Archive | October, 2015

Lucy Harvest Clarke, Tom Jenks and Juliet Troy at The Blue Bus

6 Oct

if p then q readers Lucy Harvest Clarke and Tom Jenks read alongside Juliet Troy at The Blue Bus

The Blue Bus is pleased to present a reading of poetry by Lucy Harvest Clarke, Tom Jenks and Juliet Troy on Tuesday 20th October  from  7.30at The Lamb (in the upstairs room), 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1. This is the 105th event in THE BLUE BUS series. Admissions: £5 / £3 (concessions). 

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. She has published a pamphlet EX3 with The Knives Forks and Spoons Press. Lucy’s if p then q publication is Silveronda and more recently Baba by Blart books.

Tom Jenks’ latest books are Spruce, a 90 poem sequence published by Blart Books and The Tome of Commencement, a spreadsheet translation of the Book of Genesis published by Stranger Press. He co-organises The Other Room reading series and website in Manchester and administers the avant objects imprint zimZalla.

Juliet Troy is an anglo/guyanese poet living in Hertfordshire and  is one of the organisers of the Blue Bus.  Her  work includes  Rhythm of Furrows across a field, 2013 – Kater Murr Motherboard, 2015 – Knives Forks and Spoons  Press -which she hopes to be launching on the night. A poem from this collection Desert Spray is at present on display in the Blackpool illuminations along with work by 10 other KFS poets.

The Poetry Library Open Day 2015 |The End of the Poem | 08th Nov

2 Oct

This one day event features Stephen Emmerson’s recent if p then q publications Poetry Wholes and Family Portraits.

Are the old ways of writing poetry finished? Will the poems of the future be written by machines? Is it possible to take up Ezra Pound’s challenge and ‘make it new’?

What will future poetry movements look like? And will poetry continue to play a role in social change as we head further into a world led by data?

Come along to our open day to tackle these questions. Work on display includes creations by those who have returned to traditional printing methods in response to digital, poets who are addressing what the future city might look like (and those who are returning to nature) and poets who are challenging capitalism and looking for a different system of political order for the future.

Explore the alternate worlds of science-fiction poetry and decide if poetry really can be written without any words. You can also discover The Poetry Library’s staff picks from the past year.

Poets, writers and artists on display from the library’s extensive collections include Katherine Angel, Blaise Cendrars, John Christie, Kenneth Goldsmith, James Hoff, Ron King, Robert Macfarlane and Claudia Rankine.

Midday to 7pm

St Paul’s Roof Pavilion at Royal Festival Hall

At 8pm, join us for a free live event in The Poetry Library to hear poets Vahni Capildeo, Hannah Silva and James Wilkes read new work in response to The End of the Poem.




Coming soon…

1 Oct