A poetic exploration of the printed page, featuring
- Jèssica Pujol
- Nia Davies
- Tim Atkins
- Colin Herd
- Richard Parker
Thursday, January 31, 5:15pm
Special Collections and Archives
Arts and Social Studies Library
Cardiff, CF10 3EU
In collaboration with the Cardiff Centre for Editorial and Intertextual Research
Jèssica Pujol Duran is a poet, translator and researcher, currently working on a Postdoctoral project at the University of Santiago de Chile. She is the editor of the bilingual magazine Alba Londres and her publications include three chapbooks in English, Now Worry (Department, 2012), Every Bit of Light (Oystercatcher, 2012) and mare (Carnaval Press, 2018); two books in Catalan, El país pintat (El pont del petroli, 2015) and ninó (El pont del petroli, 2019), and one in Spanish, Entrar es tan difícil salir (Veer, 2016), with translations by William Rowe.
Nia Davies was born in Sheffield and lives in Wales. Her first book-length collection of poems All fours (Bloodaxe Books, 2017) follows the pamphlets England (Crater, 2017), Çekoslovakyalılaştıramadıklarımızdanmısınız or Long Words (Hafan/Boiled String, 2016) and Then Spree (Salt, 2012). She has been editor of the international quarterly magazine Poetry Wales since 2014. She also collaborated with Kannada poet Mamta Sagar on the project Interversions, now a book published by Poetrywala. And her mini diary-object Key Blank is out with Literary Pocket Book. Nia is currently undertaking practice-based research on poetry, performance and ritual at the University of Salford.
Tim Atkins has been a member of the summer faculty at the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, and a member of Carla Harryman’s Poets’ Theatre in San Francisco. He is the author of many books, including Atkins Collected Petrarch (a Times Literary Supplement & Salon.com book of the year), Koto Y Yo, and Deep Osaka (a photobook) (all from Crater Press), 25 Sonnets (The Figures), Petrarch (Book Thug), On Fathers < On Daughtyrs (Boiler House Press), and Horace (O Books). His work has been anthologised in collections published by Penguin, Faber, and Reality Street. He programme leads the Creative Writing: Imaginative Practice MFA (online) at The University of Roehampton in London, and is the editior of the long-running online poetry journal onedit.net.
Colin Herd’s books include Too Ok (BlazeVox, 2011), Like (Knives, Forks and Spoons, 2011), Glovebox (Knives, Forks and Spoons, 2013), Click and Collect (Boiler House Press, 2017) and Swamp Kiss (Red Ceilings Press, 2018). He edits adjacentpineapple.com and can be found at colinherd.com.
Richard Parker is a poet, academic, editor and printer. His poetry publications include from The Mountain of California… (Openned 2010), The Traveller and the Defence of Heaven (Veer, 2012) and R.T.A. Parker’s 99 Sonnets About Evil (Canary Woof, 2015). Space Odes is forthcoming through Boiler House Press. He is also the editor and printer of the award-winning Crater Press pamphlet and book series, publishing mostly letterpress pamphlets of some of the best new British poetry.
Free admission, accompanied by and interspersed with discussions.
Doors open at 5pm, readings start promptly at 5:15pm
Cardiff Poetry Experiment is supported by Cardiff University’s
School of English, Communication and Philosophy.