Radical Translation event at Lyra Festival Bristol (9 April 5pm)

Radical Translation explores politically and artistically “radical” approaches to poetry in translation, featuring poets and translators published by or connected with Bristol-based small publisher Girasol Press. We’ll hear from Say, Spirit, Sheffield-based poet Alex Cocker’s experimental translations of Michelangelo’s sonnets, which tease out questions of androgyny, queer desire and the “trans” in translation. There will… Continue reading Radical Translation event at Lyra Festival Bristol (9 April 5pm)

Innovative Poetics Research Seminar: “False Maps: Latin America, Little Magazines, and the British Poetry Revival in the 1970s”

Tonight at 6pm! Innovative Poetics Research Seminar: “False Maps: Latin America, Little Magazines, and the British Poetry Revival in the 1970s“. I’ll be discussing Tom Raworth (a little bit), Beau Geste Press & Allen Fisher, some little mags & translations from the 70s, Peru & Movimiento Hora Zero, guerrilla art & actual guerrillas….Let me know… Continue reading Innovative Poetics Research Seminar: “False Maps: Latin America, Little Magazines, and the British Poetry Revival in the 1970s”

Panel: Approaches to Eco-translation

Back in the wild/world! All welcome to Approaches to Eco-translation, an IRL event 5-7pm, 25 November 2021, University of Warwick (+ live stream), hosted by Jonathan Skinner. Very excited to hear talks by Jennifer Scappetone & Zoë Skoulding. I’ll be talking about why flies are a bit like guerrilla fighters, more-than-human liberation, Nicanor Parra….

Militant Ecologies reading group 4: the prison (& 3: militant feminisms)

All welcome to the 4th militant ecologies reading group: the next session will be on the prison, on Monday 25 Oct at 6pm, reading poetry by Kuwasi Balagoon, Assata Shakur, Nazim Hikmet, Saul López de la Torre & Saida Menebhi, from the US, Turkey, Mexico and Morocco respectively. Get in touch for the readings & zoom… Continue reading Militant Ecologies reading group 4: the prison (& 3: militant feminisms)

Review of David Farrier’s Anthropocene Poetics in Criticism (Summer 2021)

I wrote a long-ish review of David Farrier’s excellent Anthropocene Poetics for Criticism, back in the Big Before (i.e. January 2020, which kind of illustrates my point about the fast-and-slow times of academic publishing!). I know this because I wrote it sitting in a cafe, which would shortly become an unthinkably glamorous & exciting way… Continue reading Review of David Farrier’s Anthropocene Poetics in Criticism (Summer 2021)

“Tom Raworth in/against translation”: Avant-garde Studies reading group, Birkbeck College. 16 June 7.30pm BST

Contact me or Avant-Garde Studies directly for link & readings. Pictured: Face Press edition of Raworth’s translation of the prose collaborations of Vicente Huidobro and Hans Arp, submitted as his MA thesis at the University of Essex, 1970.

Poetry in Transatlantic Translation: Summer Colloquium

Happy to announce this virtual poetry colloquium series that Zoë Skoulding and I have put together on “poetry in transatlantic translation” (broadly conceived), ahead of an IRL (!) conference in Bangor, North Wales, June 2022. All very welcome! The first event is on Monday May 17th with Pierre Joris, Habib Tengour and Abigail Lang. More… Continue reading Poetry in Transatlantic Translation: Summer Colloquium

Talk on ‘Tom Raworth “in Nahuatl”‘, Avant-Gardes @ Zero Hour: European, American, Transnational (7th April 8pm BST)

What *was* the deal with Tom Raworth & Mexico? For those who’ve pondered that niche w/in a niche: I’m speaking on ‘Tom Raworth “in Nahuatl”‘ at “Avant-Gardes @ Zero Hour: European, American, Transnational“, 5-7 April (7th April 8pm BST). Four panels in total, take a look at the programme here. Thanks to Barrett Watten &… Continue reading Talk on ‘Tom Raworth “in Nahuatl”‘, Avant-Gardes @ Zero Hour: European, American, Transnational (7th April 8pm BST)

ASLE 2021 PANEL: MILITANT ECOLOGIES

In her 1968 collection Revolutionary Letters, Diane di Prima issued an all-caps injunction: ‘BLOW UP THE PETROLEUM LINES.’ ‘[M]ake the cars / into flower pots or sculptures or live / in the bigger ones,’ she suggests, ‘why not?’ In the thick of multiple emergencies, the contemporary re-emergence of di Prima’s resonant question – ‘why not?’ –… Continue reading ASLE 2021 PANEL: MILITANT ECOLOGIES