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
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.
Tom Jenks is a poet with three collections published by if p then q: A Priori, * and Items. On 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.