Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Reading in LONDON Nov 2nd--COME ONE, COME ALL!

I am very very excited to be getting away from the MULHOUSE cold and to check out LONDON's cold this bonfire day weekend--and to be READING with other DUSIE press and kollectiv poets at THE APPLE TREE CLERKENWELL

Here's the info on when, where and what: HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!: 

Dusie Kollectiv & Friends: 
A Poetry Reading
Friday Nov. 2, 7.30
The Apple Tree, 45 Mount Pleasant
London WC1X 2AE.
Nearest Tube Chancery Lane or buses from Holborn and King’s Cross

On facebook:

Jennifer K Dick
Giles Goodland
Linus Godwin-Slug reading for Harry Godwin
Jeff Hilson
Sarah Rosenthal
Carol Watts &
Tilla Brading!

Jennifer K Dick is the author of Fluorescence (2004) & Circuits (2012) as well as 3 chapbooks, including Tracery (Dusie Kollectiv 5, 2011) and Betwixt (Corrupt 2012). She lives in France where she teaches at UHA. She curates the Ivy Writers Paris bilingual reading series in Paris & co-organizes the Ecrire L'Art French reading mini-residency in Mulhouse. She is a poetry editor for VERSAL magazine out of Amsterdam & a regular book reviewer for Drunken Boat (USA) and Tears in the Fence (UK). Her blog is

Harry Godwin has had 2 children since leaving London. His press, Arthur Shilling, is on a hiatus & he's not produced much work either. Coincidence?

Linus Godwin-Slug was born on 16th September. He keeps chickens, grows beards, rears slugs, lives in Devon, lives in London, travels to Northumberland, home of the Angles. Since being separated from his moustache, his feet haven't left Devon, except for a disastrous foray into Cornwall, where his sideburns were nearly ripped off. His moustache now roams the land, seeking opportunities and upper-lips to read poems.

Giles Goodland was part of two Dusie Kollektivs. One of them, 'from Gloss' later turned into Gloss, from the Knives Forks and Spoons press. His most recent book is The Dumb Messengers from Salt.

Jeff Hilson's recent publications include stretchers (Reality Street, 2006), ed. The Reality Street Book of Sonnets (Reality Street, 2008), Bird bird (Landfill, 2009) and In The Assarts (Veer, 2010) and he is currently working on a sequence called Organ Music. He teaches Creative Writing at Roehampton University, London and runs the reading series Xing the Line.

Sarah Rosenthal is the author of Manhatten (Spuyten Duyvil), The Animal (Dusie), sitings (a+bend), not-chicago (Melodeon), and How I Wrote This Story (Margin to Margin). Her book of interviews, A Community Writing Itself: Conversations with Vanguard Writers of the Bay Area, was published by Dalkey Archive in 2010. She serves on the poetry jury for the California Book Awards, teaches in the University of San Francisco’s MFA program, and writes curricula for Developmental Studies Center in Oakland, California.

Carol Watts lives in London. Her recent dusie chap is Good Life Redact #1. Her books include Occasionals and Sundog, and the chapbook Mother Blake.

Tilla Brading, poet, performer and textual artist, teaches creative writing as well as working most of her life with students with a variety of Learning Difficulties. Brought up in Ystradfellte, Powys she was joint editor of PQR (Poetry Quarterly Review) and assistant Custodian of Coleridge Cottage, where the poet lived, in Nether Stowey, Somerset. Her poetry has appeared widely in a variety of magazines and on-line i.e. Shearsman, Oasis, Fire, Staple, Terrible Work, HOW 2, Great Works etc.. Her most recent publications are :Stone Settings (with Frances Presley). Odyssey Books & Other Press, 2010 & Grid. Dusie Kollektiv, 2012

For more about Dusie Kollectiv, please visit 
or see the most recent DUSIE Kollectiv & read the chaps online at:

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

RoToR: recueil de 5 premiers numéros--FREE online!

Virginie Poitrasson poem in RoToR 5
 It was a great honor to be given "carte blanche" by RoToR to select artists and authors for one of their fabulous mini reviews online. It is a sort of turning--where each poet sees only the poem of the previous poet, and the artist sees only the first poem. The works are like a game of telephone, and in the case of the 5 first issues of RoToR there is a wonderful sense of discovery and SPIN taking place. SO, for those of you interested--the issues are online and FREE in a downloadable Pdf. See all 5 issues together via the weblink: 

I selected work for issue 5 (pp31-41) but found it thrilling to see how this issues and the ones preceding it also dialogue in a communal Pdf format. If you dislike reading onscreen--that first link gives you a great print-option, so print out RoToR and read it on the page! ENJOY and THANKS to ANNE KAWALA for all her work and inventiveness founding this journal and her kindness for inviting me to partake in the experiment. 

Fred Forte poem for RoToR n° 5