Calum Gardner: a preview

Calum Gardner will perform at the next Other Room on Wednesday 21st February at The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester, alongside Edmund Hardy and Jazmine Linklater. 7 PM start, free, as always. Here is Calum performing with another Other Room reader, John Goodby.

Calum Gardner is a poet, critic, editor of Zarf magazine, and teaches at the University of Leeds. Recent poems can be found in publications such as amberflora, 3:AM, Datableed, and Poetry Wales.

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Edmund Hardy: a preview

Edmund Hardy will read at the next Other Room on Wednesday 21st February at The Castle Hotel, Oldham St., Manchester. Here he is with Camilla Nelson at last year’s Museum of Futures exhibition opening. The other readers are Jazmine Linklater and Calum Gardner. 7 PM start, free, as always.

Edmund Hardy is a poet and polemicist. His book Complex Crosses (2014) is an experimental work of philology and philosophy. He’s currently working on a novel called Motley Apostles.

Peter Barlow’s Cigarette #26

*Note the change of venue*

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ZAYNEB ALLAK ~
grew up in Baghdad and Birmingham and has since lived and worked in several countries around the world. Her debut pamphlet, Keine Angst, was published by New Walk Editions in 2017. She has a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at Nottingham Trent University and is currently a lecturer in Creative Writing at Edge Hill University.JAMES BYRNE ~
is a poet, editor and translator born in the UK in 1977. His most recent poetry collection is Everything that is Broken Up Dances, his debut collection in the United States in 2015. He is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Edge Hill University in England. Byrne was editor and co-founder of The Wolf magazine, and has edited or co-edited such collections as Bones Will Crow, the first anthology of contemporary Burmese poetry to be published in English (Arc, 2012); Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st Century (Bloodaxe, 2009), and Atlantic Drift: an Anthology of Poetry & Poetics, featuring 24 poets from the US/UK and Canada (Arc, 2017), with Robert Sheppard. He is the International Editor for Arc Publications and his poems have been translated into several languages including Arabic, Burmese and Chinese.

The poet John Kinsella wrote: ‘James Byrne is a phenomenon and Blood/Sugar is astonishing. Byrne has a razor-sharp wit, an acute intellect and a superb facility with language. The poetry he writes is both culturally and intellectually ‘learned’, but also rhetorically and lyrically confident. He is a complete original.’

CAITLÍN DOHERTY ~
is a poet and scholar from Manchester. She lives in London and is finishing a PhD. Her work has been published in magazines including Materials, Hi Zero, the Paper Nautilus and her books are available from Tipped Press and Critical Documents. She is the poetry editor for Salvage: a Revolutionary Journal of Arts and Letters and she is working on her next book project for release in 2018.

PETER MANSON ~
lives in Glasgow. His books include Poems of Frank Rupture (Sancho Panza Press), English in Mallarmé (Blart Books), For the Good of Liars and Adjunct: an Undigest (both from Barque Press) and Between Cup and Lip (Miami University Press, Ohio). Miami UP also publish his book of translations, Stéphane Mallarmé: The Poems in Verse. Recent publications include the pamphlet Factitious Airs (Zarf Books) and a double-sided broadside shared with Linus Slug. SONNOTS for Griffiths, a book of collaborations with Mendoza, is due soon from Materials. See petermanson.wordpress.com for more details.

Jazmine Linklater: a preview

Jazz will read at the next Other Room on 21st February, alongside Calum Gardner and Edmund Hardy. Here she is reading her collaboration with Jessica Tillings on last year’s North by North-West Poetry Tour.

Our event is at The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester and starts at 7PM. Free entry, as always.

Jazmine Linklater lives and writes in Manchester. She has published two pamphlets, Toward Passion According (Zarf, 2017) and Découper, Coller (Dock Road Press, 2018).

Otoliths #48

Sheila E. Murphy, Douglas Barbour, Texas Fontanella, John M. Bennett, Diane Keys, Baron Geraldo, Mark Cunningham, Alyssa Trivett, Bill DiMichele, Jim Meirose, Guy R. Beining, Kyle Hemmings, Seth Howard, Anatoly Kudryavitsky, Cecelia Chapman, Jim Leftwich, Steve Dalachinsky, Magdalena Ball, Sanjeev Sethi, Lynn Strongin, AG Davis, David Lander, Lawrence Upton, Raymond Farr, Trivarna Hariharan, Clara B. Jones, Pete Spence, Jill Chan, Drew B. David, Jon Cone, Philip Byron Oakes, Karri Kokko, David Rushmer, Andrew Brenza, Marcello Diotallevi, Kathryn Hummel, Federico Federici, Mark Pirie, Diana Magallón, Laurent Grison, Jack Galmitz, Marilyn R. Rosenberg, Sacha Archer, Justin Sheen, Felino A. Soriano, David Baptiste Chirot, Alice Savona, Thriveni C. Mysore, Howie Good, Thomas M. Cassidy, Brandon Roy, Brandstifter, Rich Murphy, hiromi suzuki, gobscure, Joel Chace, Volodymyr Bilyk, Olivier Schopfer, Brendan Slater, Joe Balaz, John Levy, Tom Beckett, Lakey Comess, Clay Thistleton, Anne-Marie Jeanjean, Poornima Laxmeshwar, Penelope Weiss, Carey Scott Wilkerson, Thomas Fink, Maya D. Mason, M.J. Iuppa, Ivan Klein, mary c fogg, Tony Beyer, Jeff Bagato, Charles Wilkinson, J. Paul Dutterer, Jessie Janashek, Jeff Harrison, Louise Landes Levi, Joseph Salvatore Aversano, Mary Kasimor, Karen Greenbaum-Maya, Michael O’Brien, Linda M. Walker, Keith Nunes, Jesse Glass, Andrew Topel, Cheryl Penn, Richard Kostelanetz, Edward Kulemin, Karl Kempton, Ryan Scott, Emma Burgess, Katrinka Moore, Timothy Pilgrim, Marilyn Stablein, Seth Copeland, Vassilis Zambaras, Bob Heman, Brooks Lampe, Anwer Ghani, Chris Brown, J. D. Nelson, Jacqueline M. Pérez, Michael Brandonisio, Paul T. Lambert, & David Kjellin. Read it here.

The University Camarade

The University Camarade III
February Saturday 10th 2018 – 7.30pm – Free Entrance
Venue 2 : Rich Mix Arts Centre (35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA)
www.theenemiesproject.com/unicamaradeThe University Camarade is an initiative that asks writing students from different Universities across the UK to collaborate on short new works of poetry or text, for performance. It is an opportunity for young writers to expand their practise, knowledge and networks, and the project takes a stand against purported factionalism in higher education. The innovative collaborative methodology also allows students to include experimentation early in their writing careers, and perform to a large audience.
YVONNE LITSCHEL & BRONTE PLEASANTS
JAMIE TOY & EDWIN STEVENS
SILJE REE & HANNAH SUMMERS
EMILY MOYCE & JAI BROUGH
AMJAD HAJYASSIN & LUCY CASH
JENNAH FLETCHER & JOE SHAW
SVETLANA ONYE & HEATHER O’DONNELL
TOM YOUNG & MICHAEL SUTTON
VILDE TORSET & ABBY KNOWLES
KIERAN WYATT & DAVID YEOMANS

The Uni Camarade III is supported by Kingston University, Edge Hill University, Glasgow University and York St John. It is curated by SJ Fowler as a Writers’ Centre Kingston project.

Animal Waste

Animal Waste : The second of a set of five cinema-poetic collaborations with the artist-filmmaker Joshua Alexander.

Animal Waste spreads itself over the lands of London which seem to have inspired a re-understanding of the city’s literary and psychological history, from Limehouse to Wapping, Rotherhithe to Ratcliff. Mutely nodding to this profound and now taken for granted reexamination of these once were slums, Animal Waste sets itself against the confident and touristic glean of that history, instead aligning itself with the suffering sediment of the actual past. Shot around Wellclose Sq and Hawksmoor’s St Anne’s, and hiding from the Thames, the film evokes Falk, Swedenborg, Linneaus in all their intelligent menace.

‘Manichean visions revive disputed and despoiled London ground. Poetry in light and stone’ Iain Sinclair

The animal films explore the particular, baffled and morbid character of English attitudes to mortality, along with the specific influence of place and conformity on the quintessentially English deferral of emotion and melodrama. The films aim to capture the ambiguous menace of an often accidentally humorous resolve, manner, apology and understatement so prevalent in the English character.

Supported by the Eurimages TEM grant and Arts Council England via The Enemies Project.