Yesterday’s Music Today

YMT

I’ve poems in this new anthology published by Knives Forks and Spoons Press very recently. Contributors are Rosella Angwin, Sue Birchenough
Elizabeth Burns, M.C. Caseley, Mike Ferguson, David Hart, Paul Hawkins
Sarah James, Norman Jope, Jimmy Juniper, David Kennedy, John Lees,
Rupert M. Loydell, Stephen C. Middleton, Ester Muchawsky-Schnapper,
Sheila E. Murphy, Mario Petrucci, Jay Ramsay, Angela Topping & Robert Sheppard.

It’s been reviewed for Stride Magazine here by Charlie Bayliss, and by David Erdos over at International Times.

It’s eleven quid and you can buy a copy here.

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

Poems in Yesterday’s Music Today anthology

YMTHappy to have been asked some time ago by co-editor Rupert Loydell to contribute some poems to this anthology, which is out today on KFS Press.

It features Roselle Angwin, Sue Birchenough, Elizabeth Burns, M.C. Casely, Mike Ferguson (co-editor), David Hart, Sarah James, Norman Jope, Jimmy Juniper, David Kennedy, John Lees, Rupert M. Loydell, Stephen C. Middleton, Ester Muchawsky-Snapper, Sheila E. Murphy, Mario Petrucci, Jay Ramsey, Angela Topping, myself and Robert Sheppard.

You can buy a copy here.

Place Waste Dissent at #sanctumbristol

I’m reading the whole of my new avant-garde experimental text & collage book Place Waste Dissent over four performances at Sanctum, a project by Theaster Gates and Situations. Sanctum will host a continuous programme of sound over 552 hours, sustained by performers, musicians and bands, spoken word artists and the visiting casts of theatre productions in Bristol. More info on visiting and artists performing here.

IMG_0482 IMG_0485 IMG_0486Sanctum is American artist Theaster Gates’ first major public project in the UK. Renowned for his socially-engaged practice, Gates’ artistic methodology is built on the principle of reactivation and collaboration. For the first time in 75 years, a new congregation will gather, within a chamber created from reclaimed materials.

“The work is asking questions about how materials accumulate, how a place accumulates; how time is actually something that is not as linear as we imagine…”

Place Waste Dissent is out via Influx Press on Nov 12th. Pre-order here.

Launch events in Bristol & London. Exhibition in Bristol. More events tbc.

Reading at Sanctum, Temple Church in Bristol

Oct 29th – Nov 21st Temple Church Bristol Sanctum

I’ll be reading from Place Waste Dissent as part of Theaster Gates Sanctum in Bristol. This autumn, a remarkable structure is rising up from within the bombed out remains of Temple Church in Bristol. For 24 days, this 14th century site is being transformed into an intimate gathering place in which to hear the city like never before.

Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates was invited by Bristol arts producer, Situations, to create his first public project in the UK as part of Bristol 2015 European Green Capital.

The artist has sought out discarded and dormant materials from former places of labour and religious devotion across Bristol to build an intimate and distinctive temporary structure at Temple Church. From 6pm on Thursday 29th October, Sanctum will host a continuous programme of sound over 552 hours until Saturday 21st November, sustained by performers, musicians and bands, spoken word artists and the visiting casts of theatre productions in Bristol.

You will be able to enter Sanctum day and night, but the schedule will always remain secret. You won’t know who you are about to hear. Capacity is limited, but if you’d like to guarantee a time to visit, you can reserve an entry time here.

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 collage/text part of SIX Gallery exhibition in Bournemouth

Some collage/text art from Place Waste Dissent (Influx Press) will be exhibited by SIX in their Line & Mass series at Meyrick Hall Oct. 27th – 30th, part of the Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe. They ran a great gallery in the heart of Boscombe, exhibiting some great work. I held the launch for a pamphlet of mine called Claremont Road, as well as a week long residency called Unprepared Piano with Andrew McCutchion under the guise of Sidemen Productions.

A chance to get a sneak preview of the book, which, just in case you hadn’t been taking notes, is due out Nov. 12th. You can pre-order it from Influx Press here.