Allen Fisher & Drew Milne
Tuesday 28 November, 7pm
Allen Fisher, poet, painter, publisher, editor and art historian, has produced over one hundred and thirty chapbooks and books of poetry, graphics, and art documentation. He is Professor of Poetry & Art and Head of Contemporary Arts at the Manchester Metropolitan University Cheshire, Alsager. His last three books were Place (Reality Street); Entanglement (The Gig), and Gravity (Salt Publications), and his CD Gravity Shapes is avalaible from Stem.Most recently, Barque Press published his pamphlet singularity stereo.
Drew Milne’s books of poetry include Sheet Mettle (Alfred David Editions), Bench Marks (Alfred David Editions), The Damage: new and selected poems (Salt), Mars Disarmed (The Figures), and most recently Go Figure (Salt). His work is featured in numerous collections and anthologies, notably Conductors of Chaos, edited by Iain Sinclair (Picador) and Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry, ed. Keith Tuma (Oxford University Press). He edits the occasional journal Parataxis: modernism and modern writing and the poetry imprint Parataxis Editions. He co-edited Marxist Literary Theory: A Reader (Blackwell) with Terry Eagleton, and has recently edited the anthology Modern Critical Thought (Blackwell). As well as publishing a wide range of critical essays, he has books forthcoming on Marxist literary theory and on performance criticism, as well as a collection of his essays on poetry forthcoming from Salt. Sections from a novel in progress entitled The Prada Meinhof Gang have appeared in a number of journals, including Edinburgh Review.
Poetry readings are organised in collaboration with Barry Schwabsky