Archive | May, 2012

Free Verse Poetry Fair 2012

31 May

Advanced notice that if p then q will have a stall at The Free Verse poetry Fair. Last year’s was a fantastic event including readings and this year’s promises even better.

This year’s fair will be held on Saturday, 8th September 2012 at the Candid Arts Trust galleries in London, near Angel tube station and close to King’s Cross. Entry is free, and this year there will be more space, more publishers and more activities alongside the day-long programme of readings.


The Other Room 32 – Jaeger, Lemke, Lightman

22 May






Manchester’s experimental reading series, at a new venue, enters its fifth year with 3 extraordinary readers.

Peter Jaeger’s published work includes the books Power Lawn (Coach House Books 1999), ABC of Reading TRG: Steve McCaffery, bpNichol, and the Toronto Research Group (Talonbooks 2000), Prop (Salt 2007),Rapid Eye Movement (Reality Street 2009), and The Persons (Information as Material 2011). He recently co-edited an issue of Open Letter: A Canadian Journal of Writing and Theory entitled “Negotiating the Social Bond of Poetics,”and he is currently writing a book on John Cage, which is set to be published by Continuum Press next year.

Ira Lightman is a conceptual poet, making public art with text throughout England, often working with communities, and also makes conceptual pieces for BBC Radio 3′s The Verb. He comes up with unusual forms and concepts, as open to anyone else’s use as his, often acting as curator and editor; to mediate poetry and text art, as much as write it. Recent publications includeMustard Tart as Lemon (Red Squirrel 2011), Phone in the Roll(Knives, Forks and Spoons Press, 2011) and Duetcetera(Shearsman 2008).

Since he started working with sound more than 30 years ago, Helmut Lemke has performed and exhibited process based work responding to his investigations. His endeavour has taken him to concert halls and outdoor markets,to Galleries and Museums and to the frozen seas off Greenland, to Function Rooms of Pubs and to International Festivals. He has presented his work all over the globe, collaborating with other Sound Artists and Musicians, with Dancers and Scientists, Visual Artists and Architects, Poets and  Archaeologists, Performance Artists and Wildlife Rangers.

Tom Jenks, Chris McCabe, Neil Campbell and more perform at Paradox; part of Salford’s Sounds From The Other City Festival

3 May

Paradox is a night of poetry and music, usually held every month in FUEL, Withington but is at The Angel Centre as part of the Salford Festival ‘Sounds from the Other City’ Sunday 6th May.

Tom Jenks and Chris McCabe will read around 15:35 – 16:20

No information unfortunately on pricing of individual events as far as if p then q can tell, if such a thing exists. But should be a cracker.

Here is a LINK to the festival website and MAP


– Daniel Land & The Modern Painters # – Easter # – Butcher The Bar # – Greetings – Suttree # – Seamen – Frazer King # – Rapid Pig  #


– Tom Jenks  # – Socrates Adams Florou # – Chris McCabe # – Neil Campbell # – Stephen Waddicor