The Northern Charter presents the first ever RIVET. Wednesday, April 30th – from 7pmThe Northern Charter, Floor 5, Commercial Union House, 39 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QE.

With Rebecca Wilcox & Sarah Rose, Frances Kruk and Ed Luker.


Runnymeade International Festival

Saturday, 29 March 2014:

12.00-1.00. Readings and performances by students from the MA in Poetic Practice: Carrie Foulkes, Sophia Fratianne, Christian Groves, Kaori Maeda, and Heather Rimington.

2.00-3.15. Rod Mengham, Ben Hickman, Holly Pester

3.30-4.45. Frances Kruk, Aimee Le, Marcus Sleaze

5.15-6.30. Robert Sheppard, Rob Holloway, and Peter Hughes.

Venue: Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton St, London WC1

Hix Eros 3

Hix Eros Poetry Review’s third issue is live, here:


Featuring reviews of Andrea Brady, Stephen Emmerson & Chris Stephenson, Jeff  Hilson, Coleen Hind & Pocahontas Mildew, Frances Kruk, MacGillivray,  Reitha Pattison, Sous les Pavés #3, Steve Roggenbuck and Samantha Walton.  Eds. Lindsay/Luna. Designed, typset and produced by Robbie Dawson. January 2014.

Dusie Magazine 16

Poetry and prose by Christina Chalmers, Frances Kruk, Samantha Walton, Kit Fryatt, David Kelly, Kent Johnson, Verity Spott, Jeff Hilson, Holly Pester, Juha Virtanen, Alice Notley, Nikola Blok, Nat Raha, Susana Gardner, Joshua Ware, David Toms, Steve Willey, Geraldine Bhoyroo, Sam Langer, Jeroen Nieuwland, Carol Watts, Sean Bonney, Lila Matsumoto, Ollie Evans, Louis Armand, Karen Veitch, Lisa Jeschke, David Grundy, and an extract from a novel by Ja el Wiltong, all HERE

Materials Reading Series: Caitlín Doherty / Frances Kruk

The third reading in the Materials Reading Series will take place on Thursday, 14 November, in the Armitage Room (FF) at Queens’ College, Cambridge, 7.30 for 8pm.

Caitlín Doherty is the author of O (Cambridge: Foule Press, 2012) and SATELLITES (Tokyo: Tipped Press, 2012) and has a book forthcoming from Critical Documents. ‘An inter-galactic stargate opens. Titan falls through it.’

Frances Kruk is the author of A Discourse on Vegetation & Motion (Cambridge: Critical Documents, 2008), DOWN YOU GO OR NÉGATION de BRUIT APRÈS DANIELLE COLLOBER (Scarborough, ME: Punch Press, 2011) and DWARF SURGE (London: yt communication, 2013). ‘he cannot have your face he / cannot have your face’

4somes: Veer Books Launch

Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 8:00pm.

Poetry Library, Level 5, Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, London SE1 8XX
Veer Books will launch a new series of variously named publications featuring work by younger innovative writers, four at a time, called ‘VierSomes’ (or ‘4somes’ or ‘Quartets’ …)

This event will launch the series with readings from some of the featured authors:

Becky Cremin, Amy Evans, Edward Hardy, Danny Hayward, Frances Kruk, slmendoza, Nat Raha

Admission free but space is limited – to book a place guests must email specialedition@poetrylibrary.org.uk


FEELINGS film / poetry / sad disco

VOGUE FABRICS, 66 Stoke Newington Rd, N16 (Overground: Dalston Kingsland / Dalston Junction)
14th June 2012 7:00pm to Midnight £3
POETRY Samuel Solomon (US) Linus Slug (UK) Frances Kruk (Canada) Sophie Robinson (UK) Luke Roberts (UK)
FILM Abigail Child (USA) Andrew Kerton (UK)
SAD DISCO DJ Dr. Kemp (10pm onwards)

Critical Documents: three books

*We Are Real: A History* (2012) by Colleen Hind & Pocahontas Mildew – £3 / €5 / $6 – containing “Squick” (Love in a Time of Hollering) & “Trigger Warning” (Precision Riot Mirror) – written 2008 to 2011 – http://plantarchy.us/real.html

Frances Kruk’s *A Discourse on Vegetation & Motion* (2008 / reprinted 2012) – £3 / €5 / $6 – “today is Throat Seal Liquid” – “today I occupy Shidane Arone” – http://plantarchy.us/a-discourse.html

Francis Crot’s *Xena Warrior Princess: The Seven Curses* (2008 / reprinted 2012) – £6 / €8 / $11 – Annotations by Nour Mobarak – Stephen Rodefer: “Not since William Burroughs met the pubescent Leonardo DiCaprio has literary lunch been this naked and succulent.” – http://plantarchy.us/seven-curses.html


Friday 28th October, 7.30pm. THE FOULE READINGS are a new series of contemporary poetry readings in Cambridge organised by undergraduates in English (Caitlín Doherty, Andrew Griffin, Connie Scozzaro and Tomas Weber)

  • Frances Kruk
  • Mike Wallace-Hadrill
  • Ed Luker
  • Caitlín Doherty

The Nihon Room, Pembroke College There’ll be free wine, a book table, a Foule publication & a cigarette break in a Japanese garden. It’s all free.

CRITICAL SCREE PUNCH LAUNCH. Poetry with Crot / Kruk / Relax / Walton

9th September, 7 pm start. Wash Bar on the Mound, Edinburgh. Bios and other information can be found on Facebook.

plus readings from FRANCES KRUK


London, 2011 — Hackney invades the City.

“The most pathetic poem is small people on fire”

Join the Praxis Suffragettes on a weekend of civic unrest in Stratford-upon-Avon. Meet at the Megabus terminal, Victoria Coach Station. Don’t forget your hammer, plus small change for an M&S lunch. Vagina Cakes all round (gluten free).

SCREE is an arts+writing little magazine based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The magazine is edited by Lila Matsumoto and was inspired by the tradition of hand-made poetry magazines from the late 1950s/early 1960s e.g. Migrant, Poor.Old.Tired.Horse., Resuscitator, and Black Mountain Review, among many others.


More ConVersify readings on Saturday & Sunday night, see!:
Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=108791099225598
Conference site: http://www.conversify.co.uk/

Frances Kruk – Down You Go


“The most pathetic poem is small people on fire”

Frontis piece constructed by gustave morin.

Two color silk screen on construction grade brown packing paper wrapped around black bristol cover. Interior printed on Mohawk Superfine. Set in Bodoni and Gill Sans. Hand stitched.

$5.00 US | $8.00 outside the US


Damn the Caesars

Four new publications now available, including DAMN THE CAESARS vol. N ($15.00).

NEW WRITING: Keston Sutherland, Justin Katko, Emily Critchley, Luke Roberts,
Francesca Lisette, Dale Smith, Geoffrey Gatza, Josh Stanley, Frances Kruk, David
Hadbawnik, Carrie Etter, Francis Crot, and Rosa Alcala.

FEATURE: New writing and 6 full-color visual pieces from Allen Fisher followed by
an extended consideration of Allen Fisher’s work by Pierre Joris.

ESSAY: Dennis Tedlock on Alcheringa’s relationship to Language Writing.

TRANSLATION: The Papyrus of Ani translated by Steve McCaffery; writing from
Egyptian poet Ahmed Abdel Muti Hijazi translated by Rick London and Omnia Amin.

More here.

The Other Room Anthology 2009/10

A wonderful thing which is now going to press after finding the bugs in the proof.

Keep your eyes peeled.

Features readers from April 2009-Feb 2010: Tim Atktins, Phil Davenport, Lisa Samuels, Allen Fisher, Alex Davies, Matt Dalby, P. Inman, Tina Darragh, Sean Bonney, Frances Kruk, Craig Dworkin, Michael Haslam, James Davies, Tony Trehy, Nick Thurston, Sophie Robinson, Steve Waling, Rob Holloway, Holly Pester.

More details soon when it’s printed.

Sean Bonney and Frances Kruk videos

To relive those moments or for the first time here are the videos. I had to chop them up to fit them onto Youtube. The Other Room 7 and Alan Halsey reading in April 2008 are still being transferred but are on their way for sure soon. This is the reading order of the night. For some reason Sean’s first part starts 1. 24  minute or so into the tape so roll forward.

First half

Sean Bonney

Frances Kruk

Second half

Frances Kruk

Sean Bonney

The Other Room 10 – aftermath

Sean Bonney and Frances Kruk gave us a magnificent evening on 5th August.  Tony Trehy‘s photograph of Sean and Frances above.

Richard Barrett has posted more photographs here.

Matt Dalby has reviewed the evening  and you can read it here

Alex Davies recorded the first half and you can listen to that here.

Thanks to all for these resources and thank you again to Sean, Frances and everyone who came along.