Rare London reading for Miles Champion. Carcanet Press published his first book, Compositional Bonbons Placate, in 1996. His recent books include How to Laugh (Adventures in Poetry, 2014) and an illustrated interview with the English artist Trevor Winkfield, How I Became a Painter (Pressed Wafer, 2014). He also recently edited the late Ted Greenwald’s The Age of Reasons: Uncollected Poems 1969-1982 (Weslyan University Press, 2016). He lives with his wife and daughter in Brooklyn, New York.
Ian Heames is a poet and editor of Face Press publishing among others Nine Plays by Will Stuart (2014), J.H. Prynne’s Al-Dente (2014), Average Cabin by Tom Raworth (2015) as well as his own fantastic books of sonnets. He also edits c_c press which has published writing by Mike Wallace-Hadrill and Jefferson Toal as well as reprinting work by the late great film-maker Jeff Keen ie Urgent Film (2012) and The Artwar Reader (2012).
Thursday, July 21 at 7:30 PM
@ I’Klectik, Old Paradise Yard’ 20 Carlisle Lane, SE1 7LG London,
Trevor Winkfield tells the tale of his education and progress as a painter with all the drollery at his command. His interlocutor, the poet Miles Champion, is the perfect collaborator. How I Became A Painter is the best book by or about a painter published in 2014. Of course I have not read all the books by or about a painter published this year, but I am the publisher of Winkfield and Champion’s book and I know I am right. “I’ve just been hit by a thunderbolt . . .” begins Winkfield’s first answer to Champion. Zounds! And on almost every one of the 103 pages that follow there are illustrations, most of them in color.
More at Pressed Wafer Press HERE
DESIGN FOR LIVING: Sunday March 24 7:30 PM
MILES CHAMPION, WILLIAM FULLER, JOE LUNA
WILLIAM FULLER, JOE LUNA, MILES CHAMPION
William Fuller’s most recent books are Sadly,
Watchword, and Hallucination, all from Flood Editions. Quorum will be published
next month by Seagull Books. He has worked at a Chicago trust company for the
last thirty years; this is his first reading in NYC since the Ear Inn in
Miles Champion’s How to Laugh is forthcoming from Adventures in
Poetry. His book-length illustrated interview with Trevor Winkfield, How I
Became a Painter, should be out soon from Pressed Wafer. Other books include
Compositional Bonbons Placate, Sore Models, Three Bell Zero, and Eventually. He
lives in Brooklyn.
Joe Luna lives in Brighton, UK, where he runs the Hi
Zero poetry reading series and edits Hi Zero magazine. He is the author of
ASTROTURF (Hi Zero, 2013), and A Great Sadness (Otting Editions,
@PARADE GROUND GALLERY
187 E Broadway, Chinatown,
Miles Champion’s history is available HERE
Bay Area audio readings. Miles Champion for starters, whose new book comes out today-ish How to Laugh : more pure lushness