Runnymeade International Festival

Saturday, 29 March 2014:

12.00-1.00. Readings and performances by students from the MA in Poetic Practice: Carrie Foulkes, Sophia Fratianne, Christian Groves, Kaori Maeda, and Heather Rimington.

2.00-3.15. Rod Mengham, Ben Hickman, Holly Pester

3.30-4.45. Frances Kruk, Aimee Le, Marcus Sleaze

5.15-6.30. Robert Sheppard, Rob Holloway, and Peter Hughes.

Venue: Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton St, London WC1

Allen Fisher: 3 events

Allen Fisher Reading

23rd Nov 2012, 6pm

Gallery North, City Campus, Northumbria University

Free Entry

Poet and painter Allen Fisher will read from his work as part of Northumbria University’s Allen Fisher Symposium.

Allen’s performance will be accompanied by short readings from Ira Lightman and Sophie Robinson.


Allen Fisher Symposium

24th Nov 2012, 10.30 to 5.30

Sutherland Building, City Campus, Northumbria University

Free Entry (booking essential)


Rob Holloway and Allen Fisher Live

Xing the Line

7.30pm Wednesday, 5 December reading

‘The Apple Tree, Mount Pleasant, London

Crater Spring Event

Monday, May 16 · 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Location The Old Red Lion Pub, Kennington

This is the latest Crater seasonal event – Ken Edwards, Gareth Farmer, Gregorio Fontaine, Rob Holloway and Joseph Luna will showcase their wares in a free and easy poetry enviro. Turn right outside Kennington tube, it’s 100yds on your left. No charge, no dress code.

Rob Holloway, Flesh Rays from Crater Press

The Crater Press is pleased to announce a new articulated double-sided broadside by Rob Holloway from his sequence-in-progress Flesh Rays. The pamph./side contains 7 brain-squeezers; here’s some explanation:

Crater XI samples from the early stages of Rob Holloway’s new prose sequence ‘FLESH RAYS’ that one day will stretch to 107 such sections. One sentence reads ‘All sun’s got inside breath, soft as a head without a ghost.’ Another, ‘Shift left red sun, I’m cutting out a girl of paper.’, so perhaps it’s all about the sun. Then again, we’re instructed to ‘Rinse roads as if bricks were still wrapped in their towels’ so best we head for the hills. The ‘two Asian women soldiers at Checkpoint Charlie’ mentioned in the section ‘Moulded Books’ are real. ‘Reassembling the central crabapple’ is the ultimate purpose of the sequence.


The Other Room Anthology 2009/10

A wonderful thing which is now going to press after finding the bugs in the proof.

Keep your eyes peeled.

Features readers from April 2009-Feb 2010: Tim Atktins, Phil Davenport, Lisa Samuels, Allen Fisher, Alex Davies, Matt Dalby, P. Inman, Tina Darragh, Sean Bonney, Frances Kruk, Craig Dworkin, Michael Haslam, James Davies, Tony Trehy, Nick Thurston, Sophie Robinson, Steve Waling, Rob Holloway, Holly Pester.

More details soon when it’s printed.

Matt Dalby Reviews The Other Room 14

Interesting discussion of February’s readers and notions of performance in poetry and performance in general. Snippet below:

Despite snow there were around thirty people at The Old Abbey Inn for the latest Other Room reading on Wednesday. The readers were Steven Waling, Holly Pester and Rob Holloway. To be honest I found my attention wandering a lot throughout the evening so my account will be pretty unreliable. That wasn’t the poets’ fault, it’s just been a hazy kind of a week, but it may have contributed to some of the misgivings I had that will become apparent.