Hix Eros: Poetry Review is published jointly by Sad Press and Hi Zero.
The latest issue is #8, published in March 2018, covering work by Sean Bonney, Lisa Robertson, Linda Kemp, Lila Matsumoto, Jennifer Pike Cobbing, Mike Saunders, Holly Pester et al., Sarah Hayden, Nicky Melville, Sophie Mayer, Calum Gardner, Juha Virtanen, Jèssica Pujol, Millie Guille, Sophie Seita, Caitlín Doherty, Corina Copp, Eleanor Perry, Daisy Lafarge, Vala Thorrods, JH Prynne, Colin Herd, and Peter Manson.
Peter Barlow’s Cigarette #23 – ft. Lila Matsumoto, Maggie O’Sullivan, Luke Thorogood, Chrissy Williams
An afternoon of alternative poetries
Saturday, June 24, 4.00 – 6.00, Waterstones, Deansgate
Free entry, free wine
LILA MATSUMOTO ~
’s publications include Soft Troika (If a Leaf Falls Press) and Allegories from my Kitchen (Sad Press). Lila’s poetry and criticism have been published in a variety of journals and anthologies including Jacket2, Tripwire, Zarf, and Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry. She has performed at places such as SoundEye Festival and Little Sparta garden of Ian Hamilton Finlay. Lila teaches creative writing at the University of Nottingham, where she she convenes the Nottingham Poetry Series:https://nottinghampoetryseries.wordpress.com/
LUKE THOROGOOD ~
writes about and through the ‘other’, using created characters to explore voice and form. He previously edited Three and a half point 9, and is currently the artwork editor for the Black Market Review. He is completing a masters in Creative Writing at Edge Hill, focusing on writing as created poets. He writes and creates for, along with a group of other writers, part of The Pollyverse, a multimedia extended story world around the adventures of Polly St. Irene.
CHRISSY WILLIAMS ~
is a poet and editor living in London. She has published various poetry pamphlets and her first full collection BEAR has just been published by Bloodaxe. She is director of the annual Free Verse: Poetry Book Fair and currently works as editor on the bestselling comic The Wicked + The Divine. twitter.com/chrissywilliams
Lila Matsumoto will perform at the next Other Room on Wednesday 11th February at The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester, M2 4PD, 7 PM start. The above film shows her reading at Edinburgh’s Hidden Door festival in 2014. You can read some of her work at Jacket2. Lila also edits SCREE poetry magazine.
Unfortunately, Amy Cutler is unable to be with us at our next event on 11th February, but we have added EJ Mcdamas, over from New York, to the bill. The other readers are Joanne Ashcroft and Lila Matsumoto. Previews of all three to follow soon.
The first installment of new media poetry night Syndicate explores the meaning of authorship and identity in a digital context in an evening of poetry readings, music, discussions and web-art screenings.
Sophie Robinson is a London-based poet who is currently working on a long poem about Soviet space travel. She’s interested in the experimental sonnet, contemporary revisions of lyric, and queer space and time. Sophie was Poet in Residence at the V&A in 2011.
Calum Rodger is a Glasgow-based poet with an interest in digital poetics. Tonight, he’ll share works made using Chris Westbury’s ‘user-configurable dynamic textual projective surface’ JanusNode, and wrestle with their critical and theoretical contexts.
Dorothy Butchard is a researcher at the University of Edinburgh who is exploring the ramifications of new media for established narrative techniques and the representation of marginal communities in literary space. She’ll be curating two pieces of digital art and sharing ideas from her research.
Syndicate will close with Edinburgh poet and musician Illiop, whose electronic music is often reminiscent of the call of the Namaqua rainfrog, and/or the sound of a hundred ribbons tied to industrial machines: tonight it will be reminiscent of the voices we’ve just heard. Syndicate brings together writers, musicians, artists and researchers working in and in response to digital technologies, new media and evolving network practices. It is organised by Lila Matsumoto, Jo L Walton and Samantha Walton, in collaboration with Inspace.
The very first Alloa Poetry Jamboree is confirmed as a going concern, running 2 – 4 November, and featuring Tom Leonard, Lila Matsumoto, Peter Manson, Drew Milne, Bill Herbert, Andrew Duncan, Jim Ferguson, Donny O’Rourke, Kathleen Jamie, Dorothy Alexander, nick-e melville, David Kinloch, Samantha Walton, Frank Kuppner, Gerry Loose and Jennifer Williams.