Stuart Calton / Sarah Crewe / Becoming Debbie

BSA 24th June 2016

Friday 24th June 2016, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.

“Stuart Calton is a poet based in Manchester. He is also the musician THF Drenching. His first few books were published by Barque Press in Brighton. The best Barque ones are “Three Reveries” (2010) and “The torn instructions for no trebuchet” (2013). His latest two books are self-published on own his imprint Drentpaper, part of his record label Council Of Drent. They are “Live At Late Dilated Ileum” (2015), a sequence about hernias, St Lucy of Syracuse, anality, a marmoset and several imaginary pubs, and his latest “Blepharospasms” (2016), which deals with dream interpretation, masochism, masculinity, Henri Rey, reparation, mania and 2Pac becoming a jellyfish. It also features an ill-tempered stream of abuse directed indiscriminately at all drone music. A new book called “Wimpy & André” is under construction. ENJOY HIS WORK.”

“Sarah Crewe is from the Port of Liverpool. Her work focuses largely on working class feminist psychogeography. Her latest publication is urchin (dancing girl press, 2016). Previous chapbooks include RWF/RAF, a collaboration with Pascal O’Loughlin (Stinky Bear Press, 2015), sea witch (Leafe Press, 2014) and flick invicta (Oystercatcher, 2012). She collaborates frequently with Sophie Mayer and her work can be heard at the Archive of the Now website. She will be starting a Masters in Poetry: Innovative Practice & Research at the University of Kent in September.”

“Heavy-duty hand cleaner, sonic witnessing & touching things lightly many times, approaches pre-speech as an account. Something for the ears. Made in Sheffield.”

Come to Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, grab a drink and feed your ears with poetry and other sounds.

Entry: £4/£3 on the door. Doors: 19:00 for 19:30 start.