Tag Archives: What’s The Best

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.

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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?

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Ginsberg What’s The Best Card

29 Jun

Based on the City Lights edition. Click HERE for rules. Click on the image to print out.

Li Ch’ing Chao What’s The Best Card

28 Jun

Based on the New Directions edition. Click HERE for rules. Click on the image to print out.

Tom Jenks What’s The Best Card

27 Jun

Based on the if p then q edition. Click HERE for rules. Click on the image to print out.

Adelaide Crapsey What’s The Best Card

26 Jun

Based on the Kessinger edition. Click HERE for rules. Click on the image to print out.