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Tom Jenks new book from if p then q – A Long and Hard Night Troubled by Visions

24 Jul

FRONT COVER VISIONS

if p then q is very pleased to announce its latest publication

Tom Jenks’ A Long and Hard Night Troubled by Visions
 
The book costs £8 and is another stunner from Jenks

About the book
Visions is Jenks’ fourth book from if p then q and is yet another step in a different direction from one of the UK’s premier poets. In Visions Jenks uses prose poetry to explore British and globalized hinterlands using his warped imagination to produce cacophonous results. The book also contains a final suite which contains two longer narrative poems and a wheezy poem that transcribes smoking in Mad Men (and a little bit of reading of Frank O’Hara).

About the author
Tom Jenks is a Manchester-based poet who has a number of collections including three previously celebrated collections with if p then q – A Priori, * and Items. Jenks’ poetry is always hilarious but that’s not all. There’s a serious agenda at work from an astute poetic mind. He is also the editor of the press zimZalla. His website which gives information on other publications and news can be found at https://www.zshboo.org/ 

Sample
Visions sampler V2

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Tear Fet reviews the if p then q birthday reading on Soundcloud

13 Jul

Matt Dalby gives a detailed review of the night, the press, considers listening strategies and more.

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/

 

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!

 

Lucy Harvest Clarke – Be3a out now

7 May

be3a image

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Lucy Harvest Clarke, author of the if p then q collection Silveronda, is back with a delicious new work for if p then q – Be3a. Comes in a limited edition of 15 copies, a set of 6 postcards all designed and conceived by Clarke. Front (manipulated photos). Back (poetry).

Some framing…In 1999 a book about war crimes was delivered to a politician from a social action group. The book was found discarded outside the house.

‘Beza’ – link

Broken bridges unpeopled, a dream – Be3a

Clarke’s work is never concrete, specific readings unlikely. This is a visceral poetry that  doesn’t necessarily lead to explanation.

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