The European Review of Poetry, Books and Culture is an online literary journal, funded by the European Union, aiming to create an anglophone publication platform with a focus on continental Europe and world beyond.
Over 80 original essays, articles and reflections from writers across the world will be commissioned and published over the next 12 months. Initial commissions include new pieces by Rasha Abbas, Harry Man, Joanna Walsh, David Spittle, Christodoulos Makris, Andrew Gallix, Rocio Ceron, Catherine Humble and many more. New articles are soon to be published daily at www.versopolis.com
The debut art book SJ Fowler, published in a limited edition by Stranger Press, available to purchase here. The book will be launched on December 15th at The Poetry Society’s Poetry Cafe at7.30pm, free entry. Details here.
The first of a new set of five cinema-poetic collaborations between SJ Fowler and artist-filmmaker Joshua Alexander. Full details here.
A literary event celebrating the visual, visceral, messy, handwritten and colourful in poetry with new unique commissions from writers exploring alternate ways of making literature. Films from the evening, including this from Christopher Stephenson are online here, plus full details of the project..
Kingston University’s literary cultural centre’s new year of events, projects, festivals and initiatives begins in October. The core programme consists of a dozen events – each themed, with three speakers responding to that concept with a new reading or talk or performance. The speakers are both guests to the Centre, including Tom McCarthy, Stella Duffy, Nell Leyshon and Iain Sinclair, as well as those drawn from the academic staff at Kingston University. Student and alumnus readings often accompany this main programme.
The Centre will present brand new initiatives including a programme of adult education courses, a bookclub curated with Stanley Picker Gallery and a publication series for student poets with Sampson Low. See www.writerscentrekingston.com for more details on the centre and the year ahead.
An ambitious new project, Poem Brut is an exploration of poetry and colour, handwriting, composition, abstraction, scribbling, and illustration, affirming the possibilities of the page, the pen, the pencil – in a computer age – generating over a dozen events, multiple exhibitions, workshops, conferences and publications. The first event will take place at Rich Mix on November 25th followed by an exhibition – Hard to Read – also at the Rich Mix, opening December 9th. 3ammagazine, a partner in the project, is also running open call for new works that fit within the tradition. More details here.