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.
After The Reading and Being Read event at Manchester Central Library on 12th November 11am-4pm (featuring Holly Pester and Michelle Green readings, talks by if p then q and Comma, and object making workshop with Tom Jenks). More HERE
Peter Barlow’s Cigarette, 4.30-6.30 at Waterstones, Deansgate, Manchester. This is a free event and features readings by Stuart Calton, Pansy Maurer-Alvarez, Katherine Horrex, Fokkina McDonnell
More – https://www.facebook.com/events/569451393237996/
Come along to this great event. Date below. More details HERE
READING AND BEING READ
with Comma Press, If P Then Q, Michelle Green, Holly Pester & ZimZalla
MANCHESTER CENTRAL LIBRARY
Performance Room, Ground Floor
St Peter’s Square, City Centre, M2 5PD
11am to 4pm, 12 November 2016
Tickets £3 before 1 November / £5 after
Twitter hashtag: #ReadingBeingRead
The if p then q Christmas sale is now on. All books below are available via Lulu with decent postage rates overseas. The more you buy the less the postage!
David Berridge, Bring the Thing – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK
Lucy Harvest Clarke, Silveronda – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK
Derek Henderson, Thus & – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK
Tom Jenks, A Priori – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK
Tom Jenks, (*) Star – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK
Tom Jenks, Items – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK
Holly Pester, Hoofs – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK
seekers of lice, Encyclops. – WAS £4.00 NOW £3.20 LINK
Philip Terry, Advanced Immorality – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK
Chrissy Williams, Epigraphs WAS £4.00 NOW £3.20 LINK
The Blue Bus is pleased to present a reading by Holly Pester, Doug Jones and Keith Jebb , on Tuesday , 15th April from 7.30
at The Lamb (in the upstairs room), 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1.
This is the eighty-seventh event in THE BLUE BUS series. Admissions: £5 / £3 (concessions). For future events in the series, please scroll down to the end of this message.
Keith Jebb runs the Creative Course at the University of Bedfordshire and is Vice Chair of the National Association of Writers in Education. He has been publishing in magazines since the eighties, including Reality Studios and Joe Soap’s Canoe; more recent work in Veer About and the Reality Street Book of Sonnets. Kater Murr’s Press brought out hide white space (2006) and tonnes (2008). Doubles as bus conductor for the Blue Bus.
Doug Jones is 45, married with children, and is currently working as a junior doctor in Norfolk. He completed an MPhil on Bill Griffiths at Kings College in London and was a regular attender at the Writers Forum workshops under Bob Cobbing. Veer Press published Posts last year. He has also had work published recently in Zone and scabsarerats magazines.
Holly Pester is a poet and multidisciplinary writer. Her performances and sound installations have featured at international events including a British Council funded visit to Mexico City, an artist’s residency at the dOCUMENTA 13, the Text Festival in Bury, and the Serpentine Gallery Poetry Marathon. Holly Pester’s poetry collection, Hoofs, was released with if p then q press in 2011 and her next collection, Folkslop is due out with Veer Books late 2014. She is currently artist in residence at the Women’s Art Library.