I have some poems from my Sublunar sequence in issue 16, along with a range of great writers.
I've got a few poems in here, plus a review of Steve McCaffery's excellent Parsival. More here.
7 July, 7–9pm. Zabludowicz Collection, 176 Prince of Wales Road, London, NW5 3PT.
An evening of spoken word performance by artists, writers and poets exploring the promotion and consumption of empathy in networked culture. Contributors include Helen Benigson, Tom Jenks, Seraphima Kennedy, Ella Plevin, Flora Parrott in collaboration with Gustavo Ferro, and Sam Riviere.
as Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams
he found himself transformed into Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson
it’s no use staring at the ceiling, Gregor
get out on your bike and connect with your people
there are still diamonds in the mines of Rhodesia
the beefeaters still ride unicorns
and there are still crumpets for tea in Skegness
one day, you will star in an epic poem
about how the leopards got their spots
inked in carefully with a fountain pen
that fits into a pocket in your post-ironic briefcase
A film by Weronika Lewandowska filmed as part of a collaboration with Weronika and SJ Fowler for the 2016 Miłosz Festival and the Enemies project, in Krakow. More here.
Saturday, 14th May, 1 PM. St.Helens Central Library Victoria Square St.Helens , WA10 1DY. Free. Knives Forks and Spoons press return to St Helens library with James Davies and Tom Jenks.
THURSDAY 10th MARCH, 2016
Cardiff Poetry Experiment
Doors open at 7pm, readings promptly at 7:30pm
Waterloo Teahouse, Wyndham Arcade,
CF10 1FH (enter opposite Central Library)
Eidolon and The Marble Orchard
Spruce, Items, and The Tome of Commencement
many weathers wildly comes, Sundog, and Occasionals
Sandeep Parmar has published two books of poetry: The Marble Orchard and Eidolon, and scholarly works on modernist women writers Nancy Cunard, Hope Mirrlees and Mina Loy. Her edition of Mirrlees's poetry appeared from Carcanet in 2011 and she's currently editing the Selected Poems of Nancy Cunard (Carcanet, 2016). She teaches in the English department at the University of Liverpool where she is Co-Director of the Centre for New and International Writing. Her poetry, essays and reviews have appeared in the Guardian, Financial Times, Poetry Review and the Times Higher Education.
Tom Jenks' most recent book is Spruce (Blart Books). He co-organises The Other Room reading series, administers the avant objects imprint zimZalla and is completing a PhD at Edge Hill University. More athttp://zshboo.org/
Carol Watts lives in London. She is Professor of Literature and Poetics at Birkbeck. Recent poetry includes the collections many weathers wildly comes (Spiralbound/Susakpress 2015), Sundog (Veer Books, 2013) and Occasionals (Reality Street Editions, 2011). 56, a collection with George Szirtes, will be published by Arc this year. She is currently working on a project for vinyl called T.R.E.E. with the sound artist Will Montgomery, made from creaking trees and rare earths.
It's actually sangria Grandma, but you don't need to know that. New online conceptual piece, here.
The Best British Poetry presents the finest and most engaging poems found in literary magazines and webzines over the past year. The material gathered represents the rich variety of current UK poetry. Each poem is accompanied by a note by the poet explaining the inspiration for the poem.
Featuring: Aria Misha Aber, Astrid Alben, Rachael Allen, Janette Ayachi, Tara Bergin, Crispin Best, Amy Blakemore, Sarah Boulton, Kit Buchan, Sam Buchan-Watts, Miles Burrows, Niall Campbell, Vahni Capildeo, Kayo Chingonyi, Sophie Collins, Claire Crowther, Paula Cunningham, Jesse Darling, Patricia Debney, Ian Duhig, Joe Dunthorne, Francine Elena, Inua Ellams, Andrew Elliott, Victoria Field, Annie Freud, Matthew Gregory, David Hart, Selima Hill, Sarah Howe, Kathleen Jamie, Tom Jenks, Luke Kennard, Amy Key, Kate Kilalea, Caleb Klaces, Zaffar Kunial, Daisy Lafarge, Melissa Lee-Houghton, Dorothy Lehane, Fran Lock, Adam Lowe, Chris McCabe, Amy McCauley, Alex MacDonald, Andrew McMillan, Kathryn Maris, Sophie Mayer, Kim Moore, Salah Niazi, Jeremy Over, Bobby Parker, Rebecca Perry, Holly Pester, Heather Phillipson, Padraig Regan, Sam Riviere, Sophie Robinson, Jessica Schouela, Stephen Sexton, Penelope Shuttle, Hannah Silva, Marcus Slease, Greta Stoddart, Chloe Stopa-Hunt, Rebecca Tamás, Jack Underwood, Mark Waldron, Megan Watkins, Karen McCarthy Woolf and Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch.
Out now on Salt.