Good times for Stephen Emmerson’s Family Portraits which is if p then q’s first venture into hardback books.
Emmerson is criminally underrated, he should be seen as a major, pioneering figure of the British avant garde and his work from publisher If P Then Q furthers that reputation. It’s a gesture in a book, an austere refusal of the indulgent lyric.
MORE at 3am
Family Portraits is HERE
Family Portraits is a drone work, a monotone symphony. Each movement contains one note, the same note; that creamy hue of the page and that non-taste of the lactose pill are an ambience that immerses you.
More HERE in the new issue of Junction Box
Get the book HERE
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.’
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/
CSP: The title of your press, If P Then Q, is both a mathematical and a grammatical proposition. What does it mean to you in terms of the poetry that you publish?
Most of our titles will be available on the if p then q bookstall at discounted prices – make sure you visit us at Conway Hall for The Free Verse Fair, 17th September.
Stephen Emmerson & Philip Terry will read from their if p then q collections – Family Portraits, Stephen Emmerson’s Poetry Wholes & Advanced Immorality at this year’s Free Verse Fair:
3.30pm at Conway Hall (not 3pm as advertised previously)