Report from 1st October

Report by David.

Victor is free, single & disengaged in an old calypso tune. Kate snapped synapses and wrenched wrists to get a look at that tasty-looking snook. Her new book is about to be launched – in London next week, and in Paris at SpokenWord on the 15th. It’s available here.

Carolyn is always at the farthest angle of sight. She also has a beautiful new book out – available from her at SW. Margento from Rumania crossed 2 oceans to get here. Pablo asked “What will happen to me if you evaporate?” Anass spoke of an ami du coeur, esclave de bonheure. Geoff: On tue, toute la journée; nous sommes tous les assassins. He departed in a shower of cards, abandoning poems and texts partout.

Maria left metaphysics for a sunny day while the fridge defrosts. Simon had a sacré guelle de bois – his father’s poem. Sam had a poem about the wonderful colour that transforms an ordinary bathroom/house/life… marone. Margento came back with some intense sound poetry and hubble bubble madness. American folk duo Fart Haze turned up with a song. And Alberto went looking for a place to rent in a Brooklyn that resembled a city after a bombing. ”When Bushwick – or Belleville – is like Williamsburg, where are all us bohemians gonna be? Who’s gonna make it and be a famous poet or artist? What’s gonna happen to you?

SpokenWord is back Monday 8th Oct with Anne-Marie Fyfe and C.L. Dallat as featured readers. See below for info about them and for a call for submissions from Ned Chambers.

Cheers all,
Anne-Marie Fyfe (b. Cushendall, Co. Antrim) has four collections of poetry including Understudies: New and Selected Poems (Seren Books, 2010); has won the Academi Cardiff International Poetry Prize; has run Coffee-House Poetry’s readings and workshops at London’s Troubadour since 1997, organises the annual Hewitt Spring Festival in the Glens of Antrim, and was chair of the UK-wide Poetry Society from 2006-2009.

C.L. Dallat, poet, musician and critic, was born in Ballycastle, County Antrim and now lives in London where has reviewed literature and the arts regularly for the TLS and Guardian among others, and has been a contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Review since its inception in 1998. His first poetry collection, Morning Star, was published in 1998, he won the Strokestown International Poetry Competition in 2006 and his latest collection is The Year of Not Dancing (Blackstaff Press, 2009).

Finally, a letter from Ned Chambers:


Are you interested in having your work distributed in print at a Parisian art show and club night and collaborating with a host of other young artists, designers, musicians and writers in the process?

We are currently seeking written contributions for a multimedia project called Rhythm.Pattern.Texture that will encompass music, film, architecture, photography, fashion and beauty, illustration and, of course, the written word.

Paris Collective is a small but growing hub of young people interested in the arts created in an effort to bring creative visions together by organizing projects with multiple collaborators. We thrive on the revolting, the exultant, on the visceral and the ephemeral.

Want in? Send an email to by Monday October 15th 2012 and we will forward you further information about the project. Paris Collective is bilingual – contributions may be in either French or English.

Ned Chambers
Zine Editor, Paris Collective

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