Bristol launch for Contumacy, Bristol Spring Poetry Fest, place/waste/dissent readings and other stuff

After being published by Erbacce Press in July 2014, I’ve finally got round to sorting out a launch for my collection, Contumacy. I’m honoured to be in such good company too . . .


Sarer Scotthorne is a published poet & editor, plays with film, teaches Kung Fu & Creative Writing. Her first published collection is The Blood House. Lucy Furlong’s work has been widely published; her poetry map, Amniotic City, was reviewed in The Guardian. She was a 2014 Forward Prize poetry nominee. ~clew~ is her debut pamphlet. Bristol’s Sheer Zed will be providing soundscape electronica throughout the night.

Paul Hawkins’ Contumacy (Erbacce Press 2014) gets a Bristol launch. Writer/novelist/publisher Tony White had this to say about Contumacy, “the Crash crash-edited into resistance rhythms w/cash-in-hand concrete typography”. For more on Contumacy click here

Before this though, Sarer and I are guests on Jude Cowan-Montague’s Resonance FM show, The News Agents on Saturday March 21st at 2.30 pm. There’ll be poetry with experimental sounds, chat, news and much more on Hesterglock Press, The Blood House, place/waste/dissent, equality, Bosc:Rev4 & ~clew~. We can’t wait. Resonance FM is an eclectic London based experimental arts radio station. You can listen to Resonance FM from anywhere in the world be going to their website, here.. You can check out previous News Agents shows by clicking here.

I’m still wrestling my place/waste/dissent book to the ground for Influx Press, and I’ll be reading work from it at Bristol’s Hydra Books on May 15th, alongside George F. who is launching his new Influx Press book Total Shambles. We’ll be reading and taking part in a q & a session afterwards as part of the Influx Press curated day of events during the Stoke Newington Literary Festival on Saturday June 6th. I’m excited about place/waste/dissent being published in the autumn of this year, and to be part of a bunch of radical, site-specific and challenging writers/poets that make up Influx Press.

Here are the Influx Press events they’ve got coming up . . .

19th March | Manchester at SubRosa George F reading from Total Shambles
21st March | Coventry at The Pod, InZine Bookfair hosted by Silhouette Press Influx Press will have a stall here
30th March | London at Pages of Hackney Our ‘Crosswords’ monthly residency featuring David Whitehouse, Leone Ross and Dan Duggan reading and in discussion
23rd April | London at Common House BOOK LAUNCH of Total Shambles by George F, featuring readings, discussions on housing and occupation in London.
27th April | London at Hackney Attic George F reading from Total Shambles
4th May | London at Pages of Hackney ‘Crosswords’ featuring Sam Berkson and others TBC
9th May | London at The Radical Bookfair TBC We should have a stall here
15th May | Bristol at Hydra Bookshop George F reading from Total Shambles and Paul Hawkins reading from Place/Waste/Dissent
6th June | London at Stoke Newington Lit Fest, upstairs at the White Hart Pub. We have programmed a whole day at the White Hart featuring Test Centre, Media Diversified, Squatting and Dissent in London, Unofficial Britain and a late night literary Salon with our writers and Galley Beggar Press. More details on our blog here:
19th June | London at Hardy Tree Gallery in King’s Cross Steven Fowler’s exhibition featuring some of our writers TBC

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