Line-up for Thursday

Unfortunately, David Kennedy won’t be able to make it to our next event on Thursday 23rd August. But we’ve still got three great performers: Joey Frances, Wanda O’Connor and James Wilkes, back at our usual haunt of The Castle Hotel , Oldham Street, Manchester. 7.00 start, free entry as always. Hope to see you there.

Wanda O’Connor: a preview

The next Other Room is on Thursday 25th August at The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE. 7 PM start, free entry. The readers are Joey Frances, David Kennedy, Wanda O’Connor and James Wilkes.

Wanda O’Connor is a doctoral candidate at Cardiff University researching the intersections between critical theory and contemporary poetry. Recent writing is available in Asymptote, Datableed, Magma, Poetry Wales, Zarf, and “The Best Canadian Poetry 2014” (Tightrope Books). She co-organizes the Cardiff Poetry Experiment reading series and participates in collaborative projects, most recently with Enemies Gelynion. She is currently composing a film project and a libretto.


Poetry Wales:
Junction Box:

Cardiff Poetry Experiment

Thursday, February 25th, 7 PM. Waterloo Tea at the Wyndham Arcade, 21-25 Wyndham Arcade, Cardiff, CF10 1FH.

LYNDON DAVIES: author of A Colomber in the House of Poesy and editor of Aquifer Books

AMY McCAULEY: poetry editor at New Welsh Review

RHYS TRIMBLE: author of Swansea Automatic, Rejectamenta, and Hexerisk

About the Poets:

Lyndon Davies has published three collections of poetry, Hyphasis (Parthian Press 2006), Shield (Parthian Press 2010) and A Colomber in the House of Poesy (Aquifer 2014). He runs the Glasfryn Seminars, a series of discussion groups on aspects of literature and art, and recently set up Aquifer Books, which publishes mainly poetry-centred writing with an experimental bias. He also edits an online magazine of art and literature called Junction Box.

Amy McCauley’s poetry, essays and reviews have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies including: The Poetry of Sex (Viking), Hallelujah for 50ft Women (Bloodaxe), Best British Poetry 2015 (Salt), Poetry Wales, Magma and The Rialto. Current projects include a collection of poems (Auto-Oedipa), which re-imagines the Oedipus myth, and a verse novel (CaNToS of JoaN).

Rhys Trimble is a Welsh poet, performer, avant garde chef and honey badger enthusiast, studying for a PhD, author of 10 or more chapbooks, recents include: SWANSEA AUTOMATIC (experimental novel) (Aquifer), REJECTAMENTA (contraband) and HEXERISK (knives forks and spoons).