Sunday, August 30, 2009

Tears in the Fence 50

One of the best UK magazines, Tears in the Fence, has reached issue 50, and is celebrating with a night of poetry on Saturday 5th September, at The Bell, 50 Middlesex St, E1 7EX, near Aldgate tube station. The said issue is packed with good stuff, including work by Iain Sinclair, Nathaniel Tarn, Martin Stannard, John James, John Welch and a collaboration between John Hall and Lee Harwood. The reviews and criticism section, is, as usual, excellent. This issue also contains three poems by the truly wonderful Vahni Capildeo, whose work I first came across in a pamphlet from Landfill Press called 'Person Animal Figure'; an engaging and powerful prose-poem sequence. Capildeo hails from Trinidad and is currently resident in Cambridge. She's reading in London on 15th September at The Lamb, 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, WC1 - a reading I'd very much like to get to but probably won't.

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John B-R said...

Thanks for the tip re: Vahni Capildeo. New name to me. Fine work.

Ed Baker said...

nice to see John Phillips still "cooking"

Alan Baker said...

John, if I rememer, I'll post an extract of her work on this blog. As for John Phillips,Ed - thanks for pointing me in his direction.