RYAN DOBRAN :: THURS 28 NOVEMBER

The fourth reading in the Materials Reading Series will take place on Thursday, 28th November, in the Armitage Room (FF) at Queens’ College, Cambridge, 7.30 for 8pm.

There will be one reader, RYAN DOBRAN, previously of the University of Cambridge, and on this occasion on a visit from the United States of America. Dobran has published various books of poetry, most recently REMOTE CARBON: TEN POEMS (Cambridge: Critical Documents, 2013), as well as SHOUTS FROM OK GLAMOUR (Brighton & London: Barque Press, 2013), CONFECTION (Cambridge: ©_© Press, 2011), DING DING (Cambridge: Critical Documents, 2010) and YOUR GUILT IS A MIRACLE (London: Bad Press, 2008).

He is an editor of the journal GLOSSATOR: PRACTICE AND THEORY OF THE COMMENTARY, and is currently working on a project editing the correspondence of Charles Olson and J.H. Prynne.

"Democratic keytar."

All welcome.

FREDERICK FARRYL GOODWIN :: MON 25 NOVEMBER

Frederick Farryl Goodwin will read in Cambridge on Monday 25th November, 8pm, in the Armitage Room (FF), Queens’ College. Read about him here.

Contact jk468@cam.ac.uk

DOHERTY & KRUK :: THURS 17 NOV

The third reading in the Materials Reading Series will take place on Thursday, 14 November, in the Armitage Room (FF) at Queens’ College, Cambridge, 7.30 for 8pm.

Caitlín Doherty is the author of O (Cambridge: Foule Press, 2012) and SATELLITES (Tokyo: Tipped Press, 2012) and has a book forthcoming from Critical Documents. ‘An inter-galactic stargate opens. Titan falls through it.’

Frances Kruk is the author of A DISCOURSE ON VEGETATION & MOTION (Cambridge: Critical Documents, 2008), DOWN YOU GO OR NÉGATION de BRUIT APRÈS DANIELLE COLLOBER (Scarborough, ME: Punch Press, 2011) and DWARF SURGE (London: yt communication, 2013). ‘he cannot have your face he / cannot have your face’.

DOHERTY & POTAMITIS :: THURS 31 OCT 2013

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MATERIALS READING SERIES: CAITLÍN DOHERTY / NICK POTAMITIS

The second reading in the Materials Reading Series will take place on Thursday, the 31st October, in the Armitage Room at Queens’ College, Cambridge, at 7.30 for 8pm. Email dmg37@cam.ac.uk and ljj28@cam.ac.uk for further information.

Caitlín Doherty is the author of O (Cambridge: Foule Press, 2012) and SATELLITES (Tokyo: Tipped Press, 2012) and has a book forthcoming from Critical Documents. “An inter-galactic stargate opens. Titan falls through it.”

Nick Potamitis is the author of THE BOOK OF NIGHT TERRORS (Cambridge: Salt, 2010) and the forthcoming JUBILATE AJAX (Cambridge: Mountain, 2014). “despite / his being only an archetype, the philologist still / finds fault with the tableware.”

PATTISON & ROBERTS ::: THURS 17 OCT 2013

MATERIALS READING SERIES – REITHA PATTISON / LUKE ROBERTS

This is a new reading series of poetry. It is in Cambridge. Two readers will read every two weeks. This is the first reading. The first two readers will be Reitha Pattison and Luke Roberts, THIS Thursday, the 17th October, at 7.30 for 8p.m. in the Armitage Room (FF) at Queens’ College. Ask the porters for directions &c. Email David Grundy (dmg37@cam.ac.uk) and Lisa Jeschke (ljj28@cam.ac.uk) for further information, clarification, consternation.

Reitha Pattison is the author of SOME FABLES (Cambridge: Grasp, 2011) and the recent A DROLL KINGDOM (Scarborough, ME: Punch Press, 2013), as well as a co-editor of the Collected Poems of Ed Dorn (London: Carcanet, 2012) “The undersong of / the ‘economic cosmos’ is heard in / the meadow where the herbicides / work swift harm for a margin like / inharmonic blue prairie fires.”

Luke Roberts is the author of FALSE FLAGS (Cambridge: Mountain, 2011) and has a new book forthcoming from Equipage.”There is a car inside my stomach. / You are centuries late.”

OLSEN & PATTERSON :: TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER

To mark the beginning of Redell Olsen’s nine-month Judith E Wilson visiting fellowship, there will be a special poetry event in the Judith E Wilson Drama Studio:

Redell Olsen and Ian Patterson will read from their work.

Tuesday 15th October, 8 pm. All welcome.

Judith E Wilson Drama Studio, Faculty of English, University of
Cambridge, 9 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP

Redell Olsen’s books of poetry include: ‘Secure Portable Space’ (2004); ‘Punk Faun: A Bar Rock Pastel’ (Subpress, 2012): see also
<http://redellolsen.co.uk/wordpress/>;
<http://filmpoems.wordpress.com>.

Ian Patterson’s books of poetry include: ‘Time to Get Here: Selected Poems 1969-2002’ (Salt, 2003); and ‘The Glass Bell’ (Barque, 2009).
see also: <http://ianpatterson.typepad.com>.

enquiries to: Drew Milne <agm33@cam.ac.uk>

MULFORD & CHILD :: 13 OCTOBER 2013

unAmerican Activities #3

WENDY MULFORD & ABIGAIL CHILD
13 OCTOBER 2013

Abigail Child will read in New York and Wendy Mulford will read in Cambridge. In addition to reading some of their recent unpublished work, Abigail will show one of two of her short films, and Wendy’s reading will feature some live music and projections.

Time & Venues: NYC: 435 W22nd St, 3.30pm (Eastern Time)
CAMBRIDGE: Judith E Wilson Drama Studio, 8.30pm (UK time)

UNAMERICAN ACTIVITIES is a transatlantic poetry reading series held simultaneously in New York and Cambridge (UK), with audiences and readers being connected by live audio and video link.

Organised by Ian Heames, Luke McMullan, and Sophie Seita

More info: http://unamac.org

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/363131840486501/?directed_target_id=363131840486501

LARKIN & JACKSON :: 12 MAY 2013

UnAmerican Activities #1

Peter Larkin and Lanny Jordan Jackson 

May 12, 2013

NYC & Cambridge UK

Location NYC: Page Poetry Parlor, 345 W 22nd Street
Time: 3pm (EST) refreshments, 3.30pm readings

Location Cambridge: Judith E Wilson Drama Studio, Cambridge
Time: 7-30 for 8pm (GMT).

UnAmerican Activities is a poetry reading series held simultaneously in New York and Cambridge. The series aims to activate and accentuate transAtlantic crosspollination, bringing new audiences and readers into contact and extending the range of their activities.

Readers will reach audiences on the other side of the Atlantic via live audio link. In the interval between readings, live video portals will be opened in both venues so Cambridge and New York audiences can engage in dialogue across the geographical distance.

For this first event in the series, Peter Larkin will read in Cambridge and Lanny Jordan Jackson will read in New York. 

Organisers: Ian Heames, Luke McMullan, Sophie Seita
Recordings of the readings will be hosted on Archive of the Now.

MAGGIE O’SULLIVAN ET AL :: THURSDAY 2 MAY

MAGGIE O’SULLIVAN

REDELL OLSEN

CAITLÍN DOHERTY

ROWAN EVANS

Thursday 19:00, 2 May 2013

Judith E Wilson Studio, Faculty of English

WINE + BOOKS + INTERVAL

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MAGGIE O’SULLIVAN’S publications include ‘In the House of the Shaman’ (Reality Street, 1993), ‘eXcLa’ with Bruce Andrews (Writers Forum, 1993), ‘Body of Work’ (Reality Street, 2006), most recently ‘murmur’ (Veer, 2011) and a new edition in 2012 of ‘Waterfalls’ (etruscan, 2009); she edited the major anthology ‘Out of Everywhere: Linguistically Innovative Poetry by Women In North America and The UK’ (Reality Street, 1996). Performing her work internationally since the 1970s, O’Sullivan has established herself of one of the UK’s most significant and compelling innovative writers, artists and performers. A selection of O’Sullivan’s texts and visual work can be viewed here: http://www.maggieosullivan.co.uk/works.htm … and recordings can be heard here: http://writing.upenn.edu/pennsound/x/OSullivan.php

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REDELL OLSEN’S publications include ‘Secure Portable Space’ (Reality Street, 2004), ‘S p r i g s & spots’ (Wide Range, 2012) and ‘Punk Faun’ (subpress, 2012). Her mixed-media and performance works include the film for live performance ‘a newe booke of copies’ (2009-10) and ‘The Lost Swimming Pool’ (London, June 2010), a site-specific installation and performance (for Esther Williams and the Lost Olympics; and for Jane Holloway and Elizabeth Jesser Reid). From 2001-2010 Olsen edited the online journal How(2) and she regularly publishes critical work on contemporary poetics. A full list of publications and audio-visual material are here: http://redellolsen.co.uk/wordpress/

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CAITLÍN DOHERTY has read in Brighton, London and Cambridge at different times and for different reasons. Her work has been published in HiZero, Friends, Half Circle, and by Foule Press. Her new book ‘Satellites’ is now available on Tipped Press as part of its ‘Tokyo Series’: http://tippedpress.com/JapanSeries.html.

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ROWAN EVANS’S work has been published in Half Circle, Aviary, The Mays and in the Contingencies anthology (Contingency Press, 2012). His first book ‘returnsongs’ was published by Wide Range chapbooks in 2012; ‘a method, a path’, in collaboration with Duncan Montgomery, is forthcoming from Not Those Hills press. http://rowanevans.blogspot.com/

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STARCRUSHER 1

1st starcrusher night — judith e wilson drama studio, english faculty, west road, cambridge, cb3 9dp

songs poetry noise and film

poetry from
SEAN BONNEY
LISA JESCHKE
VERITY SPOTT
IAN HEAMES
NAT RAHA
TOMAS WEBER

songs from
JEREMY HARDINGHAM
BUSINESS LUNCH

noise from
OLLIE EVANS
CAMBRIDGE IMPROVISERS

the world premier of
KLAUS KINSKI ERLOSER

Judith E Wilson Drama Studio
English Faculty, Cambridge

7pm till late

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Mit Alcohol und Book Tables
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POETRY OF JEFF KEEN; MUSIC OF LASH/WARD/ANDERSEN :: SAT. 9 FEB, 8PM

For those in touching or striking distance of Cambridge & its environs, this Saturday there will be an evening of poetry, music & film at Newnham Old Labs (Newnham College, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DF). Music from the trio of Dominic Lash (bass) Alex Ward (clarinet, electric guitar) Dag Erik Knedal Andersen (drums); Poetry by the late Jeff Keen, read by various, incl. Ian Heames, Lisa Jeschke, & Mike Wallace-Hadrill; and Films, also by Keen, projected. The trio are on a UK mini-tour, & will play two sets. The event begins at 8pm. Copies of the Keen pamphlets recently published by c_c press will be on sale.

TOAL & HEAMES, SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER

 

MANSON & ROBERTSON, SAT 7 JULY

Reading by Peter Manson & Lisa Robertson

Following The Shape of Song: A Conference on Lyric Poetry (7-8 July)

Saturday 7 July, 8:30PM

At the Judith Wilson Drama Studio, Faculty of English

Free entry, all welcome

BRADY, DEWITT, JESCHKE; SAT 14 JAN

THE FOULE READINGS presents:

Saturday 14th January, 7.30pm.

*Andrea Brady
*John DeWitt
*Lisa Jeschke
*TBC

The Nihon Room, Pembroke College, Cambridge

There’ll be free wine, a book table & a half-time
break in a Japanese garden. It’s all free.

THE FOULE READINGS are a new series of contemporary poetry readings in
Cambridge organised by undergraduates in English (Caitlín Doherty, Andrew
Griffin, Connie Scozzaro and Tomas Weber)

SELMA JAMES, J.H. PRYNNE, AND MORE

On Sunday, 27 November there will be a program of music, talks and poetry from 6:30pm, at Lady Mitchell Hall, on the Sidgwick Site at the University of Cambridge, which is presently occupied by the student-group Cambridge Defend Education, in protest of the government white paper on higher education. Events include the “Songs in the Dark” open-mic, a talk by veteran revolutionary Selma James, a reading by Cambridge poet J.H. Prynne, and more. All are invited to attend the event, in solidarity with the occupiers and the cause for which they are fighting. Go here for a timetable of the events going at the occupation all weekend: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=270072139709736

Links
+ The occupation of Lady Mitchell Hall by Cambridge Defend Education: http://www.defendeducation.co.uk/lady-mitchell-hall-occupation
+ Government White Paper on Higher Education: http://discuss.bis.gov.uk/cloudfiles/11-944-WP-students-at-heart.pdf
+ Alternative White Paper on Higher Education: http://publicuniversity.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/In_Defence_of_Public_HE11.doc