Longbarrow Press / plastiCities event on Saturday June 23

Matthew Clegg and Fay Musselwhite will read a selection of walking-themed poems (including work from Clegg’s Edgelands and Musselwhite’s Goat Boy) at 7 Garden Street, Sheffield S1 4BJ on Saturday 23 June (6pm prompt start; admission free). All welcome. (Please note that Clegg’s Moving with thought plastiCities workshop on 23 June is now fully booked.)

Fay Musselwhite’s poem ‘Phlegmatic’ opens Phase 2 of The Seven Wonders, an ongoing series of collaborative works based on spectacular landmarks from the Derbyshire Peak District. You can read the poem (alongside Paul Evans’ dynamic new painting of Kinder Downfall) at http://seven-wonders.org/seven-wonders-2012/kinder-downfall. The earlier works in the series – drawings and paintings by Paul Evans accompanied by poems by James Caruth, Matthew Clegg, Mark Goodwin, Rob Hindle and Chris Jones – can also be viewed at http://seven-wonders.org.

The current Featured Poem (http://longbarrowpress.com/featured-poem-2/) on http://www.longbarrowpress.com is ‘Ecclesall Woods’ by Rob Hindle. A short film of Hindle reading the poem (during a walk made by Hindle and audience in December 2010, in the traces of the Sheffield Blitz) appears here: http://vimeo.com/42035108. Hindle’s own blog currently features a wide-ranging conversation about landscape: you can read (and comment on) this at http://robhindle.wordpress.com.

Recent posts on our Longbarrow Blog include Matthew Clegg’s appreciation of the poet Josephine Dickinson, and Alistair Noon’s ‘Top Five Strange Poetry Readings’. You can read these (and earlier) posts at http://longbarrowblog.wordpress.com. A recording of Noon’s poem ‘The Molecule Man’ (from his recent Longbarrow pamphlet Swamp Area) is among the recent uploads to our SoundCloud site: please visit http://soundcloud.com/longbarrow-press to listen to new recordings by Noon, Clegg, Lee Harwood and others. We have created a further SoundCloud site (http://soundcloud.com/longbarrowpodcasts) to showcase our extended location-based recordings (including poems recorded by Matthew Clegg, Andrew Hirst and Chris Jones during their 2008-2009 poetry walks).

Finally, Ben Goulder’s interview with Longbarrow Press (for Incognito) is now online at http://incognitoshu.tumblr.com/post/23679845376/longbarrow-press-sheffields-own-art-publishers.

Follow us at http://twitter.com/#!/LongbarrowPress for further updates and extracts from poems…

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