Sunday 23 July 2006

Forthcoming Readings & Workshops


27 September, 7:30 p.m.--As part of the Bradford on Avon Arts Festival, there will be a reading on its "Mystery" theme and other poems besides. My fellow readers are Matt Bryden, Karen Hoy, and Alan Summers, and the reading will be at The George on Woolley Street. There will also be an open mike, welcoming poems on any subject.

early October--As part of The George's Irish Week, there will be an Irish poetry night with readings from Irish poets as well as traditional music. The other readers include Matt Bryden (reading from Paul Muldoon), Claire Crowther (reading from Medbh McGuckian and Eavan Boland), Karen Hoy, Tim Liardet (reading from Tom French), and Alan Summers.

31 October, 6:30 p.m.--I'll be reading in Islington at Parasol Unit with Sue Hubbard. Parasol Unit is located at 14 Wharf Road, London N1, near the Old Street and Angel tube stations.

30 November, 8 p.m.--Salisbury Poetry Cafe at the Salisbury Arts Centre

14 June 2007, 8 p.m.--I'll read with Moniza Alvi on Bath Spa University's Poetry Series at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, Queen Square, Bath.


1 October, 10 a.m.-Noon. As part of the Bradford on Avon Arts Festival, I'll be doing twenty-minute tutorials on publishing poems in magazines; each tutorial is £10. For further details and/or to book a slot, please e-mail me (carrie [dot] etter [at] gmail [dot] com).

From 11 October, 7-9 p.m., and meeting fortnightly for five sessions in the autumn, five in the winter beginning in January, and five in the spring beginning in April, I'll be offering a course on poetic form for The Poetry School. Courses will run at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, Queen Square, Bath.

Saturday 8 July 2006

"Divorce" as Ritual

In this commentary on one of the themes in New Writing 14, the author comments on my poem "Divorce" as about a ritual.

Poetry and Public Language Conference--Call for Papers


Poetry and Public Language

A conference on contemporary poetry

Invited speakers: Barrett Watten and Lyn Hejinian

For Watten see:

For Hejinian see:

A conference on contemporary poetry in English, 30 March to 1 April 2007 at the University of Plymouth and with a performance at Dartington College of Arts.

The organising committee invites proposals for papers (250 words) on any aspect of Poetry and Public Language in all schools, tendencies and factions of contemporary poetry in English: on the use of public language in poetry, on poetry and ideology, and on the role poetry creates for itself in the public sphere. Proposals on the work of the invited speakers will be especially welcome.

The deadline for proposals is 30 November 2006. Send, preferably by email, to: Poetry and Public Language 2007, Sue Matheron, Faculty of Arts, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom;

Organising committee: Tony Lopez, Anthony Caleshu, John Hall, Mark Leahy