Peter Barlow’s Cigarette #24

Saturday 23rd September
An afternoon of alternative poetries
4.00 – 6.00, Deansgate Waterstones
Free entry, free wine

Sally Barrett, Cathy Butterworth, Calum Gardner, Judith Goldman, Claire Potter

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SALLY BARRETT ~
lives and writes in Manchester, works in Salford and is from the right side of the Pennines (Leeds). She has been published by Redceilings blog, 3am Magazine (in collaboration), Hypnopomp magazine and will be published in Picaroon magazine later this year. She has self-published a booklet titled ‘They’re coming to take me away’ and one in collaboration: ‘67, 100, sometimes 10’. Her blog can be found at mcbarrettblog.wordpress.com.

CATHY BUTTERWORTH ~
is an artist who makes work at the intersection of writing, performance and visual art. Her recent pamphlet Cimmerian was published by Dock Road Press. Performance actions, writing and visual art projects include: Sketches for Britain (Bridewell Gallery, Liverpool, 2010), 22 Mondays (durational performance with Mark Greenwood, 2015), Everyone in Your Life is a Figment of Your Imagination (Delhi, 2015), Elective Affinities (Tate Liverpool 2016) and True Blue: 26 Lost Performances (2016). Her literary object, Fortunate, was published by zimZalla in December 2016.

CALUM GARDNER ~
is a poet and the editor of Zarf magazine, and currently teaches at the University of Leeds. Calum’s poems have been published in places like datableed, Poetry Wales, The Literateur, and Jungftak.

JUDITH GOLDMAN ~
is the author of Vocoder (Roof), Deathstar/Rico-chet (O Books), l.b.; or, catenaries (Krupskaya), and agon (The Operating System). Her current project _______ Mt. [blank mount]: “Mont Blanc” + Mont Blanc / light + color / grieving Earth writes through past futures and future histories of ecological catastrophe, using the lens of Mont Blanc. She is core faculty in the Poetics Program at SUNY, Buffalo and Poetry Features Editor for Postmodern Culture.

CLAIRE POTTER ~
Born in Merseyside, Claire Potter is an artist writer working across performance, publication, installation and film to reconsider modes of reading, writing and speaking by giving precedence to forms of vernacular and modes of articulation. Author of Mental Furniture (VerySmallKitchen, 2014) and Round That Way (Ma Bibliotheque, 2017). Collaborates with all necessary difficulty and joy on trauma-focused sonic works with artist and musician Bridget Hayden. More info at clairepotter.net

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Judith Goldman & Eley Williams

Monday, September 18 at 7 PM. Royal Holloway Poetics Research Centre, 11 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 3RF. Free.

JUDITH GOLDMAN is the author of Vocoder (Roof, 2001), DeathStar/rico-chet (O Books, 2006). l.b.;or catenaries (Krupskaya, 2011) and agon (The Operating System, 2017). She teaches in the Poetics Program at SUNY, Buffalo and is the Poetry Features Editor for the online journal Postmodern Culture. She is currently at work on —- Mt. [blank mount], a critical-creative project that writes through P.B. Shelley’s ‘Mont Blanc’ and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in the context of past futures and future histories of ecological collapse, and she recently performed a collaborative digital poetics project Ice Core Modulations, at The Ammerman Centre Biennal Symposium on Arts and Technology (2016). Her scholarship focuses on contemporary poetry as “extinction sink.”

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ELEY WILLIAMS debut prose collection Attrib. And Other Stories (Influx Press) was chosen by Ali Smith as one of the best debut works of fiction published in 2017. Twice short-listed for the White Review Short Story Prize, works have appeared in the London Review of Books, the White Review, Ambit and the Cambridge Literary Review. Currently co-editor of fiction at online journal 3:AM Magazine, a new pamphlet of poetry Frit (Sad Press) was published in July 2017.

Materials: Dell Olsen & Judith Goldman

The first MATERIALS reading this term, and the tenth in the series overall, will take place on Thursday 23rd October at the Judith E.Wilson Drama Studio, English Faculty Basement, Cambridge, 7.30 for 8pm. DELL OLSEN will read alongside the visiting American poet JUDITH GOLDMAN, who is in town for one month only.

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Dell Olsen’s publications include ‘Book of the Fur’ (2000), ‘Secure Portable Space’ (2004) and ‘punk faun’ (2012). “designed for everyday life but mostly out of range / between various small fires nightly on TV a dog”.

Judith Goldman has published ‘Vocodor’ (2001), ‘Deathstars/rico-chet’ (2006) and ‘The Disposessions’ (2009). “I died of a chief delight. fare thee well, crackpot.”

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Copies of work by the poets and various other small-press material will be available on a book-table on the night. BYOB.

WAR AND PEACE 4: VISION AND TEXT

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Judith Goldman and Leslie Scalapino, Eds.

Devoted to collaborations between visual works and poetry, includes collaborative works of Charles Bernstein with Susan Bee, Amy Evans McClure with Michael McClure, Kiki Smith with Leslie Scalapino, Denise Newman with Gigi Janchang, a film on paper by Lyn Hejinian, Alan Halsey’s visual texts, Simone Fattal, and Petah Coyne. Judith Goldman interviews Marjorie Welish, Lauren Shufran interviews Jean Boully, Leslie Scalapino interviews Mei-mei Berssenbrugge. Also included are E. Tracy Grinnell’s homophonic translations of Claude Cahun’s “Helene la rebelle” and poems by Fanny Howe, Thom Donovan, and others.

Cover by Susan Bee.

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