Intercapillary Event - Common Presence June 20th

Common Presence: Infinite Diagonals and Finite Verticals

Peter Larkin will read from his poetry which engages with an intriguingly scarce sense of mystery which arises from trees, edge-lands and hinterlands, paradoxically providing a 'dense phenomenological incitement of trees'. John Milbank will then give a talk on 'The Eight Diagonals' of poetry with the aim of locating this mystery within a philosophical framework. The talk will argue that earth's organic crust is thin, but even thinner is a 'spiritual crust' which breaks through the organic in a series of diagonals (from culture to justice). Poetry is key to tracing these diagonals which are poetic in nature.

Parasol Unit, 14 Wharf Road, N1 7RW

7pm Thurs 2oth June

Tickets: £5/£4 conc

Biographical Notes

Peter Larkin’s three collections of poetry are Terrain Seed Scarcity, (2001), Leaves of Field (2006) and Lessways Least Scarce Among (2012). He has contributed to The Ground Aslant: an Anthology of Radical Landscape Poetry (2011) and published a book of academic essays, Wordsworth & Coleridge: Promising Losses in 2012. An interview with Edmund Hardy is available at Intercapillary Space and another has appeared (with Matthew Hall) on Cordite. A new collection Give Forest its Next Portent is due from Shearsman in 2014.

John Milbank is a theologian and poet. Beginning with Theology and Social Theory: Beyond Secular Reason (Blackwell, 1990), Milbank’s work has developed a political and social theology. His many works of theology and philosophy include The Word Made Strange (Cambridge University Press, 1997), Being Reconciled: Ontology and Pardon (Routledge, 2003), Truth in Aquinas (co-authored with Catherine Pickstock, Routledge, 2000) and his dialogue with Slavoj Žižek, The Monstrosity of Christ: Paradox or Dialectic? (MIT, 2009). His poetry has been collected in The Legend of Death (Cascade, 2008).

Tickets can be booked through Parasol Unit by phone, email or online through Paypal - To book your ticket please contact Lucy Britton on / 020 7490 7373 ext. 20

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Binders Full of Women: Live - Thursday 17th January

Thursday 17th January

When Mitt Romney claimed he had been given “binders full of women” by women’s organisations in Massachusetts, it was the moment that launched a thousand Tumblr memes. From the team that brought you Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot, it also inspired this – a binder full of outspoken poems by writers who identify as female, trans, intersex or gender-neutral.

At this special reading, join contributors to the anthology as they share their work, their wit and their anger. All proceeds from the sale of these riots of glitter glue go to Rape Crisis UK and the Michael Causer Foundation.

With glitter glue, feminist cupcakes and readings/performances from Sarah Crewe, Nia Davies, Sarah Hesketh, Kirsten Irving, Rowena Knight, Agnes Marton, Sophie Mayer, Nat Raha, Shelagh Rowan-Legg, Jacqueline Saphra, Alison Winch and more!

Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street London E1 6AB
7.30pm. £3 (Book Tickets here:

ON BEAT at the Parasol Unit - Tues 15th Jan


Barry Miles, Ian MacFadyen, Peter Jaeger & Marcus Slease

 Tuesday 15 January 2013,
7 pm
Parasol Unit, 14 Wharf Road, Islington
£6/£5 Concessions

To accompany the October Gallery exhibition 'William Burroughs: All out of time and into space' and relating to Shezad Dawood's 'New Dream Machine Project' for Parasolstice - Winter Light 2012, ON BEAT will focus on Beat Culture’s history and influence more broadly. It will include talks by contemporaries of William Burroughs and Brion Gysin, creator of the original Dream Machine in 1959, as well as explications of poetics and contemporary work influenced by the era. Peter Jaeger will give a talk/reading entitled "A Philip Whalen Mala" on Whalen, Snyder, Ginsberg and their understanding of Buddhism as it pertains to compositional method. Marcus Slease will read new work inspired by Burroughs' The Soft Machine.

This event is a collaboration between Parasol unit, October Gallery and Intercapillary Space.

Links: Exhibition at October Gallery:

Militant Poetry at Library Street Occupation - Tomorrow

Militant Poetry at Library Street Occupation

Sean Bonney
Jennifer Cooke
Nat Raha
Justin Katko
Will Rowe

8pm on Thursday 10th January Colorama Building, Lancaster Street/Library Street, Elephant and Castle.

People's Kitchen at 6.30 pm. Bring your own plate plus cutlery and cake.

Flick, then spree - Sarah Crewe & Nia Davies Manchester pamphlet launch - Tomorrow

Flick, then spree
Thursday 10th January

Sarah Crewe and Nia Davies celebrate the launch of their pamphlets in Manchester. With readings from Richard Barrett and Anna Percy also.

Then Spree by Nia Davies:

flick invicta by Sarah Crewe:

Thomas Restaurant & Bar
49-51 Thomas Street,
Manchester M4 1NA

POLYply > 23 FELT

POLYply > 23 FELT

Emma Bennett
Sam Hasler
Taey Iohe
Lucy Sheerman
Simon Smith

Thursday 17 January
The Centre for Creative Collaboration
16 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NG

Free entry, 7pm

Contemporary Poetics Research Centre and MA Poetic Practice, Royal Holloway


Xing the Line - Tomorrow

Wednesday 5th December


The Apple Tree, 45 Mount Pleasant, London WC1X 0AE

Polyply > 22 Ground Cover - 7th Dec

POLYply > 22 - Ground Cover
Friday 7 December
  • Daniela Cascella
  • Rod Mengham + Mark Atkins
  • Post-Works
  • Kit Poulson
The Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NG.
Free entry.