TWO ANGLES ON MODERNISM with Allen Fisher and Anthony Mellors



Two Angles on Modernism





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:

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: 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 Books 2013); a collection of essays is forthcoming from the University of Alabama Press (2015). His visual work is in many collections in America, Britain and the UAE. In autumn 2014, Spanner Editions will publish TIP REGARD, a set of extracts from poetry in four projects. Allen is currently Emeritus Professor of Poetry & Art at Manchester Metropolitan University, one of Key poets at Voiceworks, Birkbeck College, University of London and Visiting Fellow at Northumbria University.


Anthony Mellors says:

what I plan to do, since I’ve been writing about the image, is to go over that and develop it in terms of Marjorie Perloff’s critique, looking particularly at poems by Williams, Niedecker, Oppen.

ANTHONY MELLORS’s poetry has appeared in various anthologies, fugitive chapbooks, and journals such as Grille, Exact Change Yearbook, Great Works, Angel Exhaust, Angelaki, and Poetry Wales. Recent poems and sequences are included in The Lewknor Turn, published in September 2013 by Shearsman. With Andrew Lawson, he edited fragmente: a magazine of contemporary poetics. Critical work includes Late Modernist Poetics from Pound to Prynne (Manchester University Press, 2005), ‘Autopsia: Olson, Themis, Pausanias’ (Modernism / Modernity, 2012), ‘Aesthetic Economy and Given Time’ (SubStance, 2013), and ‘Disabled Poetry’, forthcoming in Textual Practice.


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