Calum Gardner: a preview

Calum Gardner will perform at the next Other Room on Wednesday 21st February at The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester, alongside Edmund Hardy and Jazmine Linklater. 7 PM start, free, as always. Here is Calum performing with another Other Room reader, John Goodby.

Calum Gardner is a poet, critic, editor of Zarf magazine, and teaches at the University of Leeds. Recent poems can be found in publications such as amberflora, 3:AM, Datableed, and Poetry Wales.

The No Breath – John Goodby

“I think these are my favourite poems of [John Goodby’s]. They have some kind of indefinable charge. It’s like being in a calm dark room with little slots and windowlets opening just briefly onto brilliantly lit spaces out there and all over and then closing again before you can get a really good look. What you carry away is a sort of richly coloured composite many-layered image which seems to add up to something suggestive of the archaeological remains of what was once at various points in time and space something resembling a unified human emotional consciousness. I find them exciting.” – Lyndon Davies.

More here.

John Goodby: a preview

The next Other Room takes place 8th July at The Castle Hotel, 7.30 and as always is free. The event is a special edition featuring 6 Welsh poets. See the poster in the middle column for more details.

John Goodby is an expert on Dylan Thomas and has edited a version of his Collected Poems – see an interview HERE

Read about and download a sample of John’s cut-up sonnet sequence, Illennium, at Shearsman – LINK

 

Rhys Trimble: a preview

The next Other Room takes place 8th July at The Castle Hotel, 7.30 and as always is free. The event is a special edition featuring 6 Welsh poets. See the poster in the middle column for more details.

Rhys Trimble is one of the performers and will make his second appearance at The Other Room. Lots of things can be trimbled at Rhys’ website – LINK