Archive | May, 2016

if p then q displays at The Poetry Library’s Conceptual Poetics exhibition

25 May

Photos of exhibits at The Poetry Library’s current exhibition Conceptual Poetics. The photos below are works by if p then q authors. Also Matchbox, the predecessor project to if p then q has items on display. Sadly the Matchbox website went bonkers and is no longer running. Happily the Poetry Library has a digital archive of the project – HERE!

LINK to the Conceptual Poetics exhibition.

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Joy as Tiresome Vandalism (James Davies and Simon Taylor) What’s the Best? 



Tom Jenks, Items




Peter Jaeger, A Field Guide to Lost Things




Selections from Matchbox (from top left – Matthew Welton, Lisa Jarnot, Togara Muzanehamo, Craig Dworkin, Chris McCabe, Bill Griffiths)

GRAMOPHONE RAY GUN featuring Tom Jenks, Nathan Walker and more

20 May

This fine looking event in Liverpool features if p then q authors Tom Jenks and Nathan Walker.

Thursday, June 16 at 8 PM – 11 PM

everyman bistro, street cafe & theatre bar

Hope Street, L1 9BH Liverpool

The Dock Road is new publishing press that provides a platform for established and emerging poets, writers and spoken word artists. The Dock Road Press celebrates experimental approaches to writing and performance, encouraging informal innovation, poetic deviance and risk. Alternating between the page, performance, language and text, the Dock Road presents a series of readings to celebrate its launch at the Everyman Bistro in Liverpool. Invited readers for our opening event ‘Gramophone Ray Gun’ include Nathan Walker, Helen Tookey, Tom Jenks and Cathy Butterworth, each punked up on esoteric sounds and strange aesthetics.


Conceptual Poetics exhibition and opening night at The Poetry Library

17 May

Conceptual poetics takes Marcel Duchamp’s approach to visual art and extends it to poetry.

Join us at the opening of this exhibition and enjoy a glass of wine while listening to readings from some of the poets and publishers associated with this avant-garde poetic practice.

The conceptualist movement has become perhaps the most contested but also one of the most popular movements in contemporary poetry. Focusing on poets and artists in the current UK scene, this exhibition features work published by presses such as if p then q, Information as Material and ZimZalla.

The Poetry Library at Royal Festival Hall

Admission is free but space is limited. Email to reserve your place.

Billy Mills reviews derek beaulieu’s The Unbearable Contact with Poets

4 May

Even when you disagree with what he’s saying, the disagreement tends to be fertile.

Read more HERE

Buy for £3.50 HERE

Download free PDF HERE

if p then q sale – until end of May

2 May

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Don’t forget, one month left in the if p then q sale. The following books are discounted until the end of May. Stock up on a bunch and save on postage:

Beaulieu, Derek: The Unbearable Contact with Poets Was £5 Now £3.50

Berridge, David: Bring the Thing Was £8 Now £3.20

Clarke, Lucy Harvest: Silveronda Was £8 Now £3.20

Henderson, Derek: Thus &  Was £8 Now £3.20

Inman. P: Written 1976-2013 Was £20 Now £14

Jaeger, Peter: A Field Guide to Lost Things Was £7 Now £4.90

Jenks, Tom: * Was £8 Now £3.20

Jenks, Tom: A Priori Was £8 Now £3.20

Jenks, Tom: Items Was £8 Now £4

Pester, Holly: Hoofs Was £8 Now £3.20

seekers of lice: Encyclops. £4 Now £2.40

Terry, Philip: Advanced Immorality Was £8 Now £3.20

Walker, Nathan: Action Score Generator Was £15 Now £11.25

Williams, Chrissy: Epigraphs Was £4 Now £2