Neil Campbell, Rhys Trimble & Tim Allen at Verbose

Monday 23 May 2016, Manchester literature night verbose continues

Headliners from the fabulous Knives Forks and Spoons press: Tim Allen, Neil Campbell and Rhys Trimble.

Live literature night Verbose is back on Monday 23 May, with special guests from the fabulous Knives Forks and Spoons press and the usual open mic of prose and poetry performances – sign up for a three-minute slot by emailing verbosemcr at gmail dot com.

Run by Alec Newman, Knives Forks and Spoons has developed the biggest avant garde poetry list in the UK since its launch in 2010, publishing seminal international figures in experimental poetry together with many young poets and “outsider” practitioners. May’s Verbose welcomes Tim Allen, Neil Campbell and Rhys Trimble.

Tim Allen edited the magazine Terrible Work and is involved with the Peter Barlow’s Cigarette live literature events in Manchester. He has a number of poetry pamphlets to his name. Neil Campbell has been included three times in the brilliant Best British Short Stories series. He has three collections of short fiction, two poetry chapbooks and his first novel, Sky Hooks, is out in September. Rhys Trimble is a poet and shoutyman from Wales who enjoys poetry across languages. He has performed extensively across UK and Europe.

Verbose is hosted by Sarah-Clare Conlon at Fallow café, 2a Landcross Road, Fallowfield, M14 6NA. It’s free entry and doors are at 7.30pm. Verbose takes place every fourth Monday of the month.


Cardiff Poetry Experiment

Thursday, February 25th, 7 PM. Waterloo Tea at the Wyndham Arcade, 21-25 Wyndham Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1FH.

LYNDON DAVIES: author of A Colomber in the House of Poesy and editor of Aquifer Books

AMY McCAULEY: poetry editor at New Welsh Review

RHYS TRIMBLE: author of Swansea Automatic, Rejectamenta, and Hexerisk

About the Poets:

Lyndon Davies has published three collections of poetry, Hyphasis (Parthian Press 2006), Shield (Parthian Press 2010) and A Colomber in the House of Poesy (Aquifer 2014). He runs the Glasfryn Seminars, a series of discussion groups on aspects of literature and art, and recently set up Aquifer Books, which publishes mainly poetry-centred writing with an experimental bias. He also edits an online magazine of art and literature called Junction Box.

Amy McCauley’s poetry, essays and reviews have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies including: The Poetry of Sex (Viking), Hallelujah for 50ft Women (Bloodaxe), Best British Poetry 2015 (Salt), Poetry Wales, Magma and The Rialto. Current projects include a collection of poems (Auto-Oedipa), which re-imagines the Oedipus myth, and a verse novel (CaNToS of JoaN).

Rhys Trimble is a Welsh poet, performer, avant garde chef and honey badger enthusiast, studying for a PhD, author of 10 or more chapbooks, recents include: SWANSEA AUTOMATIC (experimental novel) (Aquifer), REJECTAMENTA (contraband) and HEXERISK (knives forks and spoons).

Rhys Trimble residency and events at AiR Space/Craft Swansea

The launch of Rhys Trimble’s latest book Swansea Automatic, as he uses Bernadette Mayer’s writing experiments to take us on an experimental poetic exploration through Swansea.

“Pick a word or phrase at random, let mind play freely around it until a few ideas have come up, then seize on one and begin to write. Try this with a non-connotative word, like “so” etc” – Bernadette Mayer.

Swansea Automatic (Aquifer Press) is an experimental novel by poet Rhys Trimble. It celebrates Swansea through the creative writing advice of Bernadette Mayer – an author associated with the American l=a=n=g=u=a=g=e poets. In the novel Trimble attempts every one of nearly a hundred pieces of ‘advice’, the results of which are a cross between an epic poem, a surreal semi-autobiographical comic novel and a notebook exploring the springs of creativity.

To launch the book Rhys Trimble will be in residence at Swansea’s AiR art and craft space, there’ll be an evening launch event and creative workshop where those that attending can try out some of Mayer’s innovative ‘experiments in writing’ for themselves.

Residency: 24th – 26th of September in AiR building
Launch party: 25th September 6.30pm
Workshop: Saturday 26th September 1 – 3pm, £5

AiR Space/Craft

30 High Street, Swansea, United Kingdom