Satellites Talking

Hello all!

Just a wee reminder that it is one week until the beautiful wonderland adventure that is Satellites Talking - March of the Mad Hatter!

Saturday 21st March @ The Betsey Trotwood (upstairs), 56 Farringdon Road, 7:30pm..


--> Tim Clare
--> Christopher Horton
--> Dirty Dwellings
--> Jasmine Ann Cooray
--> Gabi Garbutt and the Bread Stealers

PLUS! Serving up the same Mad Tea-Party treats as usual; a trestle table of good music, drinking and dancing between the above...

Come on, you know you're curious...and perhaps even curiouser!

11th March

John Wilkinson
Peter Manson

Wednesday 11th March,
5.30 pm.

Free entry. All welcome.

Room GR05 (Ground Floor) of the English Faculty Building, University of Cambridge, 9 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP.

Enquries to:
Drew Milne
Faculty of English, University of Cambridge

John Wilkinson is Research Professor at the University of Notre Dame where he teaches literature and creative writing, having worked in UK mental health services for three decades. He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, and Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Fellow at the National Humanities Center. The Guardian described his recent book of poetry, "Lake Shore Drive" (Salt 2006), as “multiplex, visionary, ragged, and exceedingly strange because exceedingly true to reality”. Among his recent publications are "The Lyric Touch: Essays on the Poetry of Excess" (Salt, 2006) and "Down to
Earth" (Salt, 2008).

Peter Manson lives in Glasgow. His books include "Between Cup and Lip" (Miami University Press, Ohio 2008), "For the Good of Liars" (Barque Press, London 2006), "Adjunct: an Undigest" (Edinburgh Review 2005) and "Before and After Mallarmé" (Survivors' Press, Glasgow 2005). He was the 2005-6 Judith E. Wilson Visiting Fellow in Poetry at Girton College,
Cambridge. His website, "Freebase Accordion", is at Some audio and video can be found on and

This reading is supported by the Judith E Wilson Fund, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge.

Xing the Line Special

Thursday 5th March, 7.30 pm

Tim Atkins
Sean Bonney
Harry Gilonis
Jeff Hilson
Frances Kruk,
Ben Watson
Steve Willey
Michael J Weller
Johan de Wit
Others TBA


As many of you know, Paul spent the Xmas period banged up in Belmarsh Maximum Security Prison. We thought we’d raise him some cash to make up for his dismal ordeal! There’ll also be a bookstall the proceeds of which will go to Paul. Please bring anything you want to sell!

The Leather Exchange, 15 Leathermarket Street, London Bridge, SE1 3HN

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Admission: £5

Poetry by David Chaloner at Parasol Unit

The Parasol Unit Readings Series continues on Thursday, 19 March at 7 pm with a reading by David Chaloner.

David Chaloner is one of the most distinguished poets at work today. He was born in rural Cheshire in 1944, and Manchester provided the cultural and social context for his early writing, which appeared in the Penguin anthology Children of Albion, among others. In the late sixties he founded One, a magazine for new writing. He has lived in London since the early seventies, and continues to publish prolifically. His Collected Poems (Salt) appeared in 2005, and his most recent book is Beyond These Lines (Equipage, 2007). Peter Riley has praised Chaloner’s work as “a poetry which draws its discourse from the central history of poetry in English by being an ever-new thing, the script of here and now by its very freshness.”

Parasol Unit is located at 14 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW, between Old Street and Angel tube stations. More information at

The Parasol Unit Readings Series is organized by Barry Schwabsky. The readings are free to the public. The next reading after David Chaloner’s will be by Andrea Brady, on Thursday, 30 April.