Tom Jenks’ A Long and Hard Night Troubled by Visions translated into Swedish

28 Aug

Tack skal du ha to Joakim Norling for translating some poems from Tom Jenks’ latest book A Long and Hard Night Troubled by Visions

from 1984

Efter sex dagar i skogen, nådde jag slutligen 1984. Stammen som levde där välkomnade mig. Jag satt på en mossig stock, åt en rostad smörgås och drack amerikansk vaniljläsk ur en ihålig sten.

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Tom Jenks’ new title, A Long and Hard Night Troubled by Visions reviewed in Litter Magazine by Steve Spence

15 Aug

I love Tom Jenks’ poetry, it’s so playful and often hilariously funny yet there’s more going on beneath the surface than you might at first imagine. 

Go read more at the Litter website. Go on! – Here – http://leafepress.com/litter11/spence6/spence6.html

Tom Jenks new book from if p then q – A Long and Hard Night Troubled by Visions

24 Jul

FRONT COVER VISIONS

if p then q is very pleased to announce its latest publication

Tom Jenks’ A Long and Hard Night Troubled by Visions
 
The book costs £8 and is another stunner from Jenks

About the book
Visions is Jenks’ fourth book from if p then q and is yet another step in a different direction from one of the UK’s premier poets. In Visions Jenks uses prose poetry to explore British and globalized hinterlands using his warped imagination to produce cacophonous results. The book also contains a final suite which contains two longer narrative poems and a wheezy poem that transcribes smoking in Mad Men (and a little bit of reading of Frank O’Hara).

About the author
Tom Jenks is a Manchester-based poet who has a number of collections including three previously celebrated collections with if p then q – A Priori, * and Items. Jenks’ poetry is always hilarious but that’s not all. There’s a serious agenda at work from an astute poetic mind. He is also the editor of the press zimZalla. His website which gives information on other publications and news can be found at https://www.zshboo.org/ 

Sample
Visions sampler V2

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Tear Fet reviews the if p then q birthday reading on Soundcloud

13 Jul

Matt Dalby gives a detailed review of the night, the press, considers listening strategies and more.

if p then q 10 year bash tonight

11 Jul

Whatever football is on – or indeed anything else – come to this. You’re only 10 once.

if p then q 10 years poster

 

Tim Allen preview

9 Jul

Tim Allen will read at the if p then q 10 year bash in Manchester on 11th July. See here for more – https://ifpthenq.co.uk/2018/03/02/if-p-then-q-ten-year-birthday-party-in-manchester/

Tim is the author of a number of great absurdist & surreal collections. He recently published the conceptual Under the Cliff Like with if p then q. See here – https://ifpthenq.co.uk/books/allen-tim-under-the-cliff-like/

Peter Jaeger preview

6 Jul

Peter Jaeger will read at the if p then q 10 year bash in Manchester on 11th July. See here for more – https://ifpthenq.co.uk/2018/03/02/if-p-then-q-ten-year-birthday-party-in-manchester/

Peter’s latest book on if p then q is his epic book Midmable, which investigates walking and religious texts. More here https://ifpthenq.co.uk/2018/04/22/peter-jaegers-midamble-published-today/

He has also published A Field Guide to Lost Things with if p then q, which is a recontextualisation of Proust’s Swann’s Way. See here – https://ifpthenq.co.uk/books/jaeger-peter-a-field-guide-to-lost-things/