Emma Cocker a preview

3 Jul

Emma Cocker will read at the if p then q 10 year bash in Manchester on 11th July. See here for more – https://ifpthenq.co.uk/2018/03/02/if-p-then-q-ten-year-birthday-party-in-manchester/

Her first full collection, The Yes of the No, is out now from Site press. This description gives you a flavour – The Yes of the No is the first collection by writer-artist Emma Cocker, which draws together selected fragments of writing produced in dialogue with, parallel to and
as art practice (from between 2007-2016). Existing in the space between imaginative proposition and a call to action, The Yes of
the No is an assemblage of provocations, proposals and potential ways of operating
- ranging from navigating the city and inhabiting the margins to errant acts of reading; from preparing for the unexpected
to learning how to ‘not know’, from minor acts of singular sedition to collective expressions of an insurgent ‘we’. Beginning with a meditation on the affirmative potential of no alongside the dissident capacity of yes-saying as a species of refusal, The Yes of the No advocates different models of daily practice through which to perform everyday life – the as is – in the subjunctive key of what if or even what might be. The Yes of the No takes the form of single-page prose paragraphs, which might be read in sequence or approached in the singular. Each page- paragraph is conceived as implicitly connected to others, yet with an identity (and name) of its own.

An if p then q collection is on the way.

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Stephen Emmerson preview

30 Jun

Stephen Emmerson will read at the if p then q 10 year bash in Manchester on 11th July. See here for more – https://ifpthenq.co.uk/2018/03/02/if-p-then-q-ten-year-birthday-party-in-manchester/

Stephen has two wonderful conceptual poetry items published with if p then q. They are the template set Poetry Wholes (now in its second edition) & Family Portraits.

They’re here https://ifpthenq.co.uk/odditiies/stephen-emmerons-poetry-wholes-second-edition/ & here –  https://ifpthenq.co.uk/books/emmerson-stephen-family-portraits/ 

A substantial set of poems riffing on Robert Creeley’s A Piece is forthcoming from if p then q.

Lucy Harvest Clarke preview

27 Jun

Lucy Harvest Clarke will read at the if p then q 10 year bash on 11th July. See here for more – https://ifpthenq.co.uk/2018/03/02/if-p-then-q-ten-year-birthday-party-in-manchester/

There are just a few copies left of her limited edition set of postcards be3a. Read about them here https://ifpthenq.co.uk/2018/05/07/lucy-harvest-clarke-be3a-out-now/

Her first collection, Silveronda, will also be available on the night. See here – https://ifpthenq.co.uk/books/clarke-lucy-harvest-silveronda/

 

Creative Tourist previews if p then q’s ten year bash in Manchester

23 Jun

The low-down on the if p then q birthday bash on 11th July in Manchester by Sarah-Clare Conlon at the brilliant Creative Tourist – 

https://www.creativetourist.com/event/if-p-then-q-10th-birthday/

 

 

Tom Jenks’ A Long and Hard Night Troubled by Visions out soon

18 Jun

Tom Jenks has a new publication out from if p then q in a few weeks – A Long and Hard Night Troubled by Visions – an amazing book of surrealist, absurd prose poems. The book will be launched on 11th July at the if p then q 10 years’ bash. Link to Facebook – Poster for that event is below. And below that, an extract from one of the poems in Tom’s new collection called cockatiels, extracted from Disclaimer magazine, see the whole poem HERE

if p then q 10 years poster

The blue cockatiel stares into the mirror. It pecks its reflection and rings a silver bell.

The blue cockatiel has mirror obsession, where the reflection becomes a mate substitute or a rival.

The yellow cockatiel contracted feather mites, which are small, hard to spot and can be mistaken for dappling. Feather mites can spread to human hosts if left unchecked.

The yellow cockatiel created an abundance of bird dust…

Dostoyevsky Wannabe Location event in Manchester

12 Jun

Plant, Dantzic Street, Manchester
2pm-6pm
Saturday 28th July 2018
FREE

Event Type: Relaxed summer afternoon thing.
Cities Guest Editor[s] (Manchester): Thom Cuell

Celebrate Manchester-based Dostoyevsky Wannabe’s City series and stalls (including a stand with if p then q books).

Lots more info HERE

 

Matt Dalby – Not My Words

25 May

A new piece of sound poetry by Matt Dalby, incorporating the use of the 10th birthday event if p then q flier, which takes place July 11th in Manchester. The flier is used around about the middle of the piece. Genius!