Patricia Farrell: a preview

Just two days to our special one-off event, celebrating Robert Sheppard’s European Union of Imaginary Authors project, 23rd August at 7PM, The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE. Patricia Farrell, seen above with Nathan Walker, will be astrally projecting Bulgarian poet Ivaylo Dimitrov, with other performers including Allen Fisher, Alan Baker and Joanne Ashcroft. Free entry, as always with the Other Room.

Nathan Walker and Lauren De Sa Naylor at Storm and Golden Sky

Friday, July 22 at 7:30 PM, Caledonia Liverpool
22 Caledonia Street, L7 7DX Liverpool

Join us for our nth Storm and Golden Sky reading pairing at the Caledonia Liverpool. Bringing together two very different contemporary stylists writing at the art-language-body seam.


Lauren de Sa Naylor lives and works out of Todmorden and Anglesey, where she variously mothers, lovers, housekeeps and writes. Her poetic practice is oriented around the dream, inter/intra-personal desire and resistance. Her critical writing deals with maternal and neoliberal subjectivity, place/precarity and forensic examinations of maternality and carnality. WOrk can be found in forthcoming editions of E.R.O.S. and Gorse journals.

Nathan Walker is a performance artist and poet based in York. His work considers language as an action through phonic, sonic and visual forms of writing. His research explores the relationships between sound poetry and performance art. He has performed internationally at galleries, festivals and text events, most recently: Experimentica, Chapter Arts, Cardiff; Drafting, Baltic 39, Newcastle Upon Tyne; The Other Room, Manchester; Performance Space, London; and Shady Dealings with Language, Bökship / Matts Gallery, London.

Action Poetry

Oui Performance – Action Poetry

Karen Mac Cormack & Steve McCaffery
Thursday 9th June 2016
York Medical Society, Stonegate, York
7pm – 8:30pm

Karen Mac Cormack is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry, most recently AGAINST WHITE (Veer Books, London, 2013). Her poems have appeared in a number of anthologies including ‘Moving Borders’, ‘Out of Everywhere’, ‘Another Language’, and ‘Prismatic Publics’. Her texts have been translated into French, Portuguese, Swedish and Norwegian. An extended interview with her appears in Scott Thurston’s ‘Talking Poetics’ (Shearsman, 2011). Of dual British/Canadian citizenship she currently lives in the USA and teaches at the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Steve McCaffery is the author of more than 40 books of poetry and criticism. His most recent books are ‘Tatterdemalion’ (Veer Books, 2014); ‘Alice in Plunderland’ (Book Thug, 2015) and ‘Revanches’, a collection of visual and concrete poetry (Xexoxial, 2015). English born and a long-time resident of Toronto, he was a co-founder of the Toronto Research Group (TRG), the sound poetry ensemble Four Horsemen, and the College of Canadian Pataphysics. Since 2004 he has been the David Gray Professor of Poetry and Letters and Director and member of the UB Poetics Program at the University at Buffalo.

More here.