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things to look out for:

until 17th August 2008
Certain Trees: the Constructed Book, Poem and Object, 1964-2008
Display at the Victoria & Albert Museum (Room 74).Curated by Simon Cutts of Coracle Press, organised by Elizabeth James; featuring work by 16 poet-artist-publishers including Ian Hamilton Finlay, Thomas A & Laurie Clark, Brian Lane, Stuart Mills, Erica Van Horn, Cutts himself ... etc. One of the 5 best exhibitions in London (The Independent)!
See: http://www.vam.ac.uk/collections/prints_books/Certain%20Trees/index.html

Saturday 21st June 2008
Susan Howe: A Celebration, Room B35, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, 9.25am - 6.30pm.
Speakers: Stephen Collis, Drew Milne, Mandy Bloomfield, Redell Olsen, Tony Lopez, Anna Reckin, Nick Selby, William Watkin, Catherine Martin, Carol Watts, Will Montgomery, Jess Wilkinson, & Susan Nurmi-Schomers.   The Keynote address will be given by Elizabeth Willis. Co-organised with Catherine Martin.
Open to all.

Saturday 21st June 2008
Gargoyle @ Bank Street presents a poetry reading by Catherine Wagner & Harriet Tarlo - 8 pm - admission free - Bank Street Arts, Bank St, Sheffield S1 2DS - enquiries to info@westhousebooks.co.uk

Saturday 28th June 2008
Writers Forum Workshop @ The Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3BL
[meet at 3.30 pm for 4 pm] - http://www.myspace.com/writersforum & WFInfo-subscribe@topica.com

July 2008
Bill Griffiths'
The Lion Man & others due for publication by Veer Books [Veer 010].

July 2008
Sean Bonney's
Baudelaire in English due for publication by Veer Books [Veer 012].

July 2008
Stephen Mooney's
DCLP [District & Central Line Project] due for publication by Veer Books [Veer 013].

July 2008
Johan de Wit's
Up To You Monro due for publication by Veer Books [Veer 014].

Thursday 3rd July 2008
XING THE LINE: Sophie Robinson and Peter Philpott will be making astounding sounds at 7.30pm - that can't be normal surely? Venue: THE LEATHER EXCHANGE 15 Leathermarket Street, London Bridge, SE1 3HN. 7pm. £5 / £3

Saturday 19th July 2008
Writers Forum Workshop @ The Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3BL
[meet at 3.30 pm for 4 pm] - http://www.myspace.com/writersforum & WFInfo-subscribe@topica.com

Wednesday 23rd July 2008
THE BLUE BUS: James Wilkes, Holly Pester and Abi Oborne at The Lamb, 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1, in the upstairs room. Admissions: £5 / £3 (concessions).

July/August 2008
The Reality Street Book of Sonnets
With no fewer than 84 contributors, this will be a truly groundbreaking anthology. There are plenty of modern sonnet anthologies around; but none that have delved so thoroughly into the myriad ways poets have stretched, deconstructed and re-composed the venerable form, including visual and concrete sonnets. We take as our time frame 1945 to the 21st century, with poets ranging from Edwin Denby (b. 1903) to those currently in their twenties. Jeff Hilson, the editor, contributes an introductory essay.
Contributors: Robert Adamson, Jeremy Adler, Tim Atkins, Ted Berrigan, Jen Bervin, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Christian Bök, Sean Bonney, Ebbe Borregaard, Jonathan Brannen, Pam Brown, Laynie Browne, Thomas A Clark, Adrian Clarke, John Clarke, Bob Cobbing, Clark Coolidge, Kelvin Corcoran, Beverly Dahlen, Ian Davidson, Edwin Denby, Laurie Duggan, Paul Dutton, Ken Edwards, Michael Farrell, Allen Fisher, Kathleen Fraser, William Fuller, John Gibbens, Harry Gilonis, Giles Goodland, Bill Griffiths, Alan Halsey, Robert Hampson, Jeff Hilson, Anselm Hollo, Lyn Hejinian, Piers Hugill, Peter Jaeger, Elizabeth James, Lisa Jarnot, Keith Jebb, Justin Katko, John Kinsella, Philip Kuhn, Michelle Leggott, Tony Lopez, Chris McCabe, Steve McCaffery, Jackson Mac Low, Richard Makin, Peter Manson, Brian Marley, Bernadette Mayer, Jay Millar, David Miller, Peter Minter, Geraldine Monk, Harryette Mullen, Philip Nikolayev, Alice Notley, Abigail Oborne, Ron Padgett, Bern Porter, Frances Presley, John A Scott, Tom Raworth, Peter Riley, Sophie Robinson, Stephen Rodefer, Maurice Scully, Gavin Selerie, Robert Sheppard, Aaron Shurin, Eléni Sikélianòs, Simon Smith, Mary Ellen Solt, Juliana Spahr, Lawrence Upton, Carol Watts, Ian Wedde, John Welch, Johan de Wit, Geoff Young.Spring 2008, 978-1-874400-39-4, 360pp , price £15.00

Wednesday 6th August 2008
Openned - The Other Room - reading by Stuart Calton, Phil Davenport, TBC
More information can be had at http://www.openned.com/nights/manchester.php

Wednesday 20th August 2008
Jesse Glass, Geraldine Monk & Alan Halsey reading at Housman's Bookshop (5 Caledonian Rd, Kings Cross, N1 9DX), 20th August, 7pm

Wednesday 27th Audust 2008
THE BLUE BUS: Anthony Rudolf, Wendy Saloman and Valeria Melchioretto at The Lamb, 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1, in the upstairs room, 7.30. Admissions: £5 / £3 (concessions).

Saturday 30th August 2008 (to be confirmed)
Writers Forum Workshop @ The Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3BL
[meet at 3.30 pm for 4 pm] - http://www.myspace.com/writersforum & WFInfo-subscribe@topica.com

Saturday 20th September 2008
Writers Forum Workshop @ The Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3BL
[meet at 3.30 pm for 4 pm] - http://www.myspace.com/writersforum & WFInfo-subscribe@topica.com

September/October 2008
Veer Off, the second Veer Journal due for publication by Veer Books [Veer 015].

Wednesday 1st October 2008
Openned - The Other Room - reading by Caroline Bergvall, Joy as Tiresome Vandalism, David Annwn
More information can be had at http://www.openned.com/nights/manchester.phpOctober 1st:

Saturday 11th October 2008
Writers Forum Workshop @ The Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3BL
[meet at 3.30 pm for 4 pm] - http://www.myspace.com/writersforum & WFInfo-subscribe@topica.com

24th/25th October 2008
Small Publishers Fair - An exciting international fair, now in its seventh year, with more than 40 publishers of work by contemporary artists, poets, and writers taking part, together with a programme of readings and events. Thousands of books and other editions to look at and buy! Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1

3 new books from Ulli Freer:
Burner F (Highwoodhood, London, 2008) - FREE, but donations welcome to the FK trust - contact Veer Books or Ulli Freer directly.
B Street Burner (Highwoodhood, London, 2008) - FREE, but donations welcome to the FK trust - contact Veer Books or Ulli Freer directly.
BURNERBDUB (Highwoodhood, London, 2008) - contact Veer Books or Ulli Freer directly

Robert Sheppard's Complete Twentieth Century Blues is the definitive edition of a long network of interrelated texts that I wrote and assembled as a time-based project between 1989 and the end of the last century. Many of the texts have appeared before, in both pamphlets and in critically acclaimed full-length volumes, but this edition has been revised throughout. It also includes a previously unpublished book-length text on the paintings of Jack B. Yeats, as well as a number of shorter pieces.
Salt, 350 pp. hardback, on offer from the Salt Online Bookshop for £15.99. Further details at www.saltpublishing.com/books/smp/9781844712649.htm

Lawrence Upton's scat songs on a text of Chris Funkhouser  (as Xerolage 41)
ISSN 1557-0983. Xerolage -- 8.5x11, 24 pages.
Xexoxial Editions, 10375 Cty Hway Alphabet, LaFarge, WI, USA 54639. Subscriptions $20/4 issues.  Further details at www.xexoxial.org

Piers Hugill's “Ways Through a Field”: 13 Lyrics
Burner Veer Publication 000 [ISBN: 978-0-9558763-0-1]
Piers Hugill's beautiful and poignant rewriting of the lines of field, poetry and process. Both surprising and densely material, this is a text that encounters within its own processes the performance of field as both place and concept. This is the first in a new series of Veer publications emphasising a responsiveness and an immediacy of samizdat reportage.
A5 size. 40 pages. April 2008. £4.00

Alice Notley's Above the Leaders
Veer Publication 011 [ISBN: 978-0-9558763-1-8]
Above the Leaders, written in 2006, is a set of Paris poems -- almost-adventures, visitations, paranoias, the exquisite, outrageous language of l'étrangère. A complicated relation of identity to the city, this is a book of lonliness and encounter that refuses to solidify into inaction.
A5 size. 68 pages. May 2008. £4.00

 

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