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Nottingham Poetry Exchange Announces Autumn 2020 Programme

Nottingham Poetry Exchange are excited to present our Autumn 2020 programme, which includes readings, workshops, and a reading group session. All events are online, free and open to everyone. We look forward to seeing you there! Check out our website for book reviews, interviews with poets, and poetry recommendations. 

Intel Jingle: A Post-internet Poetry Workshop with SPAM magazine

Wednesday 4th November, 6 - 7.30pm

An online creative writing workshop that explores post-internet poetry as a practice and conceptual domain.

Caps lock on? In lockdown mode? In this workshop, Maria Sledmere and Denise Bonetti of SPAM Press will give a short history of the term post-internet, share some exemplary readings and lead you through some hands-on writing activities designed to think social media, memes, correspondence, Google enquiries, emoji, screenshots, YouTube content and other online detritus in the space of your work. 

To attend this workshop, please sign up in advance here:

Figure a Motion: A Poetry reading with Jazmine Linklater

Wednesday 18th November, 6 - 7pm 

Join us for a reading and conversation with Jazmine Linklater, who will be reading from her new book Figure a Motion (Guillemot Press, 2020). 

Amongst other necessities—lyric grimoire, textile phenomenology, handbook for linguistic hope— this book is a utopian analysis of the pronoun she. What could the haptic pronoun become given the vigorous refusal of binarist projection? In these texts her buoyancy compels you to accommodate newly intricate potentials for a bodily thinking. — Lisa Robertson

Jazmine Linklater has published two previous pamphlets, Toward Passion According (Zarf, 2017) and Découper, Coller (Dock Road, 2018). She is a co-founder of the queer feminist collective No Matter and facilitates creative writing workshops at Manchester's Waterside Arts Centre. Jazmine works for Carcanet Press and T-Junction International Poetry Festival, and sits on the editorial board for Broken Sleep Books.

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+ Bad Moon: A Poetry reading with Samantha Walton

Wednesday 25th November, 6-7pm 

Join us for a reading and conversation with Samantha Walton, who will be reading from her new book Bad Moon (Spam Press, 2020). 

This is a book of quiet apocalypse, an elliptical crime story that is also a love story. 'Who killed Nature?' Walton's breathtaking range and precision, from dust to falling stars, earns the much-abused word 'cosmic'. Reading Bad Moon, I slipped into sharing the housework of ecological consciousness, feeling every hopeful or caretaking act at once ordinarily playful and tragically compromised. - Vahni Capildeo

Samantha Walton is a poet, editor and academic based in Bristol. Her first collection, Self Heal, was published by Boiler House Press in 2018, and Everybody Needs Beauty: In Search of the Nature Cure, and The Living World, an ecocritical study of Nan Shepherd, are both coming out from Bloomsbury in 2021. She co-edits Sad Press, a small poetry press, and is interested in omens, sigils, and the end of the world.

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+ Poetry Reading Group session on Lyn Hejinian

Wednesday 2nd December, 6-7pm 

For this online session, we will be discussing the poem 'A name trimmed with colored ribbons' from Lyn Hejinian's book My Life, alongside Hejinian's essay 'The Rejection of Closure'

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Posted on Wednesday 4th November 2020

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