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if p then q massive catch up – ten years (almost)

10 Nov

In April 2018 if p then q will have been publishing for ten years. In addition to a special birthday celebration reading (watch this space) it seems apt to highlight some key publications, in case you’ve missed out. Just click on the links that follow to add the title to your library

Between 2008-9 if p then q magazine ran for four issues. The first two were loose-bound and housed in envelopes with gifts – pens, postcards and CDs. Issue three came out as a set of posters, specially commissioned by The Text Festival, and included posters by P. Inman, Craig Dworkin and Anne Charnock. The final issue was a pastiche of a coffee table magazine featuring Caroline Bergvall on the front cover. Issue three is still in print and available HERE.

The first if p then q perfect bound collection, 2008, was Tom Jenks’ A Priori which includes his much-lauded poem 99 Names for Small Dogs. Many other perfect bound collections have met critical acclaim. Holly Pester’s Hoofs and Chrissy Williams’ Epigraphs have both been featured on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb, Peter Jaeger’s A Field Guide to Lost Things was long-listed for The Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize and many other titles have received multiple and positive reviews. Here they are: Lucy Harvest-Clarke’s exhilarating Silveronda, Tim Atkins’ minimal sonnet sequence 1000 Sonnets, David Berridge’s search for the ‘thing’ in Bring the Thing, Derek Henderson’s poignant, systematic erasure of Ted Berrigan’s The Sonnet titled Thus &, Stephen Emmerson’s almost blank page Family Portraits, Geof Huth’s collected one word poems ntst, Tom Jenks’ follow ups to A Priori – the almost sonnet sequence * and the barmy Items, seekers of lice’s text version of Encyclops., Philip Terry’s Advanced Immorality – including his rewrites of Queneau – & Nathan Walker’s tome of web generated one-liners Action Score Generator.

In 2014 if p then q reached new heights by publishing the collected works of the great P. Inman, Written 1976-2013. This work not only collects his work in an inexpensive format but allows his work to been seen as something which both changes and, paradoxically, remains consistently constant, as Craig Dworkin points out in his lengthy and fascinating introduction.

In amongst all these titles there was still time to publish obscurities, some sold out – Michael Basinski’s Dog Music postcard, Nick-e Melville’s leaflet Junk Mail, as well as the still in print set of trump cards What’s the Best? by Joy as Tiresome Vandalism and Stephen Emmerson’s automatic poetry templates – Poetry Wholes.

2015 saw the first publication of a critical work – derek beaulieu’s captivating essays on concrete and conceptual poetry The Unbearable Contact with Poets, which also offered readers the chance to buy as a print bound copy or obtain as a pdf.

This year if p then q has pushed forwards with a new house front cover design and two new titles – Tim Allen’s re-imagining of The Columbia Granger Index to Poetry called Under the Cliff Like and Simon Taylor’s conceptual photo project of imaginary university lecturers Prospectus.

Look out for new titles in the near future from Peter Jaeger, Tom Jenks, Emma Cocker and others.

If you’ve missed any of these titles you should really check ‘em out.

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Stephen Emmerson and Philip Terry reading time amendment

12 Sep

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:

September 17th
3.30pm at Conway Hall (not 3pm as advertised previously)
Free Entry

Stephen Emmerson & Philip Terry readings

30 Aug

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:

September 17th
3pm at Conway Hall
Free Entry

Christmas Crackers

17 Nov

These titles are now available at discount prices until the end of the year.

Peter Jaeger – A Field Guide to Lost Things – Was £7 NOW £4.90 http://www.lulu.com/shop/peter-jaeger/a-field-guide-to-lost-things/paperback/product-22259811.html

Nathan Walker – Action Score Generator – Was £15 Now £12 http://www.lulu.com/shop/nathan-walker/action-score-generator/paperback/product-22018879.html

Lucy Harvest Clarke – Silveronda – Was £8 Now £4.80 – http://www.lulu.com/shop/lucy-harvest-clarke/silveronda/paperback/product-21883115.html

Derek Henderson – Thus & – Was £8 Now £4.80 – http://www.lulu.com/shop/derek-henderson/thus/paperback/product-21883153.html

P. Inman – Written 1976-2013 – Was £20 Now £14.00 – http://www.lulu.com/shop/p-inman/written-1976-2013/paperback/product-21811308.html

Tom Jenks – Items – Was £8 Now £4.80 – http://www.lulu.com/shop/tom-jenks/items/paperback/product-21883182.html

Holly Pester – Hoofs – Was £8 Now £4.80 – http://www.lulu.com/shop/holly-pester/hoofs/paperback/product-21883189.html

Philip Terry – Advanced Immorality – Was £8 Now £4.80 – http://www.lulu.com/shop/philip-terry/advanced-immorality/paperback/product-21883191.html

Chrissy Williams – Epigraphs – Was £4 Now £2.80 – http://www.lulu.com/shop/chrissy-williams/epigraphs/paperback/product-21883163.html

Tim Atkins and Philip Terry read at The Blue Bus

4 Jan

The Blue Bus is pleased to present a reading by Tim Atkins and Philip Terry on Tuesday 20th January from 7.30 at The Lamb (in the upstairs room), 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1. This is the ninety-sixth event in THE BLUE BUS series. Admissions: £5 / £3 (concessions). For future events in the series, please scroll down to the end of this message.

Philip Terry was born in Belfast, and is currently Director of Creative Writing at the University of Essex.  He is the author of the lipogrammatic novel The Book of Bachelors, and the poetry collections Oulipoems, Oulipoems 2, and Shakespeare’s Sonnets.  His translations include Raymond Queneau’s last published book of poetry, Elementary Morality. Recent publications include the novel tapestry from Reality Street (2013), and Dante’s Inferno from Carcanet Press (2014).

Tim Atkins is a widely-translated and published poet, his work having appeared in The USA, Canada, France, Mexico, Catalunya, and the UK. Titles include Horace (O Books),The World’s Furious Song Flows Through My Skirt–a play (Stoma)1000 Sonnets (if p then q), Honda Ode (Oystercatcher), Petrarch (Book Thug), and 25 Sonnets (The Figures). The Complete Petrarch — published by Crater — was a Times Literary Supplement book of the year for 2014 and was a book of the year in the American arts magazine Salon.  A recent Summer Faculty member of The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, h e is also editor of the online poetry journal onedit, and London correspondent for Lungfull poetry magazine.

Xmas Madness – the if p then q Christmas sale

7 Nov

The if p then q Christmas sale is now on. All books below are available via Lulu with decent postage rates overseas. The more you buy the less the postage!

David Berridge, Bring the Thing – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK

Lucy Harvest Clarke, Silveronda – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK

Derek Henderson, Thus & – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK

Tom Jenks, A Priori – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK

Tom Jenks, (*) Star – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK

Tom Jenks, Items – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK

Holly Pester, Hoofs – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK

seekers of lice, Encyclops. – WAS £4.00 NOW £3.20 LINK

Philip Terry, Advanced Immorality – WAS £8.00 NOW £4.80 LINK

Chrissy Williams, Epigraphs WAS £4.00 NOW £3.20 LINK

 

 

 

 

 

Philip Terry’s Advanced Immorality reviewed by Daniel Marc Janes at Dead Ink Review

12 Aug

Philip Terry’s fantastic if p then q book Advanced Immorality is reviewed in a recent edition of Dead Ink.

In the autumn of 2013, la quenelle swept France. Authorities were aghast as teenagers saturated Facebook with quenelle photos; when a French West Bromwich striker performed the gesture in celebration, his contract was terminated. While many of its practitioners pleaded ignorance,the gesture’s true significance was obvious. Left hand perched on the right shoulder, right arm extended diagonally towards the ground – it was clearly the number seven, one of the most significant numbers in the work of Raymond Queneau.

This allusion to the ‘S+7 method’, a quintessential Oulipian device in which every noun in a text was replaced with the seventh noun after it in the dictionary, was too much for the conservative authorities, anxious, even after seventy years, to preserve the time-honoured union of form and content. François Hollande, a devotee of US formalist Mark Schorer, told a press conference: ‘The Oulipian character of the quenelle could not be denied.’ This was true: the very name quenelle dates back at least to Georges Bataille, who was the first of many of Queneau’s contemporaries to pun on the similarity between the poet’s name and the poached dumpling beloved of the Lyonnais. However, the politicians’ measures were too late: the Kraken had been unleashed. After years of Balzacian realism in French literature, the youth were clamouring for mathematical strictures and phonetic play.

If only.

READ MORE HERE

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