“Iain Britton’s poetical writing entangles the personal human condition with natural process and cultural artifice. Human problems, frequently a question of reconciling self and other, are read in terms of place, landscape, image, the clutter and scenery of civilisation including gods and arts, to form a kind of totalising theatre of perception which can be close to emblematic. Actual and figurative remain perfectly distinguishable, but interact with each other in every detail, in an open theatre where acts are free to display their full nature and origins, the vast width of the inner life.” Peter Riley
Iain will be reading poems from his latest collection THE INTAGLIO POEMS at TIME OUT BOOKSTORE in Mt Eden, which will also involve six of the very finest poets in and around Auckland. The reading will start at 7pm on Friday 11 August. Phantom Billstickers will generously be helping to promote the reading by placing posters around the city.
New issue of the online magazine featuring Iain Britton, Peter Manson and lots more.
Iain Britton, photosynthesis, automotive upholstery, cloth and vinyl hardcover, 92 pages, edition of 40 numbered copies. Out now on Kilmog Press.
Two March readings by Iain Britton:
- The Albion Beatnik Bookstore, 34 Walton St, Oxford, OX2 6AA. Sunday 9 March, 5 PM. With Nikolai Duffy.
- Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX, room MAL 151. Main building, entrance from Torrington Square. 14th March, 6 PM. Poster here.
Out now, with work by Leanne Bridgewater, Iain Britton, Sarah Edwards, Stephen Hitchins and Andrew Nightingale.
New pamphlet out now from Nikolai Duffy’s Like This press:
“Comprising six sequences, tusitala of white lies is a meditative, fragile and frequently beautiful collection of poems. Concerned with delicacy of phrase as well as the space of the page, Iain’s poetry is about breath, and thought, and the way language maps the shape and rhythm of a life.”
- Iain Britton
- Sarah Crewe
- Phil Howard
- Wade Lewis
- Bruno Neiva
- Winston Plowes
- Rachel Stevenson
Available now at the Streetcake site.