Poetry Performance Evening: Sophie Collins and Linda Kemp
13th December 2016, 7pm @ Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham
Electric Arc Furnace #1, with Linus Slug: Insect Librarian & Vicky Sparrow.
A new poetry reading series, in the centre of Sheffield, between the seven hills. Innovative poetries from the South Yorks hinterlands & further-flung.
Linus Slug (aka Mendoza) is a Northumbrian poet and researcher investigating identity through poetic practice. Work references Northumbrian history, North-Eastern dialect as well as insect folklore and mythology. Poems have been published in the anthology Dear World and Everyone In It, as well as Angel Exhaust and Viersome #0. The chapbook ‘Type Specimen: An Observant Guide to Linus Slug’ is currently available via Contraband Press.
Vicky Sparrow is working on a PhD about Anna Mendelssohn at Birkbeck College, University of London. Vicky’s poems can be found in datableed, Litmus and Kakania, and she’s currently finalising a chapbook to be published by Zarf Editions this Winter.
Readings take place at La Biblioteka, a ‘nimble, nomadic’ book & zine store founded in 2015, in Sheffield City Centre. BYOB. Doors 7pm. £4 waged / £3 unwaged / pay what you can.
Not very invested in either theatre or poetry, we are doing these things.
– Gloria Dawson says poems, recent
– Linda Kemp, does the same, or not the same (poetry)
– Lisa Jeschke and Lucy Beynon perform THE TRAGEDY OF THERESA MAY
– Plus OTHERS to be confirmed
No tables will be harmed in the making of this event.
Cost: No cost
Time: 7 for 7.30, we start at 7.30
Access: Please note that the performance room is up a narrowish flight of stairs and therefore of limited access for people with certain mobility needs [This wasn’t the first choice of venue, which is far more accessible in this regard] There will also be amplification and some shouting.
64 poems of fourteen (!) lines each. Such as: ‘Homelessness | spiders out | the majority of participants | O curb! O vultures! | freedom is mad inside’. Or: ‘the IMF walks the streets at night | if to suck on children’.
‘a cumulative impact which slowly seeps in, like a kaleidoscope of slow-moving debt, arrears and social smallness’. [Stuart Calton]
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“Our eighth birthday event was initially billed as a sound art night, but as it turned out, two of our performers decided to deliver their poetry, setting up some delicious counterpoints for the evening. In time-honoured fashion we had to have a gimmick – on this occasion it was a complete copy of the annual anthology turned page by page into paper aeroplanes which got fired at various points during the evening at an increasingly wary audience.”
Scott Thurston’s thoughts on our eighth birthday event. Read them in full here.