Electric Arc Furnace #4: ecopoetry special edition
Wednesday 6th September, 7-9pm
Bank Street Arts, Sheffield
Free entry, all welcome
With ASLE-UKI & Land2, & part of the evening event programme for the conference, Cross Multi Inter Trans.
Electric Arc Furnace is a poetry readings series based in the centre of Sheffield, between the seven hills. This time, in a break with the usual two-poet format, we are uncontainably excited to welcome but THIRTEEN ecopoets speaking at the conference to Sheffield, to each read a five-minute sample of their work. Expect innovative (eco)poetries; encounters with nonhuman animals; the ground slanted; landscapes of avant-pastoral; embodied performance; radical field work; bugs, birds & apples; the green & the red.
For information about individual readers, check out the poets’ bios on the conference website: https://asleukiland2017.com/
Recorded in S2, Sheffield, UK.
Track titles: with thanks to Nat Raha’s ‘Countersonnets’ (2013).
Artwork: Work in progress, from Forest Forms series,
© Catherine Higham 2017.
An evening poetry reading at Sheffield’s Independent Publishers Book Fair https://independentbookfair.wordpress.com/
Saturday 10th June, 2017, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, 7:30pm, free entry.
KAREN MAC CORMACK is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry. Titles include Quirks & Quillets, The Tongue Moves Talk, At Issue, Vanity Release, TALE LIGHT: New & Selected Poems 1984–2009, and AGAINST WHITE (Veer Books, London, 2013). Her poems have appeared in such anthologies as Moving Borders, Out of Everywhere, Another Language, Prismatic Publics, and have been translated into French, Portuguese, Swedish and Norwegian. An extended interview with her appears in Scott Thurston’s Talking Poetics (Shearsman, 2011). Born in Zambia, of dual British/Canadian citizenship, she currently lives in the USA and teaches at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
STEVE McCAFFERY has been twice nominated for Canada’s Governor General’s Award and is twice recipient of the American Gertrude Stein Prize for Innovative Writing. He is the author of over 40 books and chapbooks of poetry and criticism. An ample selection of his poetic explorations in numerous forms can be savoured in the two volumes of Seven Pages Missing (Coach House Press). As well as Panopticon, Tatterdemalion (Veer Books), Alice in Plunderland (Book Thug), Revanches (Xexoxial), and Parsival (Roof). His book-object-concept A Little Manual of Treason was commissioned for the 2011 Shajah Biennale in the United Arab Emirates. A founding member of the sound poetry ensemble Four Horsemen, TRG (Toronto Research Group) and the College of Canadian ”Pataphysics and long-time resident of Toronto he is now David Gray Professor of Poetry and Letters at the University at Buffalo. Born in Jessop’s Hospital Sheffield, he is listed, along with John Ruskin, Margaret Drabble, Eric Clapton and Patrick MacNee, as one of the top 100 people who were born or lived in that city.
enjoy your homes press will once again be one of many independent publishers at Sheffield’s Independent Publishers Book Fair on Saturday 10th June 2017 at Bank Street Arts. Further details here: https://independentbookfair.wordpress.com/ .
The Book Fair will be followed by an evening event with poetry readings from Steve McCaffery and Karen Mac Cormack.