Events

Information about the Hay Poetry Jamborees, the Glasfryn Seminars, readings and launches.

THE OTHER ROOM presents JOHN GOODBY GRAHAM HARTILL LYNDON DAVIES NIA DAVIES CHRIS PAUL RHYS TRIMBLE 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,...

  Aquifer Books announces the launch of Steven Hitchins' The White City, at the Hen and Chickens pub, Abergavenny. Tuesday June 9th. Plus, the Abergavenny launch of Lyndon Davies' 'A Colomber in the House of Poesy'        

BEYOND ORPHEUS: an afternoon of poetry, film, movement and voice and instrumental improvisation. Six poets perform in an environment centred around Penny Hallas' film triptych, as the closing event for the The Tales We Tell exhibition at Un Deg Un in Wrexham. With Penny Hallas are Allen Fisher, Scott Thurston, Anthony Mellors, Steve Boyland, Rhys Trimble, Lyndon Davies and as yet unknown collaborators. Saturday February 28th, 2 - 5 pm.   Penny Hallas says:   The body of work on level 1 and level...

  GLASFRYN SEMINARS Two Angles on Modernism  with ALLEN FISHER and ANTHONY MELLORS Saturday, March 28th, 2015 11am - 4.30 pm The event comprises two sessions, from 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m, then from 2.00 p.m. onwards, followed by an open-ended discussion. £12.00 (Concessions £8) Contact: Lyndon Davies. Email: goodiebard2@googlemail.com 01873 810456   Allen Fisher says: My plan is to offer Modernism in three sections. Part one: No way Jose or Not on your Nellie: an overall thesis that recognises popular lack of enthusiasm for Modernism. Part two: The Twelve Stretches of Modernism: a succinct analysis of Modernist painting in the period from 1906 to the 1950s. Part three: Collage and Simultaneity: a tract: giving a brief historical view of the subject and then an analysis of one painting by Georges Braque from 1911. ALLEN FISHER is a poet, painter and art historian, website: www.allenfisher.co.uk. He has authored many publications of poetry, graphic work and commentary; recently: SPUTTOR, a book of the poetry, commentary and visual work (Veer Books 2014); The Marvels of Lambeth. Interviews & Statements, 1973-2005, edited by Andrew Duncan (Shearsman...

GLASFRYN SEMINAR  CHINESE POETRY & TRANSLATION INCLUDING:  CHINESE DYLAN!  with Wu Fu-Sheng  SUNDAY 4th MAY 2014 11.00 AM - 4.00 PM (with 1 hour break for lunch) at Glasfryn, Llangattock, Crickhowell, NP8 1PH A special Glasfryn Seminar & get-together to welcome Professor Wu Fu-Sheng from the University of Utah who is on a brief visit to Wales to explore the poetry of Dylan Thomas and translate some of it into Chinese.  The day will provide an opportunity to talk about the history...

The Glasfryn Orpheus/Eurydice day took place on Saturday March 23rd. In spite of the dicey weather the event was very well attended, with a piquant mixture of poets, writers, visual artists, academics and practitioners in many fields, including psychoanalysts and psychotherapists. In the morning, David Cook presented his translation of Rilke's Sonnets to Orpheus (Redcliffe Press), followed by a discussion around the work. After lunch Angie Voela (senior lecturer at University of East London,...

SCOTT THURSTON SCOTT THURSTON’S books include: Reverses Heart’s Reassembly (Veer Books, 2011), Of Being Circular (The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2010), Internal Rhyme (Shearsman, 2010), Momentum (Shearsman, 2008), and Hold (Shearsman, 2006). He edits The Radiator, a little magazine of poetics, and co-edits The Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry. Scott lectures at the University of Salford and has published widely on innovative poetry, including a recent books of interviews Talking Poetics (Shearsman, 2011). See his pages at www.archiveofthenow.com/ GRAHAM HARTILL Poet, workshop facilitator, lecturer. Born in 1952 in the English Midlands, Graham has lived in Wales most of his life since 1971. He studied at the Universities of Wales and Massachusetts, and has since given countless workshops and classes in the UK, USA and China. Co–founder of LAPIDUS, the UK–wide association for the promotion of creative writing in therapeutic contexts, Graham was also a Scottish Arts Council Writing Fellow 1990-92 and an Arts Council of Wales Writer’s Bursary recipient 1993, 1999 and 2006. Selected Publications: Ruan Ji’s Island and (Tu Fu) in the Cities (The Wellsweep...

Patrons - MARJORIE PERLOFF and ALLEN FISHER Four years, and still dancing - here comes the Hay Poetry Jamboree 2012. Another great and varied line-up showcasing some of the most interesting and challenging poets of the era, from the brand-new to the long-established: a bristling cross-generational congeries of modes, styles, allegiances and philosophies. The Poetry Jamboree is now establishing a fraternal relationship with the TRAGHETTI DI POESIA Festival Internazionale at Cagliari, which it is...

February 25th 11.00 am - 4.30 pm Allen Fisher delivers the next Glasfryn Seminar, on The Aesthetics of the Imperfect Fit. Three seminars with an integrated preamble. 1: Perception and Truth. Ideal forms, derived from approximations or summaries of experience of the natural world, provide patterns of connectedness. examples lead into such inventions as the Golden Mean and Fibonacci series. this becomes a discussion about the relationship between perception and truth, ideas of order and parrhesia. 2:...

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