All the Bourgeoisie Know is How to Kill - Unkant Launch - 6th Oct

The Association of Musical Marxists (AMM) invite you to the launch of two books from Unkant Publishers

Ray Challinor - The Struggle for Hearts and Minds: Essays on the Second World War

Sean Bonney -
Happiness: Poems After Rimbaud

Ray Challinor's book was first published on his Bewick imprint in 1995, and is now out of print. It is REQUIRED READING for any anti-war activist since it demonstrates conclusively that the Allied effort 1939-1945 was NOT a war against fascism, but a war for empire and profits. Challinor's account of ruling-class machinations is by turns shocking and hilarious.

Sean Bonney's book retrieves Arthur Rimbaud from the tired beats and decadents who celebrate him (Patti Smith, Richard Hell, Nick Cave, Aidan Dunn, etc.) and reveals that his joys and sorrows revolved around the Commune, that glimpse of post-capitalism achieved by the Parisian working class in 1871 which the French bourgeoisie drowned in blood.

Our strapline for both: "All the bourgeoisie know is how to kill"

Upstairs at The Blue Posts, Rupert Court/Rupert Street, London, W1 (MAP)

7pm Thursday 6th October 2011

all welcome

Poetry, History, Politics and Music no longer struck dumb by bourgeois specialisation!!
Great words and great laughs courtesy the AMM!!

Xing the Line - 5th Oct

Wednesday 5th October, 7.30pm

Laurie Duggan + Phil Hall

The Apple Tree (upstairs), 45 Mount Pleasant, WC1X 0AE
Admission £5 (waged) / £3 (unwaged)

Crossing the Painted - 24th & 25th Sept

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th September, 3.00 pm
at Whitechapel Art Gallery, Art Book Fair

Readings of new work from poets in a collaboration between Painted, Spoken magazine and the Crossing the Line live poetry series. For two events only, six poets read individually, prefaced and ‘afterworded’ by a rules-based group work. Although representing a vast range of poetry practice the poets all come from modernist traditions with art practice selfconsciousness: hear how their work diverges and overlaps, creating a unique live event. Vahni Capildeo, Giles Goodland, Jeff Hilson, Francesca Lisette, Richard Price and Simon Smith.

Free. Presented at the The Portable Reading Room, the Wild Pansy Press stand. For more information see:

The Other Room - 26th Sept

Conceptual Gestures - Vanessa Place - 24th Sept

A reading by Vanessa Place

The reading forms part of the first 'Conceptual Gestures' event organised by Carol Watts and Edmund Hardy at Birkbeck's Contemporary Poetics Research Centre

24 September · 18:30 - 20:00
32 Tavistock Square, London WC1

Free, Open to all

Intercapillary Places - 15th September

"you are outside, lost somewhere": Cutler & Fox on September 15th 


Amy Cutler - 'L/andedness ends': British Coastlines in contemporary poetry

Dominic Fox - poetry reading & launch of 'Half Cocks' (Intercapillary Editions)

Parasol Unit, 14 Wharf Road, London, N1 7RW

7.00pm, Thurs September 15th 2011, £5/£3 conc

Free Drinks + 'Interior Ears' for all

Critical Scree Punch Launch - 9th September Edinburgh

Treble intersecting trajectories Punch Press (Frances Kruk & Danielle Collobert, Frances Crot) / Critical Documents (Posie Rider, Francis Crot [?]) / Scree issue 3 (Relax, Alland, Walton, Thomas, McCaffery, Brand, Ferguson, melville, Matsumoto, Surgery, Cheer, 'las Firs, Field Mo', tomthenoisemo', iliop, T&C, 'he Family Simpson at least) launches. 

Time to clean up.  Friday 18:45 at The Wash Bar.  Part of Conversify.