February 8th: Wrogowie at the Rich Mix Arts Centre
a Polish enemies project. 5 pairs of poets from Poland & the UK premiere original collaborations, featuring Marcus Slease & Grzegorz Wroblewski, Joanna Rzadowska & Francesca Lisette, Ula Chowaniec & Amy Cutler, Piotr Gwiazda & myself, Adam Zdrodowski & Philip Terry. Supported by the Polish Cultural Institute http://www.polishculture.org.uk/ & UCL SSEES http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ssees
March 1st: Bill Griffiths celebration reading at Goodenough college
working with Reality street publishing and Alan Halsey, to present an evening launching that volume and celebrating the work of one the great vanguard poets of the late 20th century with readings from Geraldine Monk, Allen Fisher, Harry Gilonis, Robert Sheppard +
March 5th: Translation Games – at the Poetry Library, Southbank centre
Ricarda Vidal and Jenny Chamarette, co-curators of Translation Games invite a range of artists and practitioners to 'translate' a selection of concrete poetry into live forms incorporating performance, sound, visual and digital art.” I shall be live writing on the night.
March 15th: Fjender at the Rich Mix arts centre
Danish Enemies: 3 pairs of poets from Denmark & the UK premiere original collaborations, featuring 3 of Europe’s most innovative and exciting poetic practitioners in Morten Sondergaard, Martin Glaz Serup and Cia Rinne. Supported by the Kulturstyrelsen – Litteratur, Danish Agency for Culture http://www.kulturstyrelsen.dk/english/ with thanks to the Danish Embassy in London. http://storbritannien.um.dk/
March 20th: the Wordpharmacy – at the Hardy tree gallery
Morten Sondergaard’s utterly unique and brilliant poetry project in exhibition for the first time in London http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HvlealRgek The exhibition runs March 15h to 31st, with the 22nd a special view reading with new commissioned works.
March 2?: Hidden Door festival Camarade in Edinburgh
A special edition of the Camarade series for this brilliant Edinburgh arts festival. Featuring Samantha Walton, Colin Herd, Ryan Van Winkle, Iain Morrison, Graeme Smith, nick-e melville and others, with around 8 pairs of poets reading original collaborations for this event. Also the beginning of Auld Enemies, the Enemies project in Scotland.
April 7th: Fjender in Copenhagen
The second leg of the Fjender project, I will be reading in Copenhagen alongside Morten Sondergaard, Martin Glaz Serup & others, as well as curating a short-run exhibition of my work and the Enemies project in the Danish capital. Supported by Arts Council England international development fund. Reading hosted at AKB bookshop.
May 3rd: Like Starlings & the Enemies project
http://www.likestarlings.com/ An event between the longstanding collaborative poetry journal, founded by Caleb Klaces and its shared concerns with the Enemies project.
May ?th: (TBC)Crossing Voices / Incroci di Voci in Venice & Trieste
Reading alongside Alessandro Mistrorigo, James Wilkes, Emma Bennett & others, in venues in northeastern Italy.
May 9th: Vikings at the British Museum in the Great Court
Curating a reading with Eirikur Orn Norddahl for the special event to be held in the Great Court of the British Museum, celebrating modern interpretations of Norse culture for the exhibition Vikings: life and legend.
May 10th: Kiddy Kamarade - 12 noon at the Rich mix arts centre
A unique family poetry event in collaboration with Angela Brady and Sophie Mayer, replete with a crèche for children, welcoming an exploration of children’s poetic expression and featuring short talks by poets on the impact of parenthood on their practise, and sound recording experimentation with children participating in avant garde poetry!
May 10th: Fiender - 7.30pm at the Rich mix arts centre
a Norwegian Enemies project, three poets from Norway, including Endre Ruset and Joanna Rzadowska, will read their own work as well as premiering original collaborations with British poets based in London. Supported by Norla http://www.norla.no/content/view/full/78 & the Norwegian Embassy in London http://www.norway.org.uk/
May 11th: Prague Microfest & tour of Czech republic
A small reading tour in the Czech Republic, including Brno, punctuated by the debut performance of the TRYIE collective at the Prague Microfest
May 20th: Poetry in Collaboration: an exhibition at the Saison poetry library - Roundtable special view event
Very proud to be co-curating the Poetry Library’s major summer exhibition with Chris McCabe, running a full two months at the Southbank centre’s Saison poetry library, May 6th to July 6th, and this exhibition explores the world of poetry in collaboration, while this event will feature a unique Renga style reading from six poets invited to collaborate on one poem during one day.
June 28th: Tim Atkins celebration reading at Goodenenough college
Curating the launch of the entire collected Petrarch poems of Tim Atkins, to celebrate that book's existence and the highly influential work of Tim Atkins, a myriad of poets will read from the book alongside Tim himself.
July 2nd: Special Edition Camrade for the Poetry in Collaboration exhibition at the Saison poetry library
Featuring pairs of poets commissioned from previous Camarade events, a selection from those Im most proud of including George Szirtes and Carol Watts, Sam Riviere and Joe Dunthorne, James Byrne & Sandeep Parmar, and Chris McCabe and Tom Jenks.
Auld Enemies tour - the Enemies project in Scotland.
Proud to announce a multiple date national tour of Scotland supported by Creative Scotland featuring William Letford, nick-e melville, Colin Herd, Ryan Van Winkle, Ross Sutherland and myself writing rolling original collaborations across the breadth of the country. Each leg of the tour will feature local poets, workshops and a documentary and publication will be forthcoming. http://www.creativescotland.co.uk/
July 9th wed - Dundee
July 10th thurs - Glasgow
July 11th fri - Edinburgh
July 12th sat - Aberdeen
July 14th mon - Shetland Isles, Mareel, Lerwock
July 17th fri - Orkney Islands, Kirkwall
July 26th: Auld Enemies in London at the Rich Mix arts centre
Screenings, discussion and readings from the six poets on the tour and others local to London.
September 27th: Yes but are we Enemies?, Irish Enemies, at the Rich mix arts centre
the Enemies project in Ireland confirmed beginning in London featuring original collaborations between Irish and British poets, including Christodoulos Makris, Sam Riviere, Billy Ramsell & others TBC. http://yesbutisitpoetry.blogspot.co.uk/
October ?? - the TŘYIE collective in London
A theatre based UK debut performance for the TŘYIE collective, comprising of Olga Peková, Zuzana Husárová & myself, pioneering experimental electronic literature / avant garde performance collaboration. http://tryie.tumblr.com/
October 25th: Camaradefest II at the Rich Mix arts centre
A one day collaborative festival of pairs of poets producing original pieces of poetry. Hoping to hit 100 poets in 50 pairs in 2014. Here’s 2013’s fest http://blutkitt.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/camaradefest-videos.html
November 25nd: Vlak celebration reading
A selection of readings, screenings and discussions celebrating five years of the immense VLAK journal, featuring work from contributors across it’s near thousand pages. www.vlakmagazine.com
June 18th - Maintenant Slovakia at the Rich mix centre in Brick lane, London
June 11th - Writers Forum in Old st, London
June 8th - Aspidistra magazine launch at the New Gallery in Peckham, London
May 26th - Voiceworks performance with Lucy Roberts & Hadleigh Adams at Wigmore Hall in Marylebone, London.
May 14th - Writers Forum in Old st, London
May 13th - Voiceworks performance with Lucy Roberts & Hadleigh Adams at the Guildhall Music school, the Barbican, London.
April 19th - The Blue Bus: the launch of "Red Museum" poetry collection in Bloomsbury, London
April 9th - Maintenant Lithuania at the Rich mix centre, Brick lane in London
April 9th - Writers Forum in Old st, London
April 8th - Nauja Poezija: Young Lithuanian & British poets in collaboration at Europe House in Westminster, London
March 29th - "How to throw a punch" The Thread radio show on Resonance FM
March 26th - Art uncut protest reading outside BHS on Oxford St, London
March 12th - Writers Forum in Old st, London
March 5th - Howl: a celebration of Ginsberg in Covent Garden, London
February 12th - Writers Forum in Old st, London
February 8th - Pass on a poem at the Travel Bookshop in Portobello rd, London
January 8th - Writers Forum in Old st, London
December 11th - Writers Forum in Old st, London
November 27th - Maintenant Icelandic at the Rich mix centre in Brick lane, London
November 26th - Icelandic & British poets in collaboration at the Icelandic Embassy in Sloane Sq, London
November 20th - the Centenary of Tolstoy's death: Pass on a poem at the Travel bookshop in Portobello rd, London
November 20th - Writers Forum in Old st, London
October 9th - Writers Forum in Old st, London
October 6th - 4 press launch (Kitt, Arthur Shilling, Zimzalla, Knivesforksandspoons) at the Curzon Soho cinema in Soho, London
September 25th - Maintenant Norway at the Rich mix centre in Brick lane, London
September 24th - Norwegian & British poets in collaboration at the Poetry cafe in Covent Garden, London
September 11th - Writers Forum in Old st, London
August 28th - Writers Forum in Farringdon, London
July 10th - Jennifer Pike Cobbing's 90th Birthday celebration reading at the Writers Forum in Farringdon, London
June 27th - Freaklung reading in memory of Barry McSweeney at Morden Tower in Newcastle
June 19th - Writers Forum in Farringdon, London
May 29th - Maintenant Romania at the Rich mix centre in Brick lane, London
May 29th - Writers Forum in Farringdon, London