Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Maintenant #95 - Ivan Hristov / new Enemies project events

An instrumental figure at the core of 21st century Bulgarian poetics, Ivan Hristov’s poetics are as variable and layered as the modern history of the country itself. As an educator and organiser, Hristov has been the driving force behind the Sofia poetics festival, bringing poets from around Europe to witness and interact with a surging new generation of poets emerging from the city, and as a poet himself, his connection and fusion with English language poetry has produced a unique style and cadence within his output which has gained plaudits from across the continent and America. Another figure in European poetry who conceives of organisation as a responsibility alongside his own practise, we are pleased to introduce Ivan Hristov as the 95th respondent of the Maintenant series.


Accompanying the interview are three of Ivan's poems, translated by Angela Rodel.


Camarade IV – February 9th / 7pm / the Rich mix
The lineup for the next Camarade event is finalised, it will officially be the first event of the Enemies project www.weareenemies.com

Chris McCabe & Tom Jenks
​George Szirtes & Carol Watts
Peter Jaeger & Tim Atkins​
James Wilkes & Christodoulos Makris
Stephen Emmerson & Lucy Harvest Clarke
Alex Niven & Joe Kennedy​​
​Roddy Lumsden & Carrie Etter
Todd Swift & Paul Perry
Marek Kazmierski & Stephen Watts
Sophie Mayer & Astrid Alben
Holly Pester & Daniel Rourke
Kirsty Irving & Ryan Van Winkle
Tamarin Norwood & tba

Enemies in the North – March 30th / 5pm – 9pm / the Cornerhouse  http://www.cornerhouse.org/
This event in central Manchester will brings together a number of fantastic poets from the north west in a mix of readings, performances and panel discussions. The event will feature a Camarade programme, 3 launches and a tacit celebration of the now defunct, soon to be legendary Knives Forks & Spoons press. Confirmed as of now:

new work from Chris McCabe & Tom Jenks / Sarah Crewe & Jo Langton / Bobby Parker & Michael Egan / Sandeep Parmar & James Byrne / Richard Barrett & Nathan Thompson
a reading of Daniele Pantano’s mass graves
a reading of 1000 proverbs (Tom Jenks & I)
a reading of Elephanche (Marcus Slease & I)
a reading of the Estates of Westeros (Ben Morris & I)
a discussion of Visual poetry / a discussion of avant garde publishing

Enemies: Art & Poetry at The Hardy Tree gallery, London: July 6th to 20th 2013 http://hardytreegallery.com
The lineup for the Enemies project: art & poetry exhibition is finalised. As well as an opening night launch, Enemies: Visual Art & Poetry will see over ten poetry events curated in the gallery space by invited parties over the two week residency.

Yang Lian & David Kelly
Eirikur Orn Norddahl & Ben Morris
Ragnhildur Johanns & Iain Sinclair
Thomas Duggan & SJ Fowler


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