For Pester, this relationship ‘opened up new opportunities for publishing poetry as live performance scores, which maintained the trace of the live utterance. Maintaining the playfulness of live performance was an important part of publishing my first book with If P Then Q.’
The shape of the poem on the page and aural shape of the poem in my voice relate to each other in a not necessarily harmonious or analogous way, but they have to set each other off, nervously.
An interview with Holly Pester, as well as a review by Sally-Shakti Willow of Holly’s Hoofs is available HERE
Holly will read from Hoofs and be in conversation with if p then q editor James Davies at Reading and Being Read along with a number of other interesting events other events Saturday 12th November in Manchester’s Central Library. More HERE or see previous blog posts.