• 31
  • 10
  • 2017
  • 07.00
  • pm


Please note this is an 18+ event
Experimental poetry in Manchester, with readings from Pascal O’Loughlin, Stephen Mooney and James Davies, who will be launching his new book Stack. Details of all performers below. Free entry, as always.

James Davies is the author of several works of poetry including Plants, A Dog, Snow and Acronyms. His most recent title is stack, a volume-length poem that documents a range of minimal interventions, normal and not normal. A novel, When Two Are in Love or As I Came to Behind Frank’s Transporter, co-written with Philip Terry, is forthcoming in 2018 from Crater Press. He edits the poetry press if p then q, co-organises The Other Room reading series in Manchester and between 2017-18 he is Poet in Residence at The University of Surrey. His ongoing experiences of drawing yellow lines on sheets of A4 paper and filing them into brown cardboard boxes can be viewed on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lncpdY7JweU&t=10s

Stephen Mooney is a lecturer in Creative Writing and poetry co-ordinator at the University of Surrey, where he was also the Poet in Residence in 2012/13. He is an associate member of the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre at Birkbeck, and co-runs the small poetry press, Veer Books. His poetry has appeared in various places and web-places, including as part of the performative poetry grouping ‘London Under Construction’. The poetry collections, DCLP and Shuddered, the latter co-authored with Aodan McCardle and Piers Hugill, were published by Veer Books in 2008 and 2010 respectively, while the trilogy The Cursory Epic (2014), 663 Reasons Why (2016) and Ratzinger Solo (2016) has recently been published by Contraband Books.

Pascal O’Loughlin is Irish. Currently lives in London. Librarian at the National Poetry Library. A novel ‘Now Legwarmers’ is supposed to be published soonish. 1/3rd of Stinky Bear Press. Poetry published in various places.