This 18-month transAtlantic email correspondence between Jake Berry and Jeffrey Side ranges across and intertwines a variety of topics that include: poetry and music; film and TV; the changes in culture over the past few decades; the differences in regional U.S. and U.K. accents; the difficulty of reaching the famous in order to interview them; the songwriter as poet and vice versa.
WIRE & FORK by Bob Cobbing (with an afterword by Lawrence Upton)
WIRE & FORK is a previously unpublished suite by visual poetry maestro Bob Cobbing. Created in September 1992, WIRE & FORK was recently discovered and is published in an edition of 50 handbound copies (of which 25 are for sale).
An affordable way to get the word out about your bookstore, blog, magazine, book, institution, reading series, etc.
Contributors to this issue include Tom Raworth, Trevor Winkfield, Miles Champion, Richard Price, Alan Halsey, Ken Edwards, Asa Benveniste, David Meltzer, Alastair Johnston, and others.
Please send black and white pdfs to me as attachments and I¹ll send an invoice with a copy of Mimeo Mimeo 4.
Quarter page (3 inches W x 4.25 inches H) = $25 Half page (6.5 inches W x 4.25 inches H) = $50 Full page (6.5 inches W x 9 inches H) = $100
Mimeo Mimeo is a forum for critical and cultural perspectives on artists' books, typography and the mimeograph revolution edited by Jed Birmingham and Kyle Schlesinger. This periodical features essays, interviews, artifacts, and reflections on the graphic, material and textual conditions of contemporary poetry and language arts.
The Project Lodge 817 E. Johnson St.Madison, WI October 23rd at 7pm
Geraldine Monk is an English poet whose first publications appeared in the 1970s with Writers Forum and Pirate Press. Her major volumes of poetry include Interregnum (Creation Books 1995), Noctivagations 2001 and Escafeld Hangings 2005 (both published by West House Books). Her Selected Poems was published in 2003 (Salt Publishing). A collection of essays on her poetry, The Salt Companion to Geraldine Monk edited by Scott Thurston, appeared in 2007.
Alan Halsey's books include Marginalien (Five Seasons 2005), Not Everything Remotely: Selected Poems 1978-2005 (Salt 2006), Lives of the Poets (Five Seasons 2009) and Term as in Aftermath (Ahadada 2009). He is the editor of West House Books and ran The Poetry Bookshop in Hay-on-Wye 1979-1995. 'With an antiquarian gentility, but a contemporary nous, Halsey mixes his materials until the work is emptied of even a post-modern grin' (Nikki Santilli).
A donation will be requested. There will be home-made organic wine.
Alexander has composed a sonnet with a difference for Gulper Eel. What we want you to tell us is – what’s the gimmick? The most detailed answer received before the end of the month will win a signed copy of Caramboles, Alexander’s much lauded bilingual poetry collection. All answers to email@example.com.
The solution and the name of the winner will be published on the 1st of November. Alexander will be the judge, and his decision is final. Enjoy.