Storm and Golden Sky

Friday 25th November 2016. 7.30 (entrance £5) The Caledonia, (in Liverpool’s Georgian Quarter on the edge of Catharine Street and Caledonia Street: up the steep stairs at the back of the bar room).

Linda Stupart and Allen Fisher 

Allen Fisher has been involved in performance and poetry since 1962. A poet, painter, publisher, editor and art historian, he has produced more than 140 chapbooks and books of poetry, graphic and art documentation. He currently edits Spanner, lives in Hereford, and is Emeritus Professor of Poetry and Art at Manchester Metropolitan University. He has exhibited paintings in many shows, including one-man shows in London, 2003, and Hereford, 2013.

Visit Allen Fisher’s website

PLACE was Allen Fisher’s now somewhat legendary poetic project of the 1970s. Originally published over several years as a series of interconnecting books, virtually all of them now unobtainable, it incorporated influences from Blake, Olson, Pope, Wordsworth, Robert Kelly, Walter Benjamin, Jung, Dickens, Foucault, Wilhelm Reich, Marxism, the Situationists, conceptual art and researches in mythology, linguistics, psychology, mathematics, immunology, topography, zoology and much else – and yet remains unclassifiable.

The poems in the sequence Gravity as a consequence of shape, composed in the period 1982-2006, were previously issued in many journals and small publications and then eventually in three succinct volumes. This collected edition brings all of the poems from the sequence together for the first time into one volume.

Linda Stupart: Artist/Writer/Educator

Virus, her debut Novella, published by ARCADIA_MISSA, is available to buy here & read an excerpt of it here 

OTHER RECENT PUBLICATIONS: Hito Steyerl in Hito Steyel in Parkett. Vol 97/Sex Acts in How to Sleep Faster #6, Arcadia Missa /Walking the Street: Slutwalk and the Street in Return to the Street. Edited by Sofie Fuggle and Tom Henri. Pavement Books. Chris Kraus and the Empathetic Exchange of Objects in You Must Make Your Death Public: selected writing on Chris Kraus. Edited by Mira Mater. Mute./ Things Like Us and Them in …ment Journal. /Rematerialising Feminismadia Missa Press.  in Rematerialising Feminism. ARCADI_MISSA/ National Velvetin Eros: Woman Edition. Eros PressUntitled piece in Oh Wicked Flesh! Edited by Joseph Noonan-Ganley. South London Gallery.Friday in Idioglossia: an Art Writing Glossary. Edited by Joseph Noonan-Ganley. Hato Press. Old Wounds, Fresh Meat: A Year in South African Art in Art Review, September  2012./ Entanglement: A Love Story Set at dOCUMENTA 13. Art South Africa, Vol 5: issue 3.

Storm and Golden Sky

7.30 (entrance £5)

At The Caledonia

(in the Georgian Quarter on the edge of Catharine Street and Caledonia Street: up the steep stairs at the back of the bar room)

 Andrea Brady and Yvonne Riddick on 28th October

Andrea Brady was born in Philadelphia in 1974, and has lived in the UK since 1996. She is the director of the Archive of the Now (archiveofthenow.org), and co-publisher of Barque Press. Her publications include Vacation of a Lifetime (Salt, 2001), Embrace(Object Permanence, 2005), and the hypertext verse essay Wildfire (dispatx.com, 2006). Recent work The Strong Room (London: Crater Press, 2016, 66pp) was preceded by Cut from The Rushes (Hastings: Reality Street, 2013, 134pp). Mutabililty: Scripts for Infancy (London, New York and Calcutta: Seagull Books) was published in 2012. She has performed throughout the UK, Europe and US. Widely published in small magazines, Andrea teaches Renaissance and contemporary literature at Queen Mary, where she is Professor of Poetry. She lives in London.

Yvonne Reddick is a poet and academic researcher. She was a Wordsworth Trust mentee in 2014 and won a Northern Writer’s Award in 2016. She has published poetry pamphlets with Seapressed and with Knives, Forks and Spoons Press. Her collaborative art and poetry exhibition Deerhart has toured to galleries in Cambridge and Preston, and will travel to Edinburgh in late 2017.

Yvonnereddick.net

Storm and Golden Sky

Susan Bee and Charles Bernstein will be reading for us at the Other Room on Monday 3rd October, along with Maggie O’Sullivan. There’s another chance to catch Susan and Charles on their rare visit to the north-west of England on the Friday before, in L:iverpool. Details below.

Storm and Golden Sky
Friday 30th September 2016
Susan Bee and Charles Bernstein
7.30 (entrance £5)
At The Caledonia  (in the Georgian Quarter on the edge of Catharine Street and Cadedonia Street: up the steep stairs at the back of the bar room)

SUSAN BEE is an artist who lives in Brooklyn. She has had seven solo shows at A.I.R. Gallery, NY, and solo shows at Southfirst Gallery, Accola Griefen Gallery, and Lisa Cooley Gallery in NY. She has a BA from Barnard College and a MA in Art from Hunter College. Bee has published sixteen artist’s books. She has collaborated with poets including: Johanna Drucker, Susan Howe, Charles Bernstein, and Jerome Rothenberg. She is the coeditor of M/E/A/N/I/N/G Online. Bee received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Fine Arts in 2014. She teaches at the University of Pennsylvania.

CHARLES BERNSTEIN is an American poet, essayist, editor, and literary scholar. He holds the Donald T. Regan Chair in the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania and is one of the most prominent members of the Language poets, having co-edited (and co-founded) L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E magazine with Bruce Andrews between 1978 and 1981. In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has published 17 major books of poetry including Legend, with Bruce Andrews, Steve McCaffery, Ron Silliman and Ray DiPalma (New York: L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E/Segue, 1980), Controlling Interests (Roof Books, 1980), Islets/Irritations (Roof Books, 1992), Rough Trades (Sun & Moon, 1991) The Sophist (Sun & Moon, 1987) and many others, including two selected volumes: Republics of Reality: 1975-1995 (Sun & Moon, 2000) and All the Whiskey in Heaven: Selected Poems (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010). Bernstein is also an important critic and editor of contemporary poetry and this year the University of Chicago press published his Pitch of Poetry. His other remarkable critical writings include:Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays and Inventions (University of Chicago Press, 2011), My Way: Speeches and Poems (University of Chicago Press, 1999), A Poetics (Harvard University Press, 1992) and Content’s Dream: Essays 1975-1984 (Sun & Moon Press, 1986). Other notable projects include A Conversation with David Antin(Granary Books, 2002) and Shadowtime: a libretto for an opera about Walter Benjamin with music by Brian Ferneyhough (Green Integer, 2005).

This is a Liverpool Biennial Fringe Event.

Storm and Golden Sky

Storm and Golden Sky at the Caledonia FRIDAY 24th June 2016

Rachel Sills and Mark Greenwood

Up the stairs (at the back of the barroom, above the pub name, above) at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool,

£5, 7.30 pm spot-on start!

Rachel Sills lives in Manchester. She is a co-organiser of the Manchester-based poetry reading series Peter Barlow’s Cigarette, and has books and objects published by Knives Forks and Spoons Press, zimZalla and Red Ceilings Press.

Mark Greenwood is a performance artist/ writer originally from Newcastle but now based in Liverpool. He has presented work across the U.K, Europe and the United States as well as curating the RED APE; a performance platform dedicated to the preservation and legacy of provincial performance art practice in the U.K. Utilising indefinite durational practice and minimal actions as art forms, Greenwood’s interests lie in anthropomorphic puzzles and inter-textual folds.

Storm is run by Nathan Jones, Eleanor Rees, Michael Egan and Robert Sheppard.

Storm and Golden Sky at the Caledonia

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.

Storm and Golden Sky

FRIDAY 26th February 2016. Storm and Golden Sky at the Caledonia. Lizzie Nunnery and Scott Thurston. Up the stairs (at the back of the barroom, above the pub name, above) at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool, £5, 7.30 pm spot-on start (but slightly later start than previously)!

 

Storm and Golden Sky

Up the stairs (at the back of the barroom, above the pub name, above) at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool, £5, 7.30 pm spot-on start (but slightly later start than previously)!

FRIDAY January 29th: Leanne Bridgewater and James Byrne
James Byrne’s most recent poetry collections are White Coins and the newly published Everything Broken Up Dances. Blood/Sugar, was published by Arc Publications in 2009. Bones Will Crow: 15 Contemporary Burmese Poets, published in June 2012, is co-edited with ko ko thett and is the first anthology of Burmese poetry ever to be published in the West (Arc 2012). Byrne is the editor of The Wolf, which he co-founded in 2002. He is the co-editor of Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century, an anthology of poets under 35, published by Bloodaxe in 2009. Byrne lives in Liverpool and is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Edge Hill University. His poems have been translated into several languages including Arabic, Burmese and Chinese and he is the International Editor for Arc Publications.
Some James Byrne links:

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/people/interview-james-byrne-edge-hill-university

https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/news/2015/11/edge-hill-poet-is-generational-trailblazer-with-us-poetry-collection/

Poetician and pattern artist, Leanne Bridgewater’s work stems from experimentation of word order and unconventional rhyme, to phonic chants and visual grafitti. Her drawings are said to belong to Pareidolia: seeing faces within patterns. Her performances and readings have included visual puns where a tomato is placed on a toe, musical instruments, collaborations with multiple language spreakers, traslators and musicians. She was awarded a Foyle Young poet at 17. At 23 she graduated from The University of Salford with an MA in Creative Writing: Innovation & Experiment (distinction). In 2015 she was shortlisted for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize.Her first debut collection, Confessions of a Cyclist, is out now and published by Knives Forks and Spoons Press. See here

http://leannebridgewater.co.uk/index.html

Storm and Golden Sky: Sandeep Parmar and Robert Sheppard

Up the stairs (at the back of the barroom, above the pub name, above) at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool, £5, 7 pm spot-on start!

FRIDAY 27th November 2015

Sandeep Parmar and Robert Sheppard

(with a short reading by Adam Hampton)

 Sandeep Parmar was born in Nottingham in 1979 and was raised in Southern California. She received her PhD in English Literature from University College London in 2008 on the unpublished autobiographies of the modernist poet Mina Loy. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. She is the Reviews Editor of The Wolf magazine and edited The Collected Poems of Hope Mirrlees for Carcanet Press (2011). Her critical book on Loy, Reading Mina Loy’s Autobiographies, appeared from Bloomsbury in 2013. She teaches twentieth-century literature and creative writing at the University of Liverpool. Her books are Eidolon and The Marble Orchard, both from Shearsman.

 

http://www.liv.ac.uk/english/staff/sandeep-parmar

 

 

Robert Sheppard is launching two books tonight, his new History or Sleep: Selected Poems, which covers the full range of his work since 1982, and his autrebiographies, Words Out of Time. He lives in Liverpool, is one of the organisers of Storm and Golden Sky, and is also a literary critic of work generally known as ‘linguistically innovative’. He teaches at Edge Hill University.

Storm and Golden Sky:

FRIDAY 30th October 2015, 7 PM. Up the stairs (at the back of the barroom, above the pub name, above) at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool, £5.

A performance for poetry, sound and voice, featuring:

Geraldine Monk : poet and performer
Alan Halsey: poet and performer
Steve Boyland: vocalist and performer

Storm and Golden Sky: Natasha Borton and John Redmond

Friday 25th September, 7 PM start, £5. Up the stairs (at the back of the bar room) at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool.

Natasha Borton is Welsh writer. She is part of Voicebox Collective in Wrexham, North Wales and Talking Doorsteps, the international collective with Roundhouse and British Arts Council. She has been published in Litmus, Erbacce, For Books Sake and threeandahalfpointnine. Natasha performs regularly in North Wales and the North West including the Bluecoat, Everyman and Playhouse and The Lowry. Natasha was runner up for the Erbacce prize and her chapbook Signed Asbestos will be coming out late 2015.

John Redmond was born in Dublin in 1967. After completing a D. Phil on the subject of contemporary poetry at Oxford, he taught for two years at Macalester College in Minnesota. Currently he is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Liverpool. MUDe and Thumb’s Width are published by Carcanet. He reviews poetry widely and was associated with the poetry magazine, Thumbscrew. He has published a textbook How to Write a Poem (Oxford: Blackwell) and was the editor of James Liddy: Selected Poems (Dublin: Arlen House). His critical book Poetry and Privacy: Questioning Public Interpretations of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry has just been published by Seren.

Storm and Golden Sky: Robert Hampson and Eleanor Rees

Up the stairs (at the back of the barroom, above the pub name, above) at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool, £5, 7 pm spot-on start!

July 31st: Robert Hampson and Eleanor Rees

Eleanor Rees graduated with a BA in English Literature from the University of Sheffield in 2001, and a MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia in 2002.[2] She has a PhD from the University of Exeter. She has published three collections of poetry. She received an Eric Gregory Award in 2002. Andraste’s Hair was shortlisted for the Forward Prize Best First Collection and the Glen Dimplex New Writers Award for Poetry. Her second collection is Eliza and the Bear from which the band take their name. Her third collection is Blood Child, Pavilion Poets/Liverpool University Press, 2015.

 Read the article in The Skinny with Eleanor on local poets, politics and her new collection Blood Child.

http://www.theskinny.co.uk/books/features/concrete-jungle-eleanor-rees-on-blood-child

Robert Hampson is Professor of Modern Literature in the English Department at Royal Holloway, University of London. During the 70s he co-edited (with Ken Edwards and Peter Barry) the magazine Alembic which, among other things, was instrumental in introducing North American LANGUAGE poetry to England. More recently, he has edited another poetry magazine, purge. He also co-edited (with Peter Barry) New British Poetries: The Scope of the Possible.His collections of poetry include: Degrees of Addiction, A Necessary Displacement, A City at War, Seaport, and C for Security, and An Exploration of Colours (Veer 2010). His selected poems,Assembled Fugitives, was published by Stride in 2000.

Storm and Golden Sky: Andy Brown and Kelvin Corcoran

Friday June 26th at 7.00, £5

For this month only this reading will be held at the Bluecoat, School Lane, L1 3BX in the centre of Liverpool.

The event will take place in the Sandon Room: turn right after entering the main entrance of the Bluecoat, follow the ramp and through the double doors. See the Bluecoat website for directions.

ANDY BROWN’s latest poetry books are WATERSONG (Shearsman, 2015), EXURBIA (Worple, 2014), THE FOOL AND THE PHYSICIAN (Salt, 2012) and 7 previous collections. He published his first novel, APPLES & PRAYERS in 2015 (Dean Street). He is the co-editor of A BODY OF WORK: Poetry and Medical Writing, forthcoming from Bloomsbury (2016) and also edited THE WRITING OCCURS AS SONG: A Kelvin Corcoran Reader (Shearsman, 2014). He is a performing musician, and has been Director of Creative Writing at the University of Exeter for fifteen years.

KELVIN CORCORAN was born in 1956. He is the author of twelve collections of poetry, the most recent of which is For the Greek Spring. In addition he has interviewed Lee Harwood for the volume Not the Full Story: Six Interviews with Lee Harwood, published in June 2008. He has read extensively in the UK and also in Germany and Ireland and accompanied travelling Arts Council exhibitions reading poetry written in response to the work of contemporary painters and sculptors. Three extended interviews with him can be found in The Writing Occurs As Song: A Kelvin Corcoran Reader, the first full-length study of his work, edited by Andy Brown and published by Shearsman in 2014. With Recent projects include collaboration with Greek musicians in setting his poetry to music and collaborative performances with songwriters Jack Hues, Liam Magill and pianist Sam Bailey at the Free Range series of events in Canterbury. Hear some samples of these collaborations at soundcloud here, here, here and here. His recent books include a New and Selected Poems and Backward Turning Sea, both from Shearsman.

Storm and Golden Sky: Ross Sutherland and Patricia Farrell

FRIDAY May 29th, 7 PM start. Up the stairs (at the back of the barroom) at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool, £5, 7 pm start! Ross Sutherland was born in Edinburgh in 1979. He was included in The Times’s list of Top Ten Literary Stars of 2008. He has four collections of poetry: Things To Do Before You Leave Town (2009), Twelve Nudes (2010), Hyakuretsu Kyaku (2011), and Emergency Window (2012), all published by Penned In The Margins. Ross is also a member of the poetry collective Aisle16 with whom he runs Homework, an evening of literary miscellany in East London. http://www.rosssutherland.co.uk/main/   Patricia Farrell lives in Liverpool. She is a poet and visual artist. She co-organised the SubVoicive reading series in London in the 1980s and was a member of the arts group New River Project. She has collaborated with other writers and artists, most notably Robert Sheppard, as well the installation artist Jivan Astfalck, on the project B*twixst, and with Jennifer Cobbing, and Veryan Weston on the dance piece, A Space Completely Filled with Matter, which is published this month by Veer Press. Her work is published in a range of magazines and collections, including A New Tonal language in the Reality Street‘4 pack’ series, as well as individual pamphlets: most recently, Seven Bays ofSpirituality (Knives Forks and Spoons Press). She completed a PhD thesis in 2011 on poetic artifice in philosophical writing. Her collection, The Zechstein Sea, was published by Shearsman Books in 2013.   http://patriciafarrell.weebly.com/

Storm and Golden Sky

Up the stairs (at the back of the barroom) at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool, £5, 7 pm spot-on start!

Friday February 27th 2015

Claire Trévien is an Anglo-Breton poet, editor, reviewer, workshop leader and live literature producer.

She is the author of the pamphlet Low-Tide Lottery (Salt, 2011), and The Shipwrecked House (Penned in the Margins, 2013), which was longlisted in the Guardian First Book Award. The Shipwrecked House was co-commissioned as a one-woman show by Ledbury Festival and supported thanks to Arts Council Funding. It has been touring the UK this autumn, reviews can be found here.
Her poetry has appeared in numerous publications including POETRY, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Magma, Under the Radar, Poetry Salzburg, The Forward Book of Poetry 2014 and Best British Poetry 2012.

She edits Sabotage Reviews, co-edits Verse Kraken, and co-organizes Penning Perfumes.

Luke Kennard is a poet and writer of fiction. He holds a PhD in English from the University of Exeter and lectures in creative writing at the University of Birmingham. He won an Eric Gregory award in 2005 for his first collection of prose poems The Solex Brothers (Stride Books) which has since been re-issued by Salt as The Solex Brothers Redux. His second collection of poetry The Harbour Beyond the Movie was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2007 making him the youngest poet ever to be nominated for the award. His third book, The Migraine Hotel, was published in by Salt in 2009 and a pamphlet, Planet-Shaped Horse, was published by Nine Arches Press in 2011 to critical acclaim.

Storm and Golden Sky

NIALL CAMPBELL and HELEN TOOKEY

FRIDAY 18th July June 2014
Up the stairs (at the back of the barroom) at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool, £4, 7 pm start.

Niall Campbell is a Scottish poet originally from South Uist in the Western Isles. He received an Eric Gregory Award (2011) and a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship (2011). Niall also won the Poetry London Competition in 2013. His first pamphlet, After the Creel Fleet, was released in 2012 by Happenstance Press. Moontide, his first collection, is published by Bloodaxe and is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation.

http://niallcampbellpoet.wordpress.com/

Helen Tookey is a poet, writer and editor, originally from Leicester and now based in Liverpool. Her poems have appeared in a variety of magazines and anthologies and her first full-length collection, Missel-Child, is out now from Carcanet Press. Grevel Lindop described her poems as having ‘a genuine eeriness’, going on to say ‘She has interests in both archaeology and psychology, but knows intuitively that they aren’t separate’. Many of the poems in Missel-Child explore borderland spaces and hint at the return of buried material: ‘The gravelled path gives way to broken angles, / burials of water. Follow it’. Tookey writes in a variety of modes and forms, including metrical and free verse, syllabics, collage and other uses of found text. Writing in Poetry London, Clare Pollard called her ‘one of the most exciting users of collage I’ve seen for a long while’

http://helentookey.wordpress.com/

Born of a Liverpool taste for variety and drama, Storm and Golden Sky offers literary high style from across the poetic landscape. Programmed by a collective of Liverpool-based poets, Michael Egan, Nathan Jones, Robert Sheppard and Eleanor Rees.

Storm and Golden Sky

Up the stairs (at the back of the barroom) at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool, £4, 7 pm spot-on start!

FRIDAY 27th June 2014

Holly Pester & Evan Jones

Holly Pester is a sound poet, archive-curator and researcher based in London.She has recently completed a practice-based PhD in poetics at Birkbeck, University of London titled, ‘Making Speech-Matter: Recurring Mediations in Sound Poetics and Its Contemporary Practice’. Her practice-work experiments in frequencies of speech, song and articulated noise through performance and installation. She has performed at art events including the Prague MicroFestival 2012, Text Festival 2011 and Serpentine Poetry Marathon 2009, and was a writer in residence at dOCUMENTA 13. Holly Pester’s poetry collection, Hoofs, was released with if p then q press in 2011. See (or rather hear): https://soundcloud.com/#holly-pester

Evan Jones was born in Toronto. A dual citizen of Canada and Greece, he has lived in Britain since 2005. He has a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Manchester and has taught at York University in Toronto, and in Britain at the University of Bolton and Liverpool John Moores University. His first collection, Nothing Fell Today But Rain (2003), was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. He is co-editor of the anthologyModern Canadian Poets (Carcanet, 2010).He is working on a new translation of Cavafy for Carcanet. Did you know Cavafy lived just round the corner from tonight’s venue? Evan did.

See http://www.carcanet.co.uk/cgi-bin/indexer?product=9781847771377

Born of a Liverpool taste for variety and drama, Storm and Golden Sky offers literary high style from across the poetic landscape. Programmed by a collective of Liverpool-based poets, Michael Egan, Nathan Jones, Robert Sheppard and Eleanor Rees.

Storm and Golden Sky

FRIDAY 25th April, Zoe Skoulding and Keston Sutherland

Up the stairs (at the back of the barroom) at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool, £4, 7 pm spot-on start!
Keston Sutherland is the author of The Odes to TL61P, Stupefaction, Stress Position, Hot White Andy and other books, and lots of essays, many of them about Marx and poetry. He lives in Brighton, where he runs the Sussex Poetry Festival, and where he founded Brighton Left Unity. He co-edits Barque press.
Zoë Skoulding is primarily a poet, though her work encompasses sound-based vocal performance, collaboration, translation, literary criticism, editing, and teaching creative writing. She lectures in the School of English at Bangor University, and has been Editor of the international quarterly Poetry Wales since 2008. Her recent collections of poems are The Museum of Disappearing Sounds (Seren, 2013), Remains of a Future City (Seren, 2008), long-listed for Wales Book of the Year 2009. You Will Live in Your Own Cathedral is a multimedia soundscape, video and poetry performance with Alan Holmes that has been presented across Europe in several languages.

Born of a Liverpool taste for variety and drama, ‘Storm and Golden Sky’ offers literary high style from across the poetic landscape. Programmed by a collective of Liverpool-based poets, Michael Egan, Nathan Jones, Robert Sheppard and Eleanor Rees.

Storm and Golden Sky

Friday 21st March

LEE HARWOOD AND SARAH CORBETT

Born of a Liverpool taste for variety and drama, Storm and Golden Sky offers literary high style from across the poetic landscape; experimental, lyric, performance and all that is in-between.

Programmed by a collective of Liverpool-based poets Michael Egan, Nathan Jones, Robert Sheppard and Eleanor Rees, we aim for a literary experience felt in your bones as juxtaposition and surprise correspondence. New metaphors will be forged, similarities caught, trajectories flown.

Up the STEEP stairs at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool, £5, 7 pm spot-on start!

Lee Harwood began writing in the 1960s and was at the heart of the British Poetry Revival. A Collected Poems from Shearsman shows the range of his work from that time until now: New York poems in the style of Frank O’Hara, a period of notebook and place poems influenced by Charles Olson, through to intense lyrics that always surprise by their surreal edges and by a collagist sense that nothing is ever only one thing. Harwood lives in Brighton and a new book is due from Enitharmon in May
2014.

Sarah Corbett lives in Hebden Bridge, but she grew up in North Wales, ever an English outsider. She has published three collections of poetry with Seren Books:The Red Wardrobe (1998),The Witch Bag (2002) and Other Beasts (2008).The Red Wardrobe won an Eric Gregory Award and was shortlisted for the T.S Eliot and Forward prizes. She has written several short films and a full length script – a collaboration with a film director that may extend to TV Drama. She nearly has a first draft of a children’s novel, and has just started working on lieder with a young composer.

Storm and Golden Sky

Born of a Liverpool taste for variety and drama, ‘Storm and Golden Sky’ offers literary high style from across the poetic landscape; experimental, lyric, performance and all that is in-between, and brings them, two at a time, hand by hand, into the city bounds for a reading series which revels in the intensities and complexities of our art.

Programmed by a collective of Liverpool-based poets, Michael Egan, Nathan Jones, Robert Sheppard and Eleanor Rees, we aim for a literary experience felt in your bones as juxtaposition and surprise correspondence. New metaphors will be forged, similarities caught, trajectories flown.

Invited poets will read for substantial half-hour sets introduced by new works from the collective. Entrance includes a copy of the magazine ‘Veil the Pole’ edited by Michael Egan, featuring the invited poets and many others.

Last Friday of the Month (apart from occasional variation), Upstairs at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool, £5, 7 pm spot-on start!

28th Feb, Melissa Lee-Houghton and Crispin Best

21st March, Lee Harwood and tbc

25th April, Zoe Skoulding and Keston Sutherland

Future dates: May 30th, June 27th, July 25th and onwards!