Zarf and Clinic are collaborating to host Kim Kyung Ju, a leading Seoul-based poet, dramatist and performance artist, with a new pamphlet out from Clinic Press, and Sarah Crewe, whose publications include ‘flick invicta’ and ‘echolalia’.

work is concerned with working-class feminist psychogeography. Her poems have appeared in Zarf, Poetry Wales, Junction Box, para.text, Litmus, The Wolf, Molly Bloom and Datableed. She has had several poetry chapbooks published, including flick invicta (Oystercatcher Press) sea witch (Leafe Press) and urchin (Dancing Girl Press.) Her latest, echolalia, is available from Litmus Publishing. She collaborates frequently with Sophie Mayer and her work can be heard at the Archive of the Now website. She is studying for a MRes in Poetry at the University of Kent. She is also one third of Stinky Bear Press.

is a Seoul-based poet, dramatist and performance artist. His plays have been produced abroad in several countries and his poetry and essays are widely anthologized in South Korea. He has written and translated over a dozen books of poetry, essays, and plays, and has been the recipient of many prizes and awards, including the Korean government’s Today’s Young Artist Prize and the Kim Su-yong Contemporary Poetry Award. His first book of poetry, I Am A Season That Does Not Exist In This World, sold over ten thousand copies and is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed books of poetry to come out in South Korea in the new millennium.

Do not miss this!

Pamphlets, books, magazines and journals available! Bring things to share!

NOTE: Wharf Chambers is a members’ co-operative, You do not need to be a member or guest of a member to attend this event UNLESS you wish to buy things at the bar. Joining is £1, takes 48hrs to process and is very much encouraged.

Accessibility: This space is fully accessible for those with mobility issues. There are accessible gender-neutral toilets on the same floor.




Storm and Golden Sky at the Caledonia

Sarah Crewe and Nathan Jones. Friday 29th April.

Up the stairs (at the back of the barroom) at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool, £5, 7.30 pm spot-on start!

Nathan Jones is a poet and writer based in Liverpool. His current work mixes technological forms of composition and production with autobiographical subject matter.  He is currently PhD student at Royal Holloway University of London exploring the concept of “Glitch Poetics” and the impact of technology on contemporary poetry. He is also co-editor of mind-language-technology publisher Torque, and director of literature and performance agency Mercy 2003. His book length poem Noah’s Ark was published by Henningham Family Press. He also writes criticism for new media blog Furtherfield and Art Monthly. He is co-host of Storm and Golden Sky!

Sarah Crewe is from the Port of Liverpool. Her work focuses largely on working class feminist psychogeography. Her latest publication is urchin (dancing girl press 2016.) Previous chapbooks includeRWF/RAF,a collaboration with Pascal O’Loughlin,(Stinky Bear Press 2015) sea witch (Leafe Press,2014) andflick invicta (Oystercatcher,2012.) She collaborates frequently with Sophie Mayer and her work can be heard at the Archive of the Now website. She will be starting a Masters in Poetry:Innovative Practice and Research at the University of Kent in September.

Storm is run by Nathan Jones, Eleanor Rees, Michael Egan and Robert Sheppard.

RWF/RAF (Stinky Bears Hit the Port)

9 August, 13:00. News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop, 96 Bold Street, Liverpool, L1 4HY.
Readings in the best bookshop ever from all three bears; Mendoza, Pascal O’Loughlin and Sarah Crewe,plus the North West launch of RWF/RAF, the fourth pamphlet from Stinky Bear, based on the lives of Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Ulrike Meinhof. It will be super fantastisch. Goldilocks not invited.

Glitter is a Gender



“The humourous, the fantastical, the classical, the psychogeographical, all are touched upon in this attempt to collectivise the spirit of your erotics: that creative energy empowered, the knowledge and use of which we are now reclaiming in our language, our history, our dancing, our loving, our work, our lives.”

This anthology edited by Sophie Mayer and Sarah Crewe seeks to capture something of the exciting new wave of contemporary writing on the erotic.

Featuring poetry by Nia Davis, Pascal O’Laoghlin, Nat Raha, Sarah Crewe, Becky Cremin, Jo Langton, Andra Simons, Kit Fryatt, Sandeep Parmar, slmendoza, Jay Bernard, Ziba Karbassi, SJ Fowler, Agnes Marton, Sascha Aurora Akhtar, Melissa Lee-Houghton and Sophie Mayer,

Glitter is a Gender is “not so much an anthology as an anthol-orgy of voices, hands, hearts and genitals, all working to recognise and actualise the erotic.”

Out now on Contraband Books.


Radical poetry in Liverpool at News from Nowhere News From Nowhere Radical & Community Bookshop

Monday, March 31st, 7pm start

CHRIS McCABE – One of the UK’s most innovative poets and the author of THE HUTTON INQUIRY.

NIALL McDEVITT – Launching PORTERLOO: ‘A brilliant explosive book…the best politically weaponised poetry ever’. (Jeremy Reed).

SARAH CREWE – Liverpool poet, author of SEA WITCH and co-editor of CATECHISM: POEMS FOR PUSSY RIOT.

& JAMES BYRNE – Editor of THE WOLF Magazine, launching SOAPBOXES: a pamphlet of political satire.


News from Nowhere: Radical & Community Bookshop, 96 Bold Street, Liverpool, 0151 708 7270

This is a FREE event but please RSVP via Facebook event page or by calling the number above. Spaces limited.

Jo Langton: a preview

Jo Langton will perform at the next Other Room on Thursday, 15th August at The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham St., Manchester, M4 1LE. 7pm start, admission free. The film above shows Jo performing with Sarah Crewe at SJ Fowler’s Enemies event in Manchester earlier this year. You can also read some poems at Ofi Press, watch her perform at the DEPT/zimZalla event in 2012, or watch another performance with Sarah Crewe at the Manchester Poets for Pussy Riot event.

The other readers are Harry Gilonis and Elizabeth James.

Jo Langton is the author of ZimZalla object #015, PoeTea, consisting of handmade bags with text instead of tea. Her work has appeared in Department, 3.A.M, Otoliths, and Catechism: Poems For Pussy Riot. She also sub-edited and appeared in The Dark Would language art anthology, and has a MA in Experimental Writing from the University of Salford. Fill the Silence was published by erbacce press in 2011. She might have a cheeky chapbook before autumn, providing koi carp and terror cats don’t steal her soul along the way.

‘flick invicta’ by Sarah Crewe

Sarah Crewe’s poems are deliberately resistant. flick/invicta raises the question: does a poetry which comes from outside, or which challenges, dominant ideology also need to come outside of normal syntax, to exceed normal registers? Does poetry need to challenge our modes of interpretation before it challenges anything else? Some of the poems in the pamphlet become so obfuscated as to resemble catalogues of private obsessions, and seem like the “secret code” mentioned in ‘bridge’. Others are, in context, remarkably conventional. But the best are hair-raising and subversive, breaking language up to “bring the vowels back” and “prise consonants/apart”.

Other Room reader Sarah Crewe’s flick/invicta reviewed by Charles Whalley at Sabotage.

Other Room events rest of 2013

Some dates for your diary for the rest of 2013 and many readers confirmed.

All events take place at The Castle Hotel, Manchester at 7pm

June 24th – cris cheek, Sarah Crewe, Lewis Freedman
August 15th – Jo Langton, Harry Gilonis and Elizabeth James
October 16th – The Dark Would, Manchester launch
December 4th – TBC

Sarah Crewe: a preview

Sarah Crewe will perform at The Other Room on June 27th at The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester. For a flavour of her work, watch this clip of Sarah performing with Jo Langton at the Enemies of the North event in Manchester in March 2013. For more of her work, try her poems in Litter and Peony Moon, or samples from her recently published collection flick invicta at the Oystercatcher Press site.

Sarah Crewe is from the Port of Liverpool. Her chapbooks include flick invicta from Oystercatcher and Signs Of The Sistership with Sophie Mayer, from Knives Forks and Spoons. She is one third of Stinky Bear Press and her work has featured in Shearsman, Tears In The Fence and Litter magazines. She also starred as the little girl in the Trio biscuit advert.

The other readers will be cris cheek and Lewis Freedman. Previews of both to follow.