Chicago Review 56:1: NEW ITALIAN WRITING

£9.68 (£7.74 P&P) / $15 (free P&P) / €10.84 (€8.67 P&P)

All pieces have been translated specifically for this issue and appear in English for the first time. Poetry includes the original as well as the translation in a facing-page format.

Polyvocalia at Birkbeck


Monday 20th June


  • cris cheek

Room 124, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0


  • cris cheek
  • Chris Goode
  • Holly Pester
  • Lawrence Upton

32 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9

Admission is free, all welcome.



Steven Fowler has set up a YouTube page.


Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory - Special Issue: Punk Anteriors: Genealogy, Theory, Performance

Revisions to the historical meaning and framing of punk have circulated since its inception. This issue seeks to capture the performance of those revisions, conducting a genealogical mapping of the punk movement, scenes, music, ethics, and aesthetics utilizing queer and feminist punk analytics. While some valuable feminist critiques of punk have surfaced – mainly to lionize the riot grrrl movement – many uneasy questions around race, nation, and sexuality remain unarticulated in feminist and gender performance scholarship. The interdisciplinary articles in this issue will address the performances and politics of these exclusions.

We are interested in the temporality and spatiality of punk performances through a collective and archival process. We use the word “anteriors” in the title of this issue to frame the articles that address these punk spaces and remnants, plotting what comes before, anterior to, the telling of punk’s narratives in two senses: first, in the temporal sense which interrogates punk’s resistant genealogy; and, second, in the material and spatial sense of place, bodies, and archives. What can be situated in front of the generic narratives of punk’s beginnings and mainstays as a form of resistance? Where do articulations of racial formation, gender, nation, and sexuality fit into generic notions of punk origins, temporalities, and classisms? Can punk epistemologies be used to critique punk’s exclusions?

Possible topics include:

  • Race, imperialism, and punk
  • Women of color feminism and punk
  • Diaspora and punk
  • Transnational movements and festivals
  • Zines and feminist interventions
  • Riot grrrl
  • Underground sound and gender
  • Punk, history, and ethnic studies
  • Aesthetic, performance, and music
  • Queer punk and other questions of sexuality in performance
  • Disidentifications, performance, and punk outlaws
  • Subjugated histories and punk feminism
  • Art and new media performance
  • Punk responses to theory and punk theories
  • Supplemental spaces of punk

Submissions should be 10,000 words or less in length and adhere to the current Chicago Manual of Style, author-date format. Questions and abstracts for review are welcome before the final deadline.

Complete essays and texts for consideration must be submitted by July 15th, 2011.

Please send all work to Fiona Ngô and Elizabeth Stinson via email (MS Word attachment): and

Further submission guidelines can be found here.

via cris cheek


Alex Czinczel - Stop Frame Animation

Wednesday 6th, 11am - Sunday 31st July, 8pm

Following Bob Cobbing’s cut-up instructions, German book artist Alex Czinczel’s stop-frame animation re-enacts The Young Hedgehog (1956). Taking clippings from The Observer, Czinczel re-contextualises Cobbing’s poetry in relation to current affairs and highlights the library’s collection of his books, magazines and sound recordings for a new audience.

Saison Poetry Library, Level 5, Royal Festival HallSouthbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Admission is free.


Poetry by Vincent Katz and Barry Schwabsky

Thursday, 23rd June, 7.30pm

Introduced by Jeff Hilson:

  • Vincent Katz
  • Barry Schwabsky

The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD


Simon Jarvis - Dionysus Crucified

£11 / $22, Grasp Press, June 2011 (250 copies)


John Wilkinson's The Lyric Touch

Thursday 23rd June, 10.45am - 5.30pm

The Centre for Modernist Studies at the University of Sussex presents an event devoted to the discussion of John Wilkinson’s collection of essays, The Lyric Touch (Salt 2007). The aim of the event is to promote critical attention upon an important book, and to generate discussion and reflection in an atmosphere more focused than is possible in a larger conference. John Wilkinson will be attending and responding to contributors’ papers.


  • John Wilkinson
  • Francesca Lisette
  • Joe Luna
  • Ian Patterson
  • Neil Pattison
  • Piers Pennington
  • Robin Purves
  • Hannah Roche
  • Rob Stanton
  • Keston Sutherland
  • Timothy Thornton
  • Ross Wilson

Fulton Building FUL-113, University of Sussex (Map)


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Peter Gizzi Reading

Saturday 18th June, 7.30pm

You are invited to a night of short poetry readings, wine and celebration to mark the end of Peter Gizzi's residence as Judith E Wilson Fellow in Poetry.

  • Ryan Dobran
  • Ian Heames
  • Simon Jarvis
  • Justin Katko
  • Laura Kilbride
  • Rod Mengham
  • Drew Milne
  • Redell Olsen
  • Neil Pattison
  • Ian Patterson
  • Peter Riley
  • Luke Roberts

Judith E Wilson Drama Studio, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, 9 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP

Wine and light refreshments. All welcome.