An evening poetry reading: Independent Publishers Book Fair, Sheffield
Saturday 10th June, 2017, Bank Street Arts, 32-40 Bank Street, Sheffield. S1 2DS 7:30pm, free entry.
Karen Mac Cormack is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry. Titles include Quirks & Quillets, The Tongue Moves Talk, At Issue, Vanity Release,TALE LIGHT: New & Selected Poems 1984–2009, and AGAINST WHITE (Veer Books, London, 2013). Her poems have appeared in such anthologies asMoving Borders, Out of Everywhere, Another Language, Prismatic Publics, and have been translated into French, Portuguese, Swedish and Norwegian. An extended interview with her appears in Scott Thurston’s Talking Poetics (Shearsman, 2011). Born in Zambia, of dual British/Canadian citizenship, she currently lives in the USA and teaches at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Steve McCaffery has been twice nominated for Canada’s Governor General’s Award and is twice recipient of the American Gertrude Stein Prize for Innovative Writing. He is the author of over 40 books and chapbooks of poetry and criticism. An ample selection of his poetic explorations in numerous forms can be savoured in the two volumes of Seven Pages Missing (Coach House Press). As well as Panopticon, Tatterdemalion (Veer Books), Alice in Plunderland (Book Thug), Revanches (Xexoxial), and Parsival (Roof). His book-object-concept A Little Manual of Treason was commissioned for the 2011 Shajah Biennale in the United Arab Emirates. A founding member of the sound poetry ensemble Four Horsemen, TRG (Toronto Research Group) and the College of Canadian ”Pataphysics and long-time resident of Toronto he is now David Gray Professor of Poetry and Letters at the University at Buffalo. Born in Jessop’s Hospital Sheffield, he is listed, along with John Ruskin, Margaret Drabble, Eric Clapton and Patrick MacNee, as one of the top 100 people who were born or lived in that city.
New issue of the online reviews magazine out now, including Steve McCaffery’s Parsival.
Oui Performance – Action Poetry
Karen Mac Cormack & Steve McCaffery
Thursday 9th June 2016
York Medical Society, Stonegate, York
7pm – 8:30pm
Karen Mac Cormack is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry, most recently AGAINST WHITE (Veer Books, London, 2013). Her poems have appeared in a number of anthologies including ‘Moving Borders’, ‘Out of Everywhere’, ‘Another Language’, and ‘Prismatic Publics’. Her texts have been translated into French, Portuguese, Swedish and Norwegian. An extended interview with her appears in Scott Thurston’s ‘Talking Poetics’ (Shearsman, 2011). Of dual British/Canadian citizenship she currently lives in the USA and teaches at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Steve McCaffery is the author of more than 40 books of poetry and criticism. His most recent books are ‘Tatterdemalion’ (Veer Books, 2014); ‘Alice in Plunderland’ (Book Thug, 2015) and ‘Revanches’, a collection of visual and concrete poetry (Xexoxial, 2015). English born and a long-time resident of Toronto, he was a co-founder of the Toronto Research Group (TRG), the sound poetry ensemble Four Horsemen, and the College of Canadian Pataphysics. Since 2004 he has been the David Gray Professor of Poetry and Letters and Director and member of the UB Poetics Program at the University at Buffalo.
“When a poetry evening attracts as varied an audience as this, aged from twenty-odd to fifty-something, and with latecomers crowding in at the back, you know something interesting is going on. The Other Room is free, and held in the marvellous wood-panelled, high-ceilinged performance space at the Castle Hotel on Oldham Street, Manchester, so its location is ideal. But the surprise lies in the number of poets who have so far taken part, and the health of the stylistic field it specialises in, which is defined as “experimental”.”
Read more of this review by Bob Dickinson of our November event featuring Karen Mac Cormack, Steve McCaffery and Claire Potter at the Corridor 8 site.
Steve McCaffery reading at The Other Room in November 2014
Steve McCaffery will perform at the next Other Room on Thursday 29th November, The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester, M2 4PD. 7 PM start, free entry, book stall. The other performers are Karen Mac Cormack and Claire Potter.
The above clip shows Steve performing “The White Pages” and other work at the Burchfield Penny Art Center, Buffalo, NY. 14 January 2013. For more, visit Steve’s page at the Electronic Poetry Center.
Reading, and double launch: Peter Jaeger, Steve McCaffery, Karen Mac Cormack.
Wednesday 12th November 2014, 7.45 pm
Room 153, Malet Street Main Building, Birkbeck College, Torrington Square, London WC1E 7HX.
All welcome – free entry.
Featuring the launch of Peter Jaeger’s 540493390 (research) and Steve McCaffery’s TATTERDAMALION (both new from Veer).