Edmund Hardy: a preview

Edmund Hardy will read at the next Other Room on Wednesday 21st February at The Castle Hotel, Oldham St., Manchester. Here he is with Camilla Nelson at last year’s Museum of Futures exhibition opening. The other readers are Jazmine Linklater and Calum Gardner. 7 PM start, free, as always.

Edmund Hardy is a poet and polemicist. His book Complex Crosses (2014) is an experimental work of philology and philosophy. He’s currently working on a novel called Motley Apostles.

Intercapillary Places: Mystery & Medicine

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, 14 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW. Thursday 10 April, 7 pm.

Three speakers will examine medical history and poetry, place and allegory. Tessa Whitehouse will focus on a literary exploration of the medical geography of Moorfields in East London into the 18th century; Fabian MacPherson will read poetry drawn from medical and scientific text and Edmund Hardy will speak on the relationship between alchemy, power and language.

Tessa Whitehouse is a lecturer in English at Queen Mary University of London. Her first book, The Textual Culture of English Protestant Dissent, 1720-1800 is contracted to Oxford University Press.

Fabian MacPherson is a poet based in London. His pamphlet ‘A Waspshire Lad’ was published by Crater Press (2012).

Edmund Hardy is a writer and publisher. His critical work on the history of poetry and dialectic Complex Crosses is forthcoming from Contraband Books. He co-edits the small press Capsule Editions who are dedicated to the essay form.

Manchester: August 16th & 17th 1819

The first part of John Seed’s ‘Manchester: August 16th & 17th 1819′, written in 1973 but previously unpublished, applies the citational method of Reznikoff’s Testimony to historical materials on the so-called ‘Peterloo Massacre’ to construct a sequence from historical witness statements of two days in August. The new ‘Afterword’ provides a poetics and statement of method, going on to reflect on this method while noting convergences to some recent discussions around ‘uncreative writing’ and ‘conceptual writing’.
Intercapillary Editions 2013, £8.75 plus p & p

Intercapillary Places: December

Nina Power:
A talk on the philosophy and control of public space

Redell Olsen:
London launch of ‘Punk Faun: a bar rock pastel’ (Subpress, 2012)

Parasol Unit, 14 Wharf Road, N1 7RW
Thurs 13th Dec / Drinks from 6.30pm, event begins at 7.00pm
Arrive early from 5pm onwards to view the retrospective of work by Jannis Kounellis as well as Shezad Dawood’s ‘New Dream Machine Project’ in the winter pavilion

Tickets: £5/£4 conc – Free wine. More here.

Denise Riley: Time Lived, Without Its Flow

This essay reflects on how perceptions of time may be altered after the sudden death of a child, and why inhabiting this sharply new temporality stops one’s habitual modes of telling. Neither tearful memoir nor testament of hope, the essay charts a vivid experience of such a suspended time and discovers an unsuspected intimacy between time and language. Although a life inside this ‘arrested’ time resists being described, it is neither exceptional or pathological; to outlive one’s child is historically common enough. But, because of this felt suspension of the usual flow of time which enables narration, it leaves few literary traces.

Published by Capsule Editions as an 80-page pocket book, this is the first in a series of stand-alone literary essays by leading contemporary thinkers and writers.

Order it here: http://capsuleeditions.com/denise-riley-time-lived-without-its-flow/

Intercapillary Places: Poetry at Parasol unit

Sanja Perovic – Critical talk ‘On the Control of Time and the French Revolution’. Dominic Lash, David Stent & Sarah Hughes – Music composed by Antoine Beuger and David Shepard. Thursday 12 January 2012, 7 pm, (drinks from 6:30 pm). Parasol Unit,Foundation for Contemporary Art, 14 Wharf Road, London, N1 7RW. T 020 7490 7373. £5/£3 concessions – free drinks & “Interior Ears” for all. Booking recommended

In Utero: Intercapillary Places Poetry @ Parasol Unit

23 June · 19:00 – 20:30

Carol Watts: A talk on craniality, political economy & memory
Marianne Morris: Poems With Beats
Jakub Julian Ziolkowski: Exhibition ‘In Utero’

*** Free Drinks & ‘Interior Ears’ hand-out for all ***

£3 / £1.50 – for booking details see below

More info see: Intercapillary Places website https://sites.google.com/site/intercapillary/
Parasol Unit: http://www.parasol-unit.org/index.php

Important: As the capacity for the event is limited, please book in advance by emailing Charlotte Jones at events@parasol-unit.org or calling on 020 7490 7373 ext 20. Please be aware that if you haven’t booked in advance and turn up on the night, this is fine but if capacity is reached you may not be allowed in.

About the Speakers

Carol Watts is Reader in Literature and Poetics, Birkbeck, University of London; Co-Director, Birkbeck Centre for Research in Contemporary Poetics. She has published a study of Dorothy Richardson (Northcote House, 1995) and The Cultural Work of Empire: The Seven Years War and the Imagining of the Shandean State (Edinburgh: EUP, 2007). Her poetry publications include Wrack (Reality Street, 2007), brass, running (Equipage, 2006), When blue light falls (Oystercatcher, 2008) and alphabetise (Intercapillary Editions, hardback edition 2011). She is currently researching the transatlantic culture of loyalism during the American Revolution.

Marianne Morris was raised in London. She studied English Literature at Cambridge, and was the recipient of the Harper-Wood Studentship for Creative Writing from St. John’s College in 2008. She is now researching for a PhD in contemporary poetry at Dartington (University College Falmouth). She founded Bad Press in 2002. Publications include: Commitment (Critical Documents, 2011); Tutu Muse (Fly By Night Press, 2008); A New Book From Barque Press, Which They Will Probably Not Print (Barque Press, 2006); with Bad Press: Cocteau Turquoise Turning, Fetish Poems (2004); Gathered Tongue, Memento Mori (2003); Poems in Order (2002). Who Not To Speak To and Iran Documents are forthcoming from Acts of Language and Openned Press respectively.

‘Intercapillary Places: Poetry at Parasol Unit’ is organised by Edmund Hardy and Felicity Roberts

More here.