if p then q is once again delighted to be running a bookstall at The Free Verse book fair.
There were only 11 copies of Stephen Emmerson’s Poetry Wholes made. Two find good homes in libraries. If you’d like to use them but were unable to purchase here they are: The Poetry Library London (UK) and Buffalo Special Collections (USA).
Click HERE for more on the project.
Chrissy Williams’ if p then q publication Epigraphs gets another review. This time by Francesca Shaw at Dead Ink.
As an editor, Williams has a duty to the intentions of the writer as well as to the reader’s experience. Putting herself in the driver’s seat, she has freed herself of this obligation. Though the words are not her own, her poetic voice is remarkably strong. She constructs meaning and communicates with the reader through the clever linear arrangement of quotations from works belonging to a mix of time periods, moods and genres; we can skip from Confucius to Shaun of the Dead and it just works.
Read more HERE
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Amid the Ruins
7.00: 11 June 2014
Daniel Blau Gallery, Hoxton Square, London
Curated: Robert Hampson, Prue Chamberlain, Carrie Foulkes
In association with the Poetics Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London
This time by Emma Lee.
The lightness of touch combined with the use of different voices that treat the subject or theme indirectly allows the sequence to transcend its subject. It’s both playful and structured.
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Chrissy Williams if p then q collection Epigraphs gets a good mention in Steve Spence’s reviews round up in the latest batch of Stride reviews.
Clearly an interest in popular culture and the advent of the internet is combined here with a more ‘high-art’ tendency though the barriers appear to have totally broken down. Leaving aside the aforementioned ‘thematically-based texts’ there are some interesting juxtapositions at play, and juxtaposition – as well as choice – is clearly an important tool when working with existing materials.