Xing the Line - 05/05/10


Rob Holloway & Scott Thurston.

Wednesday May 5, 7.30pm.

The Leather Exchange, Leathermarket St., London Bridge. £5, £3.
May the 5th be with you.

Romanian Poets Reading: Elena Vladareanu, Ruxandra Novac and Adrian Urmanov

3am magazine presents contemporary Romanian poetry - Elena Vladareanu, Ruxandra Novac and Adrian Urmanov.

The Rich Mix arts centre, London (Shoreditch / Brick Lane), Saturday May 29th, 7pm, entrance free

For the first of the Maintenant interview series readings 3am magazine presents three of the most exciting and acerbic contemporary poets emerging from Romania since the millenium. Challenging, caustic and resolute, their poetry retains the dark humour so prevalent under dictatorship with the utterly modern vernacular of a generation that has come to fruition post-1989. Attacks on misogyny, sexual repression, political idealism and linguistic correctness are interspersed with exactingly crafted free poetry, literary and resounding, distinct for it’s energy and image, and despite a textual tendency to the climactic, this reading will remain very much literary in style. Performing as part of a national tour, this is a chance to see the brightest young talent from a distinct and vivid European poetical tradition.

Selections of their work have recently been published by Cleaves Journal

Interviews with each poet are available here at 3am, Cadaverine and Pomegranate magazines respectively.

Desperate For Love - Tuesday 27th April

Spring edition. Blossom, hay fever, chocolate egg nausea. And poets.

• Amy De'Ath
• Elizabeth Guthrie
• Frances Kruk
• Tracey Wat

8pm. Komedia, 44-47 Gardner St, Brighton BN1 1UN

Admission £4

30th April - CRS

Frances Kruk & Redell Olsen at 7:30pm in the Judith Wilson drama studio of the English Faculty, Cambridge.  Free entry, all welcome.

Round here somewhere:

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Future events include:

Monday 26 April: *Infinite Difference* anthology reading -- Bowett Rm, Queens'
Friday 7 May: DIAL Easter term reading, line-up TBA -- Bowett Rm, Queens'
Friday 14 May: Peter Gizzi (USA) & Jimmy Cummins (Ireland) -- Bowett Rm, Queens'
Friday 21 May: CRS 5: Jow Walton & Posie Rider & John Wilkinson
Friday 18 Jun: CRS 6: Sean Bonney & Simon Jarvis

Sussex Poetry Festival - 16th April

"A reminder to all you fanatics, fundamentalists, novices, cyberparsons, Thuggees and grand wizards out there in the spiral galaxy of the Word that next week will see the coming unto earth of the first ever SUSSEX
POETRY FESTIVAL, which the zodiacs on aggregate foretell will descend on the campus of the University of Sussex on Friday 16th April at 1pm (everyone welcome, unlimited capacity), then be spirited to the Nightingale Theatre in Brighton (all events sold out, unfortunately) for two days and nights of (upstairs) temptation and (downstairs) its entelechies, with readings, performances, music, sacrifice, genuflection, total immersion metabaptism, &c. No petting. All the readings will be written up above by our two resident goatperson initiates and posted in the virtual beyond, together with graven images, animated idols, voices, tongues of fire, and other relics: watch this space.

We're really sorry that some people won't be able to get in to the Nightingale events. We'll think about how we can get round this problem next year."

Oxfringe - 9th April

Oxfringe at the Northgate


Friday 9th April, 7.30, £8 / £6

01865 723316

Giles Goodland
Gavin Selerie
Vahni Capildeo

Malcolm Atkins
Paul Medley
Bruno Guastella
Martin Hackett
Sarah Caird
Miles Doubleday
Chris Stubbs
Chris Brown
Trish Elphinstone
Jill Elliott
Susie Crow
Ana Barbour

in the atmospheric spaces of the church of St Michael at the Northgate, Cornmarket, Oxford

SPL - 8th April

The Scottish Poetry Library
Crichton's Close, Canongate, Edinburgh

Thursday, 8th April 2010, 7pm
Free but ticketed

Edinburgh poet Stewart Conn will read from his new Bloodaxe collection The Breakfast Room. With music by John Sampson.

Xing the Line - 7th April

Crossing The Line: Wednesday 7th April


The Leather Exchange, Leathermarket St, London SE1. £5 & £3. 7.30pm.