Tim Atkins, Michael Basinski, Lucy Harvest Clarke, Tom Jenks, Holly Pester, Philip Terry
Saturday 8 September 2012 7 PM Price: free The Betsey Trotwood 56 Farringdon Road London EC1R 3BL
if p then q is a Manchester based experimental poetry publisher with an international focus, which is especially keen on minimal and conceptual poetries. Following on from day’s events at The Free Verse Poetry Fair on 8th September, at which if p then q has a stall, an event will be held in the evening to celebrate the work of the UK based if p then q poets with a special guest appearance by the American poet Michael Basinski who has a limited edition postcard published by the press. A range of videos and sample materials are available on the website. The event is free and very welcome to all.
Tim Atkins is the author of To Repel Ghosts (Like Books, 1998), 25 Sonnets (The Figures, 2000), Oriental Tapping (Faber 2006), Horace (O Books, 2007), Folklore (Salt, 2008), and Petrarch (Crater, 2010). A selected Petrarch is forthcoming from Barque, and Honda Ode is forthcoming from Oystercatcher. He is editor of the online poetry journal onedit at http://www.onedit.net. Tim’s if p then q publication is 1000 Sonnets.
Michael Basinski is Curator of the poetry Collection, State University at Buffalo. His many books of poetry include Of Venus 93 (Little Scratch Pad) and All My Eggs Are Broken (BlazeVox). Michael’s if p then q publication is the postcard Dog Music.
Lucy Harvest Clarke was born in East Sussex in 1982. After studying Anthropology at Goldsmiths she travelled sporadically and lived by the sea. She now lives and works in London. Her poetry has featured on Great Works, Onedit, in Parameter magazine and in The Other Room Anthology Volume 1. Recently she has published a pamphlet EX3 with The Knives Forks and Spoons Press. Lucy’s if p then q publication is Silveronda.
Tom Jenks lives, works and writes in Manchester. He is the editor of zimZalla and one of the organisers of The Other Room. Tom’s if p then q publications are A Priori and *.
Holly Pester was born in Colchester in 1982. She now lives in London, teaching and researching at Birkbeck, University of London. Her PhD investigates the history of Sound Poetry and the poetics of analogue technologies. The sound texts and performance scores collected here have featured in various cross-disciplinary events, including the Serpentine Gallery Poetry Marathon, Text Festival 2011 and the Liverpool Biennial. In live scenarios her idiosyncratic vocal technique locates a poetic in between the disciplines of poetry performance, song and new media art. Holly’s if p then q publication is Hoofs.
Philip Terry is currently Director of the Centre for Creative Writing at the University of Essex. His books include the edited collection of stories Ovid Metamorphosed (Chatto and Windus, 2000), a translation of Raymond Queneau’s last book of poems, Elementary Morality (Carcanet, 2007), and the collection of poems Shakespeare’s Sonnets (Carcanet, 2010). Philip’s if p then q publication is Advanced Immorality