I Think We Should Both Start Seeing Other Worlds

New from Other Room reader Neil Addison.

I Think We Should Both Start Seeing Other Worlds: A Tranche Of Short Fictions Built To Order In The Name Of Rice & Beans

Sordid heteros, moon faced egotists, murderous fruit fights, promotional apes, and poetry testing kits. Also includes the truncated soap opera, Ruby Island (or what happens when an enclave of celebrities – including P Diddy, Dan Brown, David Hasselhoff, Jamiroquai, Martin Tyler, The Singer from Nickelback, The Singer from McFly, The Singer from Dollar, and the drummer from T’Pau – are forced to look the gift economy in the face (and believe me, dear readers, it sure isn’t pretty).

VILLAINelle Poetry Club 1

Wednesday, 25 July 2012, 19:30. Upstairs at the Ship and Mitre, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 2JH.

The first of Holdfire’s poetry reading series. Readings from Eleanor Rees, Neil Addison, Evan Jones and Erin Fitzgerald.

Eleanor Rees was born in Birkenhead, Merseyside in 1978. Her pamphlet collection Feeding Fire received an Eric Gregory Award in 2002 and her first full length collection Andraste’s Hair (Salt, 2007) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Glen Dimplex New Writers Awards. Her second collection ‘Eliza and the Bear (Salt, 2009) is also a live performance for voice and harp which has toured in the North West. Rees works freelance as a poet in the community and is also currently studying for an AHRC funded Creative Writing PhD University of Exeter. She often collaborates with other writers, musicians and artists and works to commission. She lives in Liverpool. www.eleanorrees.info

Evan Jones was born in Toronto. A dual citizen of Canada and Greece, he has lived in Britain since 2005. He has a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Manchester and has taught at York University in Toronto, and in Britain at the University of Bolton and Liverpool John Moores University. His first collection, Nothing Fell Today But Rain (2003), was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. He is co-editor of the anthology Modern Canadian Poets (Carcanet, 2010). Paralogues (Carcanet, 2012), his second collection, is out now.

Neil Fraser Addison is currently residing in Liverpool. His previous work includes The Everyday of Irma Kite (The Arthur Shilling Press), and Apocapulco (Salt) which was short-listed for the 2011 Michael Marks Award. His first full collection, Stealth-Exile-Inventory, is about to be published as a joint venture between go-Subsist & OWT Creative. His website is here.

The Other Room 20 and 21: recordings now available

Recordings of The Other Room’s launch event for Poems of the Millennium Volume 3 with Allen Fisher, Maggie O’Sullivan, Jeffrey C. Robinson, Jerome Rothenberg and others and The Other Room 21, with Neil Addison and Louise Woodcock.

The Other Room 20, October 19th 2010. Launch event for Poems for the Millennium Volume 3.

Allen Fisher

Maggie O’Sullivan

Jerome Rothenberg

Readings from Poems for the Millennium Volume 3
James Davies, Allen Fisher, Tom Jenks, Maggie O’Sullivan, Jeffrey C. Robinson, Jerome Rothenberg, Scott Thurston

The Other Room 21, 1st December 2010

Neil Addison
(audio only)

Louise Woodcock