Archive | September, 2017

Free Verse Fair today

30 Sep

If you’re around Conway Hall, London, come by and say hello to the if p then q stall at the annual Free Verse fair. We’ll also be manning the wonderful zimZalla stall too. Runs from 11 am-6 pm with lots of other good stalls, readings and events.

LINK to all info

Simon Taylor – Prospectus

28 Sep

Prospectus front cover flattened

Part Cindy Sherman part HR, Prospectus is a beautiful square format book which consists of a selection of colour photographs and descriptive texts for that all important ‘about me’ page.

prospectus sampleSimon Taylor is one half of Joy as Tiresome Vandalism whose works are the books aRb and Absolute Elsewhere and the card game What’s the Best? He has also designed book covers for if p then q and posters for The Other Room poetry series. A sketchbook of his work and images from Prospectus can be found at Instagram –

Limited edition 40 copies.

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Peter Jaeger – Midamble video

18 Sep

A video of Peter Jaeger performing some of his epic Midamble which will be coming out in early 2018 from if p then q.


Tim Allen – Under The Cliff Like

16 Sep

if p then q is back after a little break and with a new cover design. Tim Allen’s Under The Cliff Like is first up and is available at 30% discount until the end of December online.

undercliff cover Nielsen

196 pages
£8.00 (£5.60 with discount via the link below)

About the book
‘Under The Cliff Like’ is constructed from the ‘Title And First Line Index’ in the 1962 edition of ‘Granger’s Index To Poetry’ (Columbia University Press. U.S.A.) which was found in a junk shop. It was written in 1996. In alphabetical order all entries beginning with ‘Like’ are juxtaposed with the equivalent number of entries beginning with ‘Under’. There are no alterations other than elimination of commas and the capital letter of the juxtaposed line plus the insertion of full stops at the end of each pairing.

About the author
Tim Allen Edited the magazine Terrible Work and ran the Poetry Exchange and Language Club events in Plymouth. Now lives near Preston. Publications
include Settings (Shearsman 2008), Anabranch with Slug – a robotic pastoral in honor of Raymond Roussel (Knives Forks & Spoons 2011), incidental harvest (Oystercatcher 2011) and The Voice Thrower (Shearsman 2012), a single long poem of 333 quatrains described by Ian Seed as ‘the fragmented bildungsroman of a generation who have grown up in a postmodern world’. Also co-edited a book of interviews with British poets, Don’t Start Me Talking (Salt 2006).His poetry, though situated in the post-avant, innovative and radical streams, has its roots in symbolist euphony and surrealism.

SAMPLE – Under the cliff like sample


Like a bulwark against…

15 Sep

Like a bulwark against fate under a Lady’s picture.

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published 16th September 2017

Under a grey October sky like a bread…

14 Sep

Under a grey October sky like a bread without the spreaden.

undercliff cover Nielsen

published 16th September 2017

Like a blind spinner…

13 Sep

Like a blind spinner in the sun under a daisied bank.

undercliff cover Nielsen

published 16th September 2017