Ambit Magazine reviews Place Waste Dissent

Place Waste Dissent is poetry, collage, artist’s book, historical document, political tract. It draws a straight line of folk art from the ‘green man’ of pagan mythology to the DIY zine culture that it emerges from. The book-as-object tells you that it’s different the moment you see it, with heavy black edged pages, thick to cope with the weight of ink poured into each sheet. Strips of cut-out text are pasted over photographs of the protest. The result is an absolute mass of information coming at you.’

George Jackson reviewed my new book Place Waste Dissent for Ambit Magazine. Read it in full here.

Servant Drone to be launched in Porto and Bristol

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Servant Drone (KF&S Press) will be launched with a reading of the whole text by authors bruno & Paul in Porto and in Bristol on the following dates;

Saturday March 19: Gato Vadio, Rua do rosário, 281 4050-525 Porto – 8pm – free entry

Saturday March 26: The Arts House, 108a Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3RU – 8pm – free entry

On March 26 between 4pm – 6pm bruno & Paul will be running a workshop at The Arts House on collaborative writing. Participants will be invited to read their collaborative work at the book launch in the evening.

Signed copies will be on sale.

These events have been made possible by the generous support of the Porto/Bristol Association.

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Place Waste Dissent (Influx Press) avant-garde experimental text collage

I’ve a ltd. number of signed copies available £9.99 + p&p worldwide BUY

Reviews

‘. . . the book is stamped with left-field credentials: Gee Vaucheresque monochrome montages of photos, police documents, agitprop fliers and eviction notices circumscribe and blend into the verse itself . . .’
Peter Boughton in Minor Literatures

‘. . . the jagged edges of Hawkins’ verse collages express heated moments of collision and confusion during the opposition to evictions which turned out to be a foretaste of the kind of Neo-Liberal urban enclosure that blights London today . . . ‘ Stephen E. Hunt for International Times

‘ . . . it is the strength of the presentation that gives this book its edge. It is performance art on the page, an installation with time as the third dimension rather than space . . . ‘
Jackie Law at Never Imitate

Launch Events ON NOW

Nov 10 – Dec 12 Exhibition of art & text from Place Waste Dissent at The Arts House, Bristol more info

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a collaboration w/Bruno Neiva out now £8.00 BUY

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Bristol book launch

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A heartening and intimate book launch last night at The Arts House in Bristol. There were stunning readings from poets Sarer Scotthorne & Sam Berkson.

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It was really good to see the experimental film by John Smith & Jocelyn Pook, Blight, before I read some poetry from Place Waste Dissent.

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Big thanks to all who came, to the publishers Kit & Gary (Influx Press) and to Antonia for the great venue. It was also brilliant to catch up with some old friends from the No M11 Link Road campaign, dissenting stalwarts of the Claremont Road protests, including film-maker, photographer and contributor to the book, Julia Guest. There is a London launch of Place Waste Dissent at Brick Lane Bookshop on Dec 5. It’s free and there’ll be readings starting at 7.30 from Sarer, Lucy Furlong, George F. and Paul. Straight afterwards it’s the Influx Press Xmas drinks party. Hope to see you there.

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Place Waste Dissent live at #sanctumbristol

Andrew Neil Hayes filmed me reading from Place Waste Dissent at #Sanctumbristol on Friday November 6th. Sanctum hosts a continuous programme of sound over 552 hours, sustained by performers, musicians and bands in a temporary structure within the shell of Temple Church, Bristol. Sanctum is Theaster Gates’ first public project in the UK, produced by Situations, as part of Bristol 2015 European Green Capital. Big thanks to Sanctum and Andrew Neil Hayes.

Place Waste Dissent is available from Influx Press price £9.99 + p&p worldwide here

There are more on the VIDEO page.

 

Servant Drone (KF&S Press) by bruno neiva & Paul Hawkins is out now . . .

Knives Forks & Spoons Press have published Servant Drone, a collaborative text of exploratory poetry from Porto & Bristol by bruno neiva and Paul Hawkins.

‘Deeply nuanced and obliquely radical, this is a book to keep in your pocket as a charm against the liquid spectres of a late capitalist Monday morning.’
Tom Jenks

Servant Drone Coverbruno and Paul were recently interviewed about their work by Chris Turnbull for Ottawa Poetry, you can read it here.

You can buy a copy from me here £8.00 + p&p worldwide

Place Waste Dissent: Line & Mass Exhibition

 

Selected prints of pages from Place Waste Dissent were part of the Line & Mass exhibition at Meyrick Hall, Bournemouth last week. Many thanks to Sarah at SIX Gallery for curating the exhibition and for these photos.

 

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Nov. 21st Place Waste Dissent launch & exhibition at The Arts House, Bristol

Influx Press are launching Place Waste Dissent with a free event in Bristol on November 21st. The Arts House in Bristol’s Stokes Croft will also be hosting a month long exhibition of prints from the book, as well as the launch night.

November 12th – December 10th  – Place Waste Dissent Bristol Exhibition at The Arts House

Prints from the new experimental poetry/collage collection Place Waste Dissent (Influx Press) will be on exhibition at The Arts House (open daily between 10am – 11pm). Poetry and collage by Paul Hawkins.

Place Waste Dissent features his own photography as well as that of Julia Guest, Maureen Measure, Steve Ryan, Susan Worth, John Hawkins and Sarer Scotthorne of The No M11 link Road Campaign, Leytonstone past & present.

The Arts House, 108a, Stokes Croft Bristol BS1 3RU open daily 10am – 11pm

November 21st – Place Waste Dissent Bristol Launch Night 7.30pm free entry

Paul Hawkins
– Paul is a Bristol based poet and author of the new Influx Press title ‘Place Waste Dissent’. He co-runs Hesterglock Press and has had two previous books published, ‘Claremont Road’ & ‘Contumacy’ (Erbacce)
https://placewastedissent.wordpress.com/
@PlayWDissent @hesterglockmktg

Sarer Scotthorne
– Sarer co-runs Hesterglock Press and is author of the acclaimed collection ‘The Blood House’.
https://thebloodhouse.wordpress.com/
@thebloodhouse

Sam Berkson
– Sam is the author of ‘Life in Transit’ (Influx, 2012), ‘Dusk Steals the Daylight (Fishbar, 2013) and the recent collection ‘Settled Wanderers’ (Influx, 2015).
https://angrysampoetry.wordpress.com/
@angrysampoet

plus a screening of Blight (John Smith/Jocelyn Pook)

and an author Q & A

The Arts House, 108a, Stokes Croft Bristol BS1 3RU

There’s a Facebook event page for the launch here

You can pre-order Place Waste Dissent from Influx Press by clicking HERE

Place Waste Dissent out Nov. 12th on Influx Press

Pre-order a copy by clicking here

SJ Fowler on the forthcoming Hawkins/Neiva Servant Drone collection

“What is the worst poetry myth? That it is a singular form, not naturally lending itself to collaboration? Or that what is actually contemporary, relevant, dynamic, is innately experimental or strange? Servant drone is one of the finest examples of a poetic work which destroys both superstitions in one fell sweep. It is energetic, decisive, colloquial and necessary. It is a work of synthesis between two exceptional vanguard poets that balances satire, critique and humour with an intense methodological engagement.”

SJ Fowler on Servant Drone (KF&S Press out Nov. 2015)

SJ Fowler is a poet, artist, curator & vanguardist. He works in the modernist and avant garde traditions, across poetry, fiction, theatre, sonic art, visual art, installation and performance.

Queen Mob’s Teahouse publish Servant Drone texts

Thanks to poetry editor Erik Kennedy for publishing #10 & #11 from the new Servant Drone collaborative text due out very soon on Knives, Forks & Spoons Press. Read it in full here …

SJ Fowler had this to say on the new Servant Drone collection;

“What is the worst poetry myth? That it is a singular form, not naturally lending itself to collaboration? Or that what is actually contemporary, relevant, dynamic, is innately experimental or strange? Servant drone is one of the finest examples of a poetic work which destroys both superstitions in one fell sweep. It is energetic, decisive, colloquial and necessary. It is a work of synthesis between two exceptional vanguard poets that balances satire, critique and humour with an intense methodological engagement.”

SJ Fowler on Servant Drone (KF&S Press out Nov. 2015)

pre-order Place Waste Dissent at Influx Press

You can now pre-order Place Waste Dissent at publishers Influx Press from today here

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It’s out on Nov. 12th. There will be a launch event in London and Bristol, details to be announced shortly …

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