Iain Morrison – A Preview

Iain has a frequently collaborative practice as a writer and performer, working within live literature and live art contexts. Projects have included sung staging of texts by women Beat Generation writers, a lecture presentation and performance with classical musicians for New Media Scotland’s Syndicate series, and Subject Index a durational installation of the complete poems of Emily Dickinson developed in residency at Forest Centre+ and toured to Berlin’s SOUNDOUT! New Ways of Presenting Literature Festival in May 2014. Publishing includes poem-responses to fin de siècle Vienna included in the Kakania anthology (2015), published by Austrian Cultural Forum London and edited by S.J. Fowler and work in serial publications such as HOAX, Soanyway and Scree Magazine. In his role as Enterprise Manager at The Fruitmarket Gallery, he works within a commercial framework to grow new audiences and bring them into dialogue with the Gallery’s exhibitions programme through events and other activity.

Please note that a change in circumstances means that our next event will not be at The Castle Hotel as usual, but will instead be at The Wonder Inn, 29 Shudehill, Manchester, M4 2AF. This is just a few minutes walk from The Castle. More information here.

 

Sarah-Clare Conlon – A Preview

Sarah-Clare Conlon’s prize-winning work is published by Salt, Comma, Stand andFlash, who called her “one of the most interesting and inspiring authors writing flashes today”. She was long listed for the Bath Flash Fiction Award. A former journalist on ELLE, with a Creative Writing MA, she edited The Manchester Anthology, writes for The Manchester Review, The Skinny, Creative Tourist andConfingo, and runs popular Manchester live literature night Verbose.

Our next event takes place on 20th July with Kimberly Campanello, Sarah-Clare Conlon, Geraldine Monk and Iain Morrison. Start time is 7pm at The Wonder Inn and as always is free entry. We hope to see you there. More on the events page.

Kimberly Campanello – A Preview

Kimberly Campanello’s previous poetry publications include Spinning Cities (Wurm Press), Consent (Doire Press), Imagines (New Dublin Press), Strange Country (Dreadful Press), and Hymn to Kālī (Eyewear). MOTHERBABYHOME, a book of conceptual and visual poetry on the St Mary’s Mother and Baby Home in Ireland, will appear with zimZalla Avant Objects later this year. She is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at York St John University. http://www.kimberlycampanello.com

Please note that a change in circumstances means that our next event will not be at The Castle Hotel as usual, but will instead be at The Wonder Inn, 29 Shudehill, Manchester, M4 2AF. This is just a few minutes walk from The Castle. More information here.

Geraldine Monk – A Preview

Gerladine Monk

Geraldine Monk was born in Blackburn, Lancashire in 1952. Since first being published in the 1970s she has written eight major collections of poetry and numerous chapbooks. Her writing has appeared extensively in the both the UK and the USA. As an extension to her activities in poetry she collaborates with many musicians including Martin Archer, Charlie Collins and Julie Tippetts. A collection of essays on her poetry, The Salt Companion to Geraldine Monk, edited by Scott Thurston, was published in 2007 by Salt Publishing. They Who Saw The Deep is her new book and will have its northern launch at the event.

Please note that a change in circumstances means that our next event will not be at The Castle Hotel as usual, but will instead be at The Wonder Inn, 29 Shudehill, Manchester, M4 2AF. This is just a few minutes walk from The Castle. More information here.

Peter Barlow’s Cigarette #15 – Alan Halsey, Tom Jenks, Geraldine Monk, Harriet Tarlo

An afternoon of experimental poetry

Featuring Alan Halsey, Tom Jenks, Geraldine Monk & Harriet Tarlo.

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Free entry, all welcome. Wine.

Upstairs at Deansgate Waterstones. 4pm. Saturday 7 November.

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Alan Halsey will be reading from his Versions of Martial, published earlier this year by Knives Forks & Spoons. His back catalogue includes The Text of Shelley’s Death (Five Seasons 1995), Marginalien (Five Seasons 2005) and Rampant Inertia (Shearsman 2015). Images he developed out of Dee & Kelley’s Enochian transcripts form the graphic component of Nigel Wood’s From the Diaries of John Dee, recently published by Apple Pie Editions. ‘Halsey’s publications bolt around the field like a deranged beagle’ (Ray Davis, Pseudopodium).

Tom Jenks’ latest collection is Spruce, published by Blart Books. Other works include Items, a 1000 fragment sequence published by if p then q, The Tome of Commencement, a spreadsheet translation of the Book of Genesis published by Stranger Press and 1000 Proverbs, a guide to modern life and manners with SJ Fowler, published by Knives Forks and Spoons. He administers the avant obects imprint zimZalla and co-organises The Other Room reading series and website

Geraldine Monk was first published in the 1970’s. Her poetry has appeared extensively in the U.K. and USA. Her latest book They Who Saw The Deep will be published next year in the USA by Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press. She is an affiliated poet to the Centre of Poetry and Poetics at the University of Sheffield.

Harriet Tarlo’s poetry publications include Love/Land (REM Press, 2003), Poems 1990-2003 (Shearsman Books, 2004), Poems 2004-2014 (Shearsman, 2015) Nab (Etruscan Books, 2005) and 2 artists books, Sound Unseen and behind land with Judith Tucker (Wild Pansy, 2013, 2015). Her academic essays on modernist and contemporary poetry appear in critical volumes published by Edinburgh University Press, Salt, Palgrave and Rodopi. Recent critical and creative work appears in Pilot, Jacket, Rampike, English Journal of Ecocriticism; Classical Receptions and Yellow Field. Exhibitions of texts, in collaboration with Jem Southam and Judith Tucker, have appeared at The Lowry, Salford, Tullie House, Carlisle; Musee de Moulages, Lyon and The University of Minneapolis. She edited a special feature on “Women and Eco-Poetics” for How2 Vol 3: No 2 and The Ground Aslant: An Anthology of Radical Landscape Poetry (Shearsman 2011). She is a Reader in Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University