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.
Derek Beaulieu, Sarah Crewe, Luna Montenegro & Adrian Fisher (aka Montenegro Fisher). 23 July, 19:30. The Apple Tree, 45 Mount Pleasant, Clerkenwell, London, WC1X 0AE.
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.
Submissions are open between March 1st-April 15th 2015 for prose, poetry and visual submissions relating to and involving haematology for the Litmus haematological issue. Please send 4-6 poems. Prose submissions should be 500-2500 words. Link.
“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.
Edited by Sarah Crewe and Dimitra Ioannou, the Cranberry Jouissance issue of aglimpseof includes a poem by Richard Barrett.
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.
Hosted by JAMES BYRNE & SANDEEP PARMAR
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.
“Sea Witch” consists of 21 poems, loosely based on each scene of the film Jaws. The shark is now female. The writing combines attention to verbal texture with use of space on the page to present a verbal-visual whole. Out now from Leafe Press.
New work from Rhys Trimble up now at M58.
New work online at M58, an on-line and occasional print visual poetry journal edited by Sarah Crewe and Andrew Taylor, including this by Jez Noond.
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.
Sarah Crewe reading at The Other Room, June 2013
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.
Click on the poster to enlarge.
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
Saturday, 29 June 2013, 1 pm start.
- Sophie Mayer & Sarah Crewe
- Rob Stanton
- Colin Winborn
The Ship & Mitre, 133 Dale St Liverpool, L2 2JH.
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
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.