The long awaited full set of Tim Atkins’ minimalist sonnets is finally here. First published by The Figures back in 2000 this if p then q collection contains over 100 extra sonnets to comprise 127. The title alludes to Kenneth Koch’s hilarious sequence of short plays/skits 1000 Avant Garde Plays and as ever Tim Atkins’ magic is in the spirit of that playfulness. You will have clocked some of these delights in The Reality Street Book of Sonnets.
What Ron Silliman had to say about Sonnet 91:
Certainly a sonnet is possible in which these words fall in these places. Yet is not clear if anything, in fact, is missing. As such, the text stands mute, ironic, self-amused all at once.
Features a report on the recent if p then q book launches and live streams.
Third installment featuring:
- Joe Luna and Steve Willey on SoundEye
- Susana Gardner on the Greenwich Cross-Genre Festival
- Harry Godwin explaining the Cleaves editorial process
- Linus Slug curating recollections of the Morden Tower reading with contributions from Chris Stephenson, S J Fowler, Stephen Emmerson,
- Nat Raha, Michael Zand, Gareth Durasow and Antony John
- Jonny Liron exploring The Situation Room
- David-Baptiste Chirot’s editorial for the forthcoming Openned Eyes online gallery
- James Davies’ thoughts on live streaming readings following his if p then q broadcast
- Lara Buckerton tackling The eBook Nova
- Adrian Clarke’s primer on And
- Stephen Emmerson’s introduction to blart
Plus regular features:
- Bird Puke
- LogbayPhotography: in this issue, Amy De’Ath, Sharon Borthwick, Georgie M’Glug, Nat Raha and Tommy Peeps
There are some currently some issues with the design of the blog/opening page on this site. Please be patient and all will be made plush again.
Meanwhile the site is function as per usual.
Tom Jenks launches his book * at Odder Bar Manchester. This video was also streamed live to the internet using Ustream.
Lucy Harvest Clarke reads from her if p then q collection, Silveronda, at Manchester’s Odder Bar and streamed live to the internet on Ustream
Exhibition starts today at The Pigeon Wing Gallery London, curated by Very Small Kitchen/David Berridge. Featuring if p then q books, Matchbox, Joy as Tiresome Vandalism’s Nojagtig Pamplemousse and James Davies’ Acronyms series amongst a host of other things.
The Pigeon Wing
3rd of Sept – 3rd of October
Preview: 3rd of September 6:30 – 9:30pm
Curated by VerySmallKitchen
Rachel Lois Clapham
Karen Di Franco
Marianne Holm Hansen
Joy as Tiresome Vandalism
The Knives, Forks and Spoons Press
Freek Lomme/ Onomatopee
Marit Muenzberg/ LemonMelon
Press Free Press
Red Fox Press
Seekers of Lice