THE OTHER ROOM presents
Wednesday 8th July 2015, 7pm
The Castle Hotel pub, Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE
Free admission and book stall
John Goodby was born in Birmingham, universitied in Yorkshire, taught in Ireland, living since 1994 in Wales. He lectures at Swansea University and is editor of the new Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas; has been co-editor of Irish and Welsh issues of Angel Exhaust, and published, with Shearsman, Illennium (2010).
Graham Hartill was born in the industrial West Midlands in 1952. As a teenager he was fascinated by avant-garde music and theatre and staged a few chaotic performances. He moved to Wales, worked as a performer and installation artist and went on to study in the USA. On his return he began to assimilate the influences of American open-field poetry and became a mainstay of the burgeoning poetry scene in Cardiff. He is currently writer-in-residence at HMP Parc, Bridgend, South Wales and teaches on the Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes MSc for the Metanoia Institute. In 2013 he became the first Writer-in-Residence at Swansea College of Medicine. Three key recent books include: Selected Poems of Cao Zhi, (with Wu- Fu-Sheng) (The Commercial Press, 2014), Chroma (Hafan, 2012) and A Winged Head (Parthian Press, 2007).
Lyndon Davies is a poet, reviewer and essayist living in Powys. He has published three collections of poetry, Hyphasis (Parthian Press, 2006), Shield (Parthian Press, 2010) and A Colomber in the House of Poesy (Aquifer, 2014). He co-runs the Glasfryn Seminars, a series of discussion groups on aspects of literature and art, and was a co-organiser of The Poetry Jamboree, a yearly festival of innovative poetry at Hay on Wye. He also runs Aquifer Books, which publishes mainly poetry-centred writing, and edits an online magazine of art and literature called Junction Box.
Nia Davies’ forthcoming publication is Çekoslovakyal?la?t?ramad?klar?m?zdanm?s?n?z – or Long Words and her pamphlet Then spree came out in 2012. She edits Poetry Wales and co-edits Poems in Which. Recent collaborative projects include ‘?A?C?N?V?S’ with digital artist Molly Morin, a performance with Sarah Howe and translations of the work of four Iraqi poets. She also works on international literature projects.
Cris Paul is a writer and artist living and working in the Rhymney Valley. His work draws from radical or late modernist traditions in Wales, London, and South America – he takes inspiration from the British Revival poetry and Bob Cobbing’s Writers Forum in particular. He has been writer in residence on BBC Radio Wales Adam Walton show and published many and varied small press magazines as well as Poetry Wales and the Guardian. His two publications to date include Mantras for the City from the City published by Writers Forum, and Stenia Cultas Handbook by Veer Books.
Rhys Trimble is a Bilingual poet / performer based in Bethesda, North Wales originally from Pontneddfechan. An experienced performer/improviser interested in medieval welsh language & bilingual poetry, music/poetry, collaborations, digital-art and avant garde writing practices. Recent work includes performances at Dinefwr Festival, Blinc Digital Arts festival, and Eisteddfod 2012, Aberystwyth Drwm as a member of prosiect Datgeiniaeth – Datgan cerddi penpastwn with Twm Morys, Gareth Sion and Peter Greenhill (http://stiwdiogwellt.com/album/awdl-i-ddewi). Rhys is editor of Ctrl+Alt+Del. Ezine and studying for a ‘psychomythogeographical’ PhD in creative writing.