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if p then q displays at The Poetry Library’s Conceptual Poetics exhibition

25 May

Photos of exhibits at The Poetry Library’s current exhibition Conceptual Poetics. The photos below are works by if p then q authors. Also Matchbox, the predecessor project to if p then q has items on display. Sadly the Matchbox website went bonkers and is no longer running. Happily the Poetry Library has a digital archive of the project – HERE!

LINK to the Conceptual Poetics exhibition.

what's the best

Joy as Tiresome Vandalism (James Davies and Simon Taylor) What’s the Best? 



Tom Jenks, Items




Peter Jaeger, A Field Guide to Lost Things




Selections from Matchbox (from top left – Matthew Welton, Lisa Jarnot, Togara Muzanehamo, Craig Dworkin, Chris McCabe, Bill Griffiths)


if p then q poetry trumps tournament

21 Aug


if p then q invites you to play What’s The Best? poetry trumps at The Free Verse Poetry Fair.

The game is played using the cards made by Joy as Tiresome Vandalism.

There will be four sessions taking place at the bookstall on the hour at 1, 2, 3 and 4 o’clock.

Up to four people can play in any given session. The winner will claim the set as a prize.

The game is won when a player has won all the cards from their opponents or is the person with the most cards after ten minutes.

Get in touch to book a slot or turn up on the day to play.


Joy As Tiresome Vandalism’s What’s the Best?

21 Aug










It’s finally here; the ultimate in poetry card gaming. 34 exquisite, professionally made, poetry collection trading cards selected by if p then q illustrated by Simon Taylor of Joy as Tiresome Vandalism.

Play with the entire family. Enjoy with friends. Play at work or on the train.

Includes all your favourite poets: Stein, Pound, Coleridge & Wordsworth, Schwitters, Plath, Lear, Shakespeare, Thurston, Dickinson, Clarke, Williams, Crapsey, Jenks, Ch’ing Chao, Ginsberg, Blake, Berryman, Cummings, Po, Seuss, Atkins, Christensen, Issa, O’Hara, Stevens, Terry, Berrigan, Queneau, Ono, Bataille, Jeffers, Buddhist monks, Niedecker, Cendrars

What are you waiting for?

BUY NOW at £10 including free postage and packing UK
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if p then q reviewed in The London Student

6 Dec














if p then q is reviewed in Monday 5th December’s London Student by Samantha Marenghi.

Click HERE to read as a readable pdf

Writing / Exhibition / Publication

3 Sep

Exhibition starts today at The Pigeon Wing Gallery London, curated by Very Small Kitchen/David Berridge. Featuring if p then q books, Matchbox, Joy as Tiresome Vandalism’s Nojagtig Pamplemousse and James Davies’ Acronyms series amongst a host of other things.

The Pigeon Wing


3rd of Sept – 3rd of October

Preview: 3rd of September 6:30 – 9:30pm

Curated by VerySmallKitchen

Top Floor (front),
Guild House Rollins Street,
London,United Kingdom.
SE15 1EP


Hammam Aldouri
Phil Baber
Julia Calver
Maurice Carlin
Anne Charnock
Rachel Lois Clapham
Emma Cocker
Simon Cutts
Matt Dalby
James Davies
Sonia Dermience
Karen Di Franco
Marianne Holm Hansen
Sarah Jacobs
Joy as Tiresome Vandalism
The Knives, Forks and Spoons Press
Helen Kaplinsky
Márton Koppány
Freek Lomme/ Onomatopee
Matthew MacKisack
Marit Muenzberg/ LemonMelon
Tamarin Norwood
Pippa Koszerek
Mary Paterson
Press Free Press
Red Fox Press
Colin Sackett
Seekers of Lice
Mary Yacoob


Joy as Tiresome Vandalism’s Absolute Elsewhere published by The Knives Forks and Spoons Press

12 Jul

Second collection by Joy as Tiresome Vandalism out now.

LINK to the Knives Forks and Spoons Press