Wednesday, September 16, 2015


The next installment in the Other Room experimental poetry reading series will be taking place on Wednesday October 7th at The Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester, M2 4PD, beginning at 7 PM. This time we have readers from London, Berlin and (via London) Ohio and Tokyo. Full details below, with more to be found at The Other Room website. The Other Room is always free.

Robert Hampson has been involved in poetry and poetry publishing since the 1970s, when he co-edited Alembic with Peter Barry and Ken Edwards. His selected poems, Assembled Fugitives, was published by Stride in 2001. More recent publications include an explanation of colours (Veer, 2010), reworked disasters (KFS, 2013), which was longlisted for the Forward Prize, and sonnets 4 sophie (pushtika, 2015). His best-known work is Seaport (1995), which was re-issued by Shearsman in 2008. He is Professor of Modern Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he teaches on the Poetic Practice pathway of the MA in Creative Writing.

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Michelle Naka Pierce is the author of nine titles, including Continuous Frieze Bordering Red (Fordham UP, 2012), awarded the Poets Out Loud Editor's Prize, and She, A Blueprint (BlazeVOX, 2011), with art by Sue Hammond West. She is the editor of Something on Paper, the online poetics/multimedia journal. Pierce has collaborated with artists, dancers, and filmmakers. Her work has been translated into Japanese, Spanish, Hebrew, and French. She teaches avant-garde poetry, pedagogy, and cross-genre writing and has served as dean of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and director of the Writing Center. Pierce is professor of Creative Writing and Poetics at Naropa University.

Alistair Noon's second collection is The Kerosene Singing (Nine Arches, 2015). He also recently published a collaboration with Giles Goodland, Surveyors' Riddles (Sidekick Books, 2015). He lives in Berlin.

Chris Pusateri is the author of several books of poetry, most recently Common Time (Steerage Press, 2012), which was shortlisted for the Colorado Book Award, and Semblance (Dusie, 2013). Recent work appears in issues of The Iowa Review, Tarpaulin Sky, The Conversant and Something on Paper, as well as in the anthology Litscapes: Collected US Writings (Steerage Press/Illinois State University, 2015).  A librarian by trade, he writes book reviews and critical prose for a number of periodicals in the US and elsewhere.  He currently lives in London.

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