Saturday, 28 July 2012


The indefatigable Pete Spence has just started a new magazine ETZ. The first issue, dated this very month, contains work by berni m janssen, jessica wilkinson, tom wiegel, corey wakeling, michael farrell, duncan white, javant birujia, nicola themistes, chris mann, fiona hile, kent maccarter, oscar schwartz, francesca jurate sasnaitis, and Spence himself. Sound good to you? Copies are available from the Donnithorne Street Press, Kyneton, Australia at

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Friday, 20 July 2012

lamb & apple

A last couple of readings before the London’s transport system becomes too sclerotic with Olympic madness. At the Lamb on Tuesday John Muckle read from his novel My Pale Tulip (Shearsman, 2012) over two brackets. New writers Ann Prendergast (top) and c-weed (aka Cathy Weedon, middle) read a bracket each. It’s always difficult to present novels at a reading but Muckle preserved the wit and pace. Prendergast and Weedon both presented fine poems though the former tended to rush her material a little.

On Wednesday, Frances Presley and Gavin Selerie read at the Apple Tree: Selerie from the sections of his work-in-progress centred on the saxophonist Joe Harriot, Presley from An Alphabet for Alina (artwork by Peterjon Skelt, coming soon from Five Seasons Press). Additionally, as they often do, Presley and Selerie presented a piece for two voices. Though not in the least ‘performance poets’ these two writers are among the best performers of poems around.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012