UEA Poetry Festival now booking



+ more tba

Friday 17 April: 18.00 till late (venue tbc.)
Saturday 18 April: 13.00 -23.00 (UEA Drama Studio)

Friday night: entrance free
Saturday: £10 waged, £5 unwaged

For more details, see UEA POETICS PROJECT:

Videos back in the archive

A small part of our video archive, including readings and videos, hosted by MySpace has been down for a while. We’ve a couple more to sort out but meanwhile here are these videos back in action to be watched for the first time or again. Bon Appetit.

Nick Thurston December 2009

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/78619129 w=250&h=216]

Nick Thurston interview 2009

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/77545012 w=250&h=216]

Sophie Robsinon December 2009

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/78679878 w=250&h=216]

Sophie Robinson interview 2009

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/77545011 w=250&h=216]

Stuart Calton October 2009 at Oxjam

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/78618997 w=250&h=216]

Michael Haslam October 2009

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/78618999 w=250&h=216]


Wednesday, 31 July 2013, 19:30.

  • Ollie Evans
  • Fabian Macpherson
  • Amy Evans
  • Lydia White
  • Frances Kruk
  • Videos by Jow Lindsay
  • Animal Magic Tricks.

Entry: Donation on the door.
Venue: Power Lunches, Arts Café,
446 Kingsland Road Hackney,, E8 4AE London (nearest tube: Haggerston Overground)


Thursday, 14 March 2013, 18:30.

Inspace, 1 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AB

The first installment of new media poetry night Syndicate explores the meaning of authorship and identity in a digital context in an evening of poetry readings, music, discussions and web-art screenings.

Sophie Robinson is a London-based poet who is currently working on a long poem about Soviet space travel. She’s interested in the experimental sonnet, contemporary revisions of lyric, and queer space and time. Sophie was Poet in Residence at the V&A in 2011.

Calum Rodger is a Glasgow-based poet with an interest in digital poetics. Tonight, he’ll share works made using Chris Westbury’s ‘user-configurable dynamic textual projective surface’ JanusNode, and wrestle with their critical and theoretical contexts.

Dorothy Butchard is a researcher at the University of Edinburgh who is exploring the ramifications of new media for established narrative techniques and the representation of marginal communities in literary space. She’ll be curating two pieces of digital art and sharing ideas from her research.

Syndicate will close with Edinburgh poet and musician Illiop, whose electronic music is often reminiscent of the call of the Namaqua rainfrog, and/or the sound of a hundred ribbons tied to industrial machines: tonight it will be reminiscent of the voices we’ve just heard. Syndicate brings together writers, musicians, artists and researchers working in and in response to digital technologies, new media and evolving network practices. It is organised by Lila Matsumoto, Jo L Walton and Samantha Walton, in collaboration with Inspace.

More here.


Thursday, December 20, 2012, 8:00pm. Vogue Fabrics, 66 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 7XB.

An evening of film, poetry and sad disco.

Amy De’Ath
Marianne Morris
Sophie Mayer
Jeff Hilson
Samantha Walton
!more tbc!

Liz Rosenfeld

Sad Disco:
DJ Dr Kemp

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


Thursday, 18 October 2012, 20:00. An evening of film, poetry and sad disco. Vogue Fabrics, 66 Stoke Newington Road,  London, N16 7XB.

Sean Bonney
Steve Willey
Rachael Allen
Sophie Robinson

Timothy Smith’s ‘Le Weekend’

Sad Disco:
DJ Dr Kemp


FEELINGS film / poetry / sad disco

VOGUE FABRICS, 66 Stoke Newington Rd, N16 (Overground: Dalston Kingsland / Dalston Junction)
14th June 2012 7:00pm to Midnight £3
POETRY Samuel Solomon (US) Linus Slug (UK) Frances Kruk (Canada) Sophie Robinson (UK) Luke Roberts (UK)
FILM Abigail Child (USA) Andrew Kerton (UK)
SAD DISCO DJ Dr. Kemp (10pm onwards)

Bad Press: subjectivity liberated from the imperatives of purposive activity!

Poems, 4 Poets: Marianne Morris, Luke Roberts, Sophie Robinson, Josh Stanley.
£2.50 + £1 p&p / / $7.

Four poems/poets in one cultural transmission. All poems feature identifiable subjects, thereby furnishing the reader with that distinctly cozy-by-the-fire hint of the middle-brow, whilst maintaining all the feigned legitimacy of dialogue with poetic history that one would expect from a Bad Press publication. What the hell more do you want. CALL THE DOCTOR!

Visit the Bad Press site for more information.