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
if p then q editor James Davies and authors Tom Jenks and Scott Thurston, both of whom have been published by if p then q, read at Manchester literature night Verbose this coming Monday. More details below
Live literature night Verbose is back on Monday 22 June. This month, our special guests are James Davies, Tom Jenks and Scott Thurston, the three organisers of long-running, Manchester-based experimental poetry reading series The Other Room. No slouches on the publishing front, with over 20 books between them, James, Tom and Scott also collaborate extensively with other writers and run various other enterprises: if p then q independent publishing house (James), zimZalla avant objects (Tom) and Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry (Scott).
There will also be an open mic of prose and poetry – visit the Verbose website for instructions on how to sign up. Your host is Sarah-Clare Conlon. It’s free entry and doors are at 7.30pm – get there then to bagsie a seat. Verbose takes place every fourth Monday of the month at Fallow café, 2a Landcross Road, Fallowfield, M14 6NA. See http://verbosemcr.wordpress.com/ for more details.
They can definitely be funny (“Guinness Book of / kinds of emphasis. smallpox / middle period.”) Some read like transliterated shards of ancient tablets (“cork,thoi,prep / olin,rubs / perq,tracted,immathace,atpiques / errit,hist.”) Words and phrases skip around within and across poems, recurring, in various configurations, across decades of work, producing a kind of ambient, immanent lexicon of rice, snowfalls, turning into footsteps. And for all the emphasis on language as written, Inman never forgets that we hear what we read, torquing the sound out of particular words and phrases for pages.
Read More HERE or buy an issue from the stands
Audience and Readership: A panel with James Davies, Jim Hinks, Alec Newman and Togara Muzanenhamo
Who do publishers sell their work to? How do they know where the work of their authors ends up? How do writers go about presenting and promoting their work? Are there any demographics of potential readers who are unaware of a work or publisher’s existence? How do both publishers and poets maintain their readership and also encourage the growth of audience? In this lively panel discussion James Davies, poet and editor of if p then q, poses these questions and more to Jim Hinks editor of Comma Press, Alec Newman editor of Knives Forks and Spoons and Carcanet poet Togara Muzanenhamo.
3pm (check Bank Street Arts website for updates and confirmation)
11am – 4pm
Bank Street Arts
This free event is part of Independent Publishers’ Fair at the The Off the Shelf Festival
Out now from University of Plymouth Press and edited by Tony Lopez. It includes an essay on if p then q issue 3 by if p then q editor James Davies. And also contributions from: Tony Trehy (director of the Text Festivals), derek beaulieu, Christian Bok, Liz Collini, Philip Davenport, Robert Grenier, Alan Halsey, Tony Lopez, Holly Pester, Hester Reeve (HRH.the), Carolyn Thompson, and Carol Watts.