Archive | September, 2014

Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, Independent Book Fair

26 Sep

if p then q will be part of this interesting looking book fair in Sheffield

Independent Publishers’ Book Fair

11/10/2014
11am – 4pm

Part of Off the Shelf Festival, admission free.

A chance to see and buy books not usually found in your local bookshop.

The fair will include hand-made artists’ books, niche publishers of poetry, fine art and photography along with a programme of talks, workshops
and readings.

32-40 Bank Street
Sheffield
S1 2DS

0114 346 30 34
info@bankstreetarts.com

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Tom Jenks and Sophie McKeand reading in Liverpool

23 Sep

if p then q poet Tom Jenks reads at the next Storm and Golden Sky event

Up the stairs (at the back of the barroom) at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool, £5, 7 pm spot-on start!

FRIDAY 26th September 2014

Sophie McKeand

Born in Prestatyn, north Wales, Sophie McKeand is a prolific writer and performance poet who resides in Yr Wyddgrug, (Mold). She is an Anarcho/Feminist/Romantic writer whose poetic work places great emphasis on creating heartfelt and electric performances. Inspired by the ancient Welsh tales of Taliesin and influenced by the great oral storytelling tradition of this region Sophie leads the audience through a rich tapestry of poetic musings. Sophie has work published in Adbusters, Dark Mountain and Poetry Wales(March 2014), with various pieces broadcast on BBC Radio Wales. She has performed extensively across the UK. Projects include

‘Metaforestry: storiau o’r Gogledd’ and DRKMTR, an experiment with poetry, visual art and sound.

Website: www.sophiemckeand.com

Tom Jenks

Tom Jenks is a poet with three collections published by if p then qA Prioriand ItemsOn Liberty, Repressed – an Oulipian treatment of On Liberty by John Stuart Mill, was recently published by The Knives Forks and Spoons Press. An Anatomy of Melancholy – a conceptual Twitter re-write of Robert Burton’s The Anatomy of Melancholy was followed by An Anatomy of Melancholy Book II – a second Twitter re-write, compiled in real time. By contrast, streak artefacts – a sequence of 100 poems of 10 lines with visuals – was published by Department Press. Jenks co-organises, with James Davies and Scott Thurston, The Other Roomexperimental poetry reading series and website and administer the avant objects imprint zimzalla.

Websites: http://www.zshboo.org and http://zimzalla.co.uk

P. Inman’s Written 1976-2013 published today and available for purchase

19 Sep

P. Inman’s Written 1976-2013 is published today by if p then q. The book is available for £20 and good postage rates are available both in the UK, USA and other locations.

The volume offers an incredible introduction and reappraisal of the work of one of the twentieth and twenty first century’s most outstanding poets. It includes the collections: Platin, Ocker, Uneven Development, Think of One, Red Shift, Criss Cross, Vel, at. least., amounts. to., Ad Finitum and Per Se in ‘final’ versions, as well as a number of other previously uncollected poems.

The volume also includes a sumptuous, lengthy essay by Craig Dworkin covering Inman’s career to date.

Without a doubt it is essential reading.

This is what Michael Golston has to say about the collection:

The collected P. Inman! It’s about time—and a lot of other words—many of which have never been seen or heard before. Inman’s half-century project of the complete dérèglement de tous la langue marks one of the endpoints of the great arc of American poetry, where the bow bends all the way to touch the ground. You’ll find a pot of linguistic gold there: Written is writing written at the limits of written writing. Accompanied by Craig Dworkin’s fantastic introductory essay, this book is sure to become a classic in the ongoing history of the avant-garde.

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Inman: what they say

18 Sep

Forcing us to play with gaps, to fill in silences, to bind fragments, pushing up through the page’s attenuated skin. Crag Hill

Inman: what they say

17 Sep

Corners are not beveled; they are cut razor fine and held so tightly to one another as to gauge the thin membranes of signs and cause them to leak meaning. Hung Tu

P. Inman Notes on Slow Writing from Philly Talks 14

16 Sep

Recording and pdf transcript available HERE

Inman: what they say

15 Sep

The collected P. Inman! It’s about time—and a lot of other words—many of which have never been seen or heard before. Inman’s half-century project of the complete dérèglement de tous la langue marks one of the endpoints of the great arc of American poetry, where the bow bends all the way to touch the ground. You’ll find a pot of linguistic gold there: Written is writing written at the limits of written writing. Accompanied by Craig Dworkin’s fantastic introductory essay, this book is sure to become a classic in the ongoing history of the avant-garde. Michael Golston