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Upcomings

things to look out for:

[this is obviously an incomplete listing, and represents only those upcomings that we have been told about specifically for this section - to add your event/publication/etc to the next issue's Upcomings (July/August), email us withe the details]

Ongoing:

Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry
- Call for Submissions:
editors: Robert Sheppard (shepparr@edgehill.ac.uk   Edge Hill University) & Scott Thurston (S.Thurston@salford.ac.uk   University of Salford)
Reviews editor: Stephen Mooney (stephen.mooney@bbk.ac.uk   Birkbeck, University of London)
"We are currently looking for both academic articles and reviews for our third issue and beyond.
The journal is focused upon the poetic writings that have been written in Britain and Ireland since the late 1950s that appear under various names. Peter Middleton, writing on ‘Poetry Since 1970’ for the Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature, writes, ‘These poets … have difficulty naming themselves. Are they “avant-garde” (an adjective not much liked by anyone), or “underground” (even more disliked), “linguistically innovative” or “second-wave Modernist”?’ he asks. Other names have included: non-mainstream, the British Poetry Revival, the parallel tradition, formally innovative, Neo-modernist or experimental poetry. Particular areas of the field have been known as the Cambridge School, the London School, concrete poetry, and performance writing.
While the equivalent North American work is well-represented in academic work, researchers on this British and Irish poetry have no dedicated referred journal, although a number of important books have been published lately.
The Journal aims to answer a lack in the academic market, by proposing to provide a home for critical articles on the history, context, close reading and poetics of this work, generally of 5,000-8,000 but with a maximum 10,000 words, and to carry short reviews (up to 2,000 words) of the stream of monographs and edited volumes in the area. It is intended to appear twice a year, starting in September 2009.
Because one of the growing academic contexts for the development of debate about this contemporary writing is within creative writing teaching, learning and research, the Journal is proposing to carry critical writing that derives from practice-led research and poetics. It is also proposing to occasionally consider questions of the pedagogy of teaching both the reading and writing of innovative poetry.
Please contact either or both of the editors for further information.
Submissions may be submitted electronically through the website."

1st Wednesday of the month
XING THE LINE
Thursday, 7.30. The Leather Exchange, Leathermarket Street, London Bridge. £5, £3.

Saturdays periodically (every 2-3 weeks)
Writer Forum Workshop3.30 for 4 pm at the Betsey Trotwood, Farringdon Road, E.C.1.Contact Adrian Clarke on clarke_innocent@btinternet.com for further details.

 

2nd Feb 2010
Shearsman Reading Series
Sarah Law & Steve Spence
7:30, Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2TH
Free entry.

3rd Feb 2010
The Other Room
Rob Holloway, Holly Pester and Steven Waling.
The Old Abbey Inn, 61 Pencroft Way, Manchester, M15 6AY.
Admission is free. See http://otherroom.org/

4th Feb 2010
XING THE LINE
I Am the Last Man Alive: a poetry reading by Abi Oborne, Holly Pester
and James Wilkes
Thursday, 7.30. The Leather Exchange, Leathermarket Street, London Bridge. £5, £3.

4th Feb 2010
Parasol Unit
Peter Reilly
14 Wharf Road N1 7RW
Free entry. info@parasol-unit.org

8th Feb 2010
The Blue Bus
Harriet Tarlo, James Harvey and Ken White / David Miller
The Lamb, 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1, in the upstairs room.  7:30pm. Admissions: £5 / £3 (concessions).

10th Feb 2010
TALKSTALKSTALKS
Amy Cutler will speak on 'Poetry and Cartography'
The TALKSTALKSTALKS series runs periodically on Wednesdays at Birkbeck, and is curated by Professor Robert Hampson at RHUL.
7:30 pm, Room 401, 30 Russell Square (Dept of English & Humanities building), Birkbeck College.
Free Entry, All Welcome

11th Feb 2010
SoPo in Soho
James Wilkes, Julia Bird and Hugo Williams.
£7.50 on the door, but you do get drinks and snacks included. Full details here.

16th Feb 2010
The Blue Bus
Paula Claire
and Antony John
The Lamb, 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1, in the upstairs room.  7:30pm. Admissions: £5 / £3 (concessions).

17th Feb 2010
Launch: Bill Griffiths - Collected Earlier Poems
Featuring a reading of the complete Cycles by Sean Bonney, Ken Edwards, Allen Fisher, Alan Halsey, Geraldine Monk & Maggie O'Sullivan
7:30pm, Room 203, Clore Management Centre (Torrington Square, facing Birkbeck main entrance), Birkbeck College.

24th Feb 2010
TALKSTALKSTALKS
Simon Smith will speak on 'The Fragment'
The TALKSTALKSTALKS series runs periodically on Wednesdays at Birkbeck, and is curated by Professor Robert Hampson at RHUL.
7:30 pm, Room 401, 30 Russell Square (Dept of English & Humanities building), Birkbeck College.
Free Entry, All Welcome.

26th Feb 2010
John Drever and Lawrence Upton to appear in Beyond Signal # 7 Poetry Festival in Nantes – France.

2nd March 2010
Shearsman Reading Series
Elsa Cross
7:30, Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2TH
Free entry.

3rd March 2010
Booklaunch & Reading: Raul Zurita's 'INRI', translated by William Rowe
with readings by Raul Zurita and William Rowe, followed by refreshments
8:00 pm, The Council Room, Birkbeck College Main Building, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX.
All Welcome
See here for more details

3rd March 2010
XING THE LINE
Robert Sheppard
and Anthony Mellors
Thursday, 7.30. The Leather Exchange, Leathermarket Street, London Bridge. £5, £3.

9th March 2010
The Blue Bus
Tim Allen
and Philip Kuhn
The Lamb, 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1, in the upstairs room.  7:30pm. Admissions: £5 / £3 (concessions).

10th March 2010
Shearsman Reading Series
Launch: Infinite Difference: Other Poetries from UK Women Poets, ed. Carrie Etter, with readings from fifteen of the poets featured in the book.
7:30, Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2TH
Free entry.

15th March 2010
Robert Sheppard
and Scott Thurston
West Wing 7 (part of the quadrangle), University College Cork (UCC), Cork, Ireland
7pm

16th March 2010
Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry
- Irish Launch event in Cork
UCC, Cork: ORB 1.23
6.00 - 7.00 p.m.
All welcome.
Watch the JBIIP facebook page for details

16th - 20th March 2010
Runnymead International Literary Festival @ RHUL
Royal Holloway University of London, Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX
Festival Director: Professor Robert Hampson, RHUL
Various events over the period - of particular interest are the Saturday 20th March 2010 events:
10.30am-12.00 - Poetic Practice Workshop: Kristen Kreider
Venue: International Building In243 - 20 places
12.30pm-1.30pm - Poetic Practice Performance: Students from the MA in Poetic Practice
Venue: International Building In243 – FREE
2.00pm-3.00pm - Poetry Reading: Caroline Bergvall and John Hall
Venue: Management Auditorium – FREE
3.15pm-4.15pm - Poetry Reading: Emily Critchely and Frances Presley
Venue: Management Auditorium – FREE
4.30pm-5.30pm - Poetry Reading: Sean Bonney and Frances Kruk
Venue: Management Auditorium – FREE
Click here to download a full programme.

29th March 2010
Reading:  Gilbert Adair and Robert Hampson @ Birkbeck.
7.00 pm, Room G01, Clore Management Centre, Birkbeck College, Torrington Square, WC1.
This event will see the launch of Robert Hampson's new publication from Veer Books:
Veer 028    Robert Hampson - 'an explanation of colours'
Gilbert Adair's Sable Smoke will be published by Veer Books later in 2010
All welcome - free entry

13th April 2010
The Blue Bus
Anthony Rudolf, Martin Anderson
and Tom Lowenstein
The Lamb, 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1, in the upstairs room.  7:30pm. Admissions: £5 / £3 (concessions).

15th - 16th April
Home'Baked readings - Thursday & Friday evening (MJ Weller)
bookartbookshop, Pitfield Street, London N1. http://www.bookartbookshop.com/

15th - 30th April
MJ Weller's 'home-baked - literary artzines in the age of the internet' exhibition
bookartbookshop, Pitfield Street, London N1. http://www.bookartbookshop.com/

20th April 2010
Shearsman Reading Series
Jaime Robles and Lars Amund Vaage
7:30, Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2TH
Free entry.

4th May 2010
Shearsman Reading Series
Camille Martin and Alasdair Paterson
7:30, Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20/21 Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2TH
Free entry.

18th May 2010
The Blue Bus
Nat Raha, Lucy Harvest Clarke
and Anna Ticehurst
The Lamb, 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1, in the upstairs room.  7:30pm. Admissions: £5 / £3 (concessions).

20th May 2010
Voiceworks 2010 collaborations between the CPRC Birkbeck and Guildhall School of Music and Drama
There will be a performance of the Voiceworks 2010 compositions in the Wigmore Hall on Thursday May 20th, at 18:00 (for 45 minutes) - this is free to attend, but will require that tickets are booked in advance (this is very simple to do, and again, costs nothing).
See: http://www.wigmore-hall.org.uk/whats-on/productions/voiceworks-25340 for more information.
This is the fourth year of this collaboration between CPRC Birkbeck poets and Guildhall composers, singers and instrumentalists. Voiceworks 2010 participants are:
Francisco Coll Garcia, Albert Pellicer, Iria Perestrelo
Antonia Barnett-Macintosh, Emma Bennett, Adam Crockatt
David Moore, Ben Gwalchmai, Luke Tracey
Raymond Yiu, Kim Patrick, Luis Gomes, Clément Dionet
Patrick Brennan, James Wilkes, Robert Elibay-Hartog
Nick Scott, Frances Kruk, Lucy Hall
Matt Mendez, Holly Pester, Victor Sicard

3rd June 2010
Alfred Celestine Memorial Reading
Presented by The Blue Bus at at The Camden Eye, 2 Kentish Town Road, London NW1.
Participants expected to include Christopher Gutkind, John Welch, Jeremy Hilton, Richard Leigh, Jennifer Johnson, David Miller, Jeff Hilson and Keith Jebb, amongst others

3rd - 5th June 2010
Hay Poetry Festival
Hay Poetry Jamboree events with Scott Thurston, Caroline Bergvall, Geraldine Monk, Alan Halsey, Randolph Healey, Ian Davidson, Zoe Skoulding, Anthony Mellors, Phil Maillard, Robert Minhinnick, Childe Roland, Kerry Finlayson, Claudia Azzola, Zoe Brigley, Ric Hool, Richard Gwyn and Elizabeth Bletsoe at Oriel Gallery, Salem Chapel, Hay-on-Wye.
For further details on events contact Lyndon Davies on goodbard@yahoo.co.uk

22nd June 2010
The Blue Bus
Fanny Howe
and Tom Raworth
The Lamb, 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1, in the upstairs room.  7:30pm. Admissions: £5 / £3 (concessions).

3rd July 2010
Plymouth Language Club, Exeter
Scott Thurston (TBC)

4th July 2010
The Occasional Poetry Reading Series, Dartmoor
Scott Thurston

20th July 2010
The Blue Bus
Carol Watta
and Michael Zand
The Lamb, 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1, in the upstairs room.  7:30pm. Admissions: £5 / £3 (concessions).

 

recently published, or forthcoming books:


Caroline Bergval's
  Cropper, Torque Press (Southampton) - contact Piers Hugill (phugill@mac.com)

Sean Bonney's Document (Barque Press), ISBN 1-903488-65-2. 84pp. GBP £8.00 / USD $16.00. See http://www.barquepress.com/

Emily Critchley's HOPEFUL FOR LOVE ARE TH'IMPOVERISH'D OF FAITH, Torque Press (Southampton) - contact Piers Hugill (phugill@mac.com)

Harry Gilonis'  Crater 3, ACACIA FEELINGS: The Collected Poems of Pao Ling-hui (from North Hills). It contains 7 of HG's ‘faithless’  translations, letterpressed by Richard Parker of Craterand hand bound by him and Sarah Kelly in a run of 170, available for £5 UK, £6 outlands, p&p inc/. Enquire via  richie_fire@hotmail.com

Bill Griffiths'  Bill Griffiths: Collected Earlier Poems (1966-80)
Published by Reality Street in association with West House Books
368pp. ISBN: 978 1874400 45 5. £18 + p&p.

James Harvey's Mackerelling (Intercapillary Editions). Hardback edition: 20 pages, 22.86 cm x 17.78 cm, casewrap-hardcover binding, white interior paper (80# weight), full-colour interior ink, white exterior paper (100# weight), full-colour exterior ink (£13.78 plus £4.46 flat rate postage), or download for free. see: http://intercapillaryspace.blogspot.com/2006/12/intercapillary-editions.html. Also, From: 'Workings from Marx's Capital' (Kater Murr's Press). Contact David Miller (katermurr@btinternet.com)

Jeff Hilson's Bird Bird (Landfill Press). ISBN 978-0-9553193-5-8. See www.landfillpress.co.uk

Justin Katko's The Death of Pringle (Burner Veer 007) - see the Veer Books site for updates.

Philip Kuhn's paradoxes becoming (Buckfastleigh, Devon: Itinerant Press). Also, His countenance is sorrow: some thoughts on the life and work of Gertrud Kolmar (Buckfastleigh, Devon: Itinerant Press).

Aodán McCardle, Piers Hugill, Stephen Mooney's Shuddered (2nd edition) (Veer 024) - see the Veer Books site for updates.

Gui Mayo's Selected Poems (Kater Murr's Press). Contact David Miller (katermurr@btinternet.com)

Alistair Noon’s Swamp Area (Intercapillary Editions). Four sequences by Alistair Noon - ‘brl-‘: marshy, watery terrain (Elbe Slavic). Download the ebook for free. Also, The Last Drop: Versions of August Stramm (Intercapillary Editions). 12 versions of poems by August Stramm, accompanied by an essay 'Blood, Flesh and a Packet of Tissues: Putting August Stramm into English' Download the ebook for free.  
see: http://intercapillaryspace.blogspot.com/2006/12/intercapillary-editions.html

Out To Lunch's Smooch Tentet Resolve (Veer 026) - see the Veer Books site for updates.

Cris Paul's  STENIA CULTUS HANDBOOK (Veer 027) - see the Veer Books site for updates.

Jennifer Pike Cobbing's SCRUNCH (2nd edition) (Veer 025) - see the Veer Books site for updates.

Frances Presley's Lines of Sight (Shearsman: Exeter, 2009). 978-1-84861-039-2. Paperback, 116pp, 9x6ins, £9.95 / $17
.

Scott Thurston's Of Being Circular (Bury: Knives Forks and Spoons). Also, Internal Rhyme (Exeter: Shearsman)

Lawrence Upton and John Drever have contributed to Playing with Words - an audio compilation which will be available both online and as a double CD. Distributed by Gruenrekorder.

Lawrence Upton's snap shots and video (Writers Forum). ISBN: 978-1-84254-113-5. A5. 52 pages. £6.00. Also, a song and a film (Veer Books/Writers Forum). ISBN: 978-1-907088-05-6. A5. 84 pages. 2009. £6.00. Also, water lines and other poems. Pdf 16x16 111 pages. Free download at http://chalkeditions.co.cc

Carol Watts'  This is Red, Torque Press (Southampton) - contact Piers Hugill (phugill@mac.com)

Mike Weller's Slow Fiction: twenty-three tales 2001-2010 (available to order as individual chapbook segments from January from Home'Baked Books, 2010). Also, entire fics from the sticks printed poetic to be boxed with essay documentation this year as work continues virtual process in posts to wellerverse fic-blogosphere. Also, & Holly Pester Does It Better (Home'Baked Books, 2010).

 

 

 

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