Blackbox Manifold issue 18

With poems by Zohar Atkins, Louis Armand, Alan Baker, Charlie Baylis, James Coghill, Helen Charman, Aidan Coleman, John Goodby, Dominic Hale, Caleb Klaces, Daisy Lafarge, Robert Lietz, Medbh McGuckian, Anthony Madrid, Kate Noakes, Mary Noonan, Karl O’Hanlon, Dan Raphael, Cal Revely-Calder, Aidan Semmens, Paige Smeaton, Cherry Smyth, David Wheatley & John Wilkinson, plus Chinese poetry in translation by Eleanor Goodman and a tribute to Tom Raworth. More here.

The Poetry Library celebrates its 60th birthday!

An evening of eclectic and unique poetry voices. Join us as the library’s diverse collection comes to life with poets who are renowned for pushing poetry in surprising directions. Hosted by Simon Armitage, with readings by Fleur Adcock, Daljit Nagra, John Agard, Warsan Shire, Jen Hadfield, Kei Miller, Tom Raworth, Amjad Nasser and Brenda Shaughnessy, with more to be confirmed.

More info HERE

The Cinepoem project

Thursday November 22nd 2012 from 7.30 the Richmix arts centre, the main space. 35-47 Bethnal Green road, E1 6LA. 020 7613 7498. Free entrance for all.

  • Tom Raworth & Avi Dabach
  • Emanuella Amichai & SJ Fowler
  • Tim Atkins & Ran Slavin

A ground breaking collaborative exchange between three Israeli film-makers / video artists and three British poets, translating the medium of poetry into the practise of film to produce three original, poetic films, or cinepoems.

The aim of the project is to transform the auspices of a selected, single poem into short, conceptual films, that will be screened on November 22nd in London, at the Richmix Arts centre. The event will also feature poetry readings from Tom Raworth, Tim Atkins and SJ Fowler, and a panel discussion exploring the unique nature of poetic / filmic collaboration and the potentiality of poetry as a medium adaptable to film.

The project is designed to show that the potential for poetry to be realised in the narrative of film and film-making may lay the path for a wide future between these mediums, enriching them both in the process. This is the first instalment of the Enemies project, a year long exploration of poetry and collaboration, curated by SJ Fowler, supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation.

Programme of events:

  • A poetry reading by the poets: SJ Fowler, Tom Raworth, Tim Atkins.
  • Ran Slavin will introduce a film based on Tim Atkins’ poem: ODES I / 32+ODES II /3
  • – Avi Dabach will introduce a short film based on Tom Raworth’s poem “TAXOMONY”
  • Emanuella Amichai will introduce a short film based on SJ Fowler’s poem :”38 meditations on strong tea”
  • A panel discussion exploring the unique nature of poetic / filmic collaboration
  • Please contact for details.

2 new books from ©_© Press

©_© Press is pleased to announce the publication of _Got On_ by Tom Raworth
and _Confection_ by Ryan Dobran.

All best,


Got On, by Tom Raworth (2011)

£10 (inc. P&P)

20pp. Letterpress.
Colour endpapers by the author.
Cover art by Travis Frazelle.
Edition of 200 copies.


Confection, by Ryan Dobran (2011)

£5 (inc. P&P)

16pp. Cover art by Raul Perdomo.
Edition of 200 copies.

Reality Street: new titles and book launches

announces the launch of
by Fanny Howe
on Tuesday 22 June at 7:30pm
at The Blue Bus,The Lamb, 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1

Fanny Howe will be reading with Tom Raworth
(admission £5 / £3 concessions)

Also launching on this day will be
Seoul Bus Poems
by Jim Goar
Unfortunately, Jim can’t be here to read in person on this occasion.

You can buy these books at the launch, or via the Reality Street website, or here:

If you would like to review either of these books, please reply to this email to request a copy:

via Ken Edwards

Guardian Reveals ‘Top Ten Poetry of the Noughties’

In its festive merriment, and review of the culture of the decad,e The Guardian takes a closer look at what’s been important over the last ten years in the world of poetry.

1. Miles Champion Three Bell Zero
2. Christian Bok Eunoia
3. Tim Atkins Horace
4. Peter Manson Adjunct: A Digest
5. Tom Raworth Collected Poems
6. P. Inman Ad Finitum
7. Ron Silliman The Alphabet
8. Tom Jenks A Priori
9. Caroline Bergvall Fig
10. Jeff Hilson (ed.) The Reality Street Books of Sonnets

LINK to feature


“A prose work in 23 sections, mislaid for 35 years and then found in an attic, this is a classic Raworth text from the era of Logbook: fast, profound, knockabout, intense, tricky, brainy, daft, those were the days once again…”

A5, 28pp (price £4.50 including P&P)

Cheques to ‘Equipage’

c/o Rod Mengham, Jesus College, Cambridge, CB5 8BL

You can also buy via Salt Publishing.