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Text Festivals: Language Art and Materials Poetry

23 Oct

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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.

Conting Backwards 5

8 Jan

Tom Jenks * reviewed at Intercapilary Space

7 Aug

Philip Davenport reviews Tom Jenks fabulous *

“There’s no sense of an overarching schema, no symphony, no grand homophonic ending. This is channel-hopping faster than eye or ear, driven by panic and punctuated with nervous jokes. In the tone of it, I’m reminded of nobody so much as neurotic old Brit comedians, Kenneth Williams or Hancock, the weirdness of their emotional hygiene, the horror at the approach of their ogres. Held in the throat of the poem is Ken Williams’s skreeking laugh, Hancock’s tussle with the melancholy of each bloodied day.”

Read the rest at the LINK