Colin Herd, Iain Morrison, and Vicky Sparrow in Nottingham

Poetry Performance Evening: Colin Herd, Iain Morrison, and Vicky Sparrow

Location
Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
Date(s)
Wednesday 29th March 2017 (19:00-20:30)
Contact
fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com

Colin Herd is a poet, fiction writer and critic based in Edinburgh. His first collection of poems too ok was published by BlazeVOX in 2011 and a second full-length collection Glovebox was published by Knives Forks and Spoons Press in 2013. Colin’s work has been anthologised in the Forward Book of Poetry 2015 and Dear World and Everyone in It (Bloodaxe, 2013).

Currently based in Edinburgh, Iain Morrison  has a frequently collaborative practice as a writer, working in poetry and live literature. Projects have included 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 2014, and a night of drag queen poetry at Scottish Poetry Library in 2016 which bagged him a Creative Edinburgh award. Publishing includes MARQUE, a pamphlet with If A Leaf Falls Press (2017), and poems in anthologies and magazines including Kakania (Austrian Cultural Forum 2015), HOAX and Gutter. A first collection comes out with Vagabond Voices later this year.

Vicky Sparrow is completing a PhD on the poet-activist Anna Mendelssohn at Birkbeck,  ersity of London. Her writing can be found in datableedKakaniaLitmus and the Literateur and she serves as reviews editor for the Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry. Her first pamphlet Notes to Selves is published by Zarf.

Admission for this event is £3 and refreshments will be available. Booking is recommended. To attend this event, please RSVP to fiveleaves.bookshopevents@gmail.com

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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.

Caesura #18

Friday, 8th November, 19:00.

Artisan Bar. 35 London Rd, Edinburgh,  EH7 5BQ.

THIS MONTH we’ve got a radical writer and mixed-media artist who champions all things good, an incredible local poet and occasional performance artist, an avant-guard writer venturing through from the wild west and a local, by of Calfornia, innovative poet.

That is: Sandra Alland, Iain Morrison, Karen Veitch and James Leveque

WHAT IS IT? Bespoke spoken word performances at Edinburgh’s monthly night of racketeers and raconteurs, experiments and experience, synapses and sounds. Avante-jive for the masses.

SANDRA ALLAND

Sandra Alland is a writer, filmmaker, performer and interdisciplinary artist. Her work has been published and presented throughout the UK, North America and Europe. Sandra’s poetic love-affair with voice-activated software and disability poetics, Naturally Speaking, was published in 2012 by Toronto’s espresso Books. In 2009, Edinburgh’s Forest Publications published Sandra’s chapbook of short fiction, Here’s To Wang, which quickly went into a second printing. Sandra has published widely, including two other books of poetry: Blissful Times (BookThug, Toronto); and Proof of a Tongue (McGilligan, Toronto). She was guest editor at Jacket2 for a special edition on Scottish poets in 2012.
www.blissfultimes.ca

IAIN MORRISON

Iain Morrison serially lost kitten slipper and voguer, Dickinsonian Mirror’s son, who despite veering all over the shop, remains interested loyally in sound structures and overlays in support/distort of meaning structure; expresses this in poems at present. Hoping to present new poem sequence at Caesura. At time of writ, proven in clinical trials to be enjoying whatever was happening way too much.

KAREN VEITCH

Karen Veitch grew up in Glasgow, where she currently resides. In 2013 she completed her doctorate studies at the University of Sussex in political and working-class women’s poetry of the Depression Era United States. She has translated Spanish poetry (such as by Pedro Salinas) into English and her work has been published in Comparative American Studies and SCREE.

JAMES LEVEQUE

James Leveque was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up on Fresno, California. He has lived in Edinburgh since 2009. He is completing a PhD in literature and works as a tutor. His poetry has appeared in SCREE and the San Joaquin Review.