William Rowe Collected Poems Launch


18 May at 18:30–22:00. May Day Rooms, 88 Fleet St, London, EC4Y 1DH.

Four poets will read from their new books of anti-capitalist poetry. Helen Dimos’s No Realtor Was Compensated for This Sale takes readers out of socially controlled time into real time. Stephen Mooney’s Ratzinger Solo mixes the voices of Trump, Pope Benedict XVI, and Han Solo in order to investigate crossovers of how they present themselves as characters immune to criticism. William Rowe’s Collected Poems assert resistance against oppression as a necessary form of art. Verity Spott’s forthcoming Click Way Close Door Say exposes ways in which the language of institutional care traps us.


Contraband Live

Contraband Live! The first in a new series of poetry events, brought to you by poetry publisher Contraband + the Charterhouse Bar.

Featuring poetry by Linus Slug and Andrew Spragg, the launch of Stephen Mooney’s trilogy of poetry books and a performance by Special Guest Stars montenegrofisher!

Bring a poem with you to read in our Open Mic slot!
Readings to be followed by music + dancing into Friday morning!

Thursday, October 13 at 7 PM – 2 AM
Oct 13 at 7 PM to Oct 14 at 2 AM
Charterhouse Bar

38 Charterhouse St, EC1M 6 London


New from Veer

Veer 050 – Allen Fisher – Defaliliarising _______________ * (2nd edition)

Veer 051 – Martin Bakero – abjects

Burner Veer 012 – Doug Jones – Posts

Veer 052 – Catherine Hales – Feasible Strategems

Burner Veer 013 – David Ashford – XARAGMATA

Veer 053 – Karen Mac Cormack – AGAINST WHITE

Veer 054 – Carol Watts – Sun Dog

More at the Veer Books site.


Veer Books at the Surrey New Writers Festival

Veer Books will be hosting a reading and launch evening as part of the Surrey New Writers Festival in Guildford on Saturday 16 March (6 – 8PM), featuring the launch of Allen Fisher’s Defamiliarising ____________* and Martin Bakero’s abjects. Readers will be: Allen Fisher, Martin Bakero, Adrian Clarke, Stephen Mooney. Hosted by Stephen Mooney and Holly Luhning. (free admission). Venue: Three Pigeons, Guildford,169 High Street,Guildford,GU1 3AJ. More here.



Hi Zero #15, Season 2 Opener, a night of contemporary poetry readings, featuring:


Author: The Book of Night Terrors (Salt), and JUBILATE AJAX forthcoming imminently from MOUNTAIN PRESS


Author: DCLP (District and Central Line Project) (Veer), Shuddered, with Aodán McCardle & Piers Hugill (Veer)


Author: The Death of Pringle (Veer/Film Forum), Finite Love (w/The Other Brother) (Critical Documents/Bad), Superior City Song (Crit. Dox), and RHYME AGAINST THE INTERNET (Crater)

Wednesday, 26th September upstairs at The Hope, Queen’s Road, BRIGHTON. Doors 7:30pm.

£4 for all


The next workshop will be this Saturday 8 October at 4pm at the William IV pub, 7 Shepherdess Walk, Shoreditch, London, N1 7QE, nearest tube Old Street.

Focusing on experimental writing, these workshops offer a supportive, non-judgemental atmosphere for poets to share new work. The meetings aim to engage and encourage the broadest possible range of innovative practices.