndon Davies