The Hydrazine will be launched as part of the Bristol Poetry Festival at the Hydra Bookshop on Sept 19th 7pm… everyone pays a door tax of £2 which gets you a copy of the Hydrazine, a free glass of cider and the opportunity to hear poets featured in the ‘zine. There will also be the premier of Semblance, a film by Sarer Scotthorne and Albert Zhang, the Schoolboy’s Death Trio/Sarer Scotthorne collaboration film How I Got My Name, film-poems from Matt Duggan, (more films tbc) plus live music (including the Andrew Neil Hayes experience…). All for £2… printed by Hesterglock Press, art/design by Paul Hawkins.
Here are some work-in-progress pics…
I’ll be one of those reading at the London launch of Cut Up! (Oneiros Books) at The Horse Hospital in Bloomsbury 6pm – 9pm. The event will be compered by Anne Pigalle, & also reading will be Nina Antonia, Billy (Chainsaw) Houlston & Matthew Levi Stevens. Cut Up! is an anthology inspired by the Cut-Up method of William S. Burroughs & Brion Gysin. To buy a copy click here
In addition to bringing together new work by new people, CUT UP! also salutes some better known 20th Century voices who kept the spirit of Burroughs alive. Contributors include Kenji Siratori, Claude Pelieu, Nina Antonia (New York Dolls and Johnny Thunders biographer), Claude Pelieu, Mary Beach, Billy Chainsaw, Marc Olmstead, Allen Ginsberg, and D.M. Mitchell.
“Burroughs used the cut-ups to write beautiful poetry, or he would cut up his friends’ personalities and see what emerged. The cut-ups are the runway to the magic universe. Everybody should cut their lovers up for better sex. Everyone should get themselves CUT UP!”
Victor Bockris, author of Transformer – The Lou Reed Story; Andy Warhol – The Biography
Merch is king…
photo by Paul Hawkins
The Launch for Boscombe Revolution was a huge success.
“A packed house? In Boscombe? For poetry? Yes! Tremendous readings from and a massive thank you to Ellie Walsh, Julia Boore, Francis K Johnson, Lana Bell, Maureen Jivani & Mark Burnhope at Boscombe Revolution launch.”
Photos from the launch by Paulo Kosinski
Frank J. Johnson
Issue 1 of Boscombe Revolution, an anthology of twenty one poems responding to the provocations of ‘place’ and ‘revolution’, features a stellar bunch of poets; Matt Haw, Mike Castro, Craig Dobson, Maureen Jivani, klipschutz, Ellie Walsh, Ross Taylor, Graham Allinson, Jackie Wills, Carrie Etter, Martin Malone, Sarah Crewe, Tim Suermondt, Lana Bell, Sophie Mayer, Catfish McDaris, Francis K. Johnson, Julia Boore, Tim Cumming, Iordanis Papadopoulos and Mark Burnhope.
price £4.00 – order from the Boscombe Revolution website
with thanks and respect