Allen Fisher: “Loggerheads”

 This is the second part of a performance Allen Fisher gave on Sunday April 22nd at Café Oto Project Space in Dalston, London (two fascinating spaces, in fact: check out a Guardian piece from 2012 on Café Oto here). I had tried to live-video the first part on FaceBook, but had to stop as the connection kept breaking down. (There are some 2 minutes available on my FB … Read more Allen Fisher: “Loggerheads”

A Painting by Allen Fisher & Two Poems by Kenneth Irby

Allen Fisher: Frenzy & Self-Control, second series after Blake’s Newton #3, 2013 ink, graphite and watercolour on paper 66 x 77 cm (26 x 30”) This painting is exhibited right now at: Hereford Magna Carta and Forest Law Local artists responding to the legacy. Wednesday, 3rd May to 10th June Apple Store Gallery, 1 Rockfield Rd, Hereford HR1 2UA   KENNETH IRBY:   TWO EXERCISES for Bob Creeley “Saturday … Read more A Painting by Allen Fisher & Two Poems by Kenneth Irby

Reality Street Editions 2016: Fisher & Griffiths: A Must!

In 2016 Reality Street will be publishing just two (big) titles, wrapping up two (big) projects. Allen Fisher‘s Gravity as a consequence of shape was a large and complex poetic project begun in 1982 and completed about two decades later. Most of it has been published in one form or another – but now Reality Street will be bringing together the complete text in one volume (much as we … Read more Reality Street Editions 2016: Fisher & Griffiths: A Must!

Glasfryn Seminar: Two Angles on Modernism

These materials via Junction Box, where you can find the continuation of these two takes & a range of other fascinating materials. On March 28th 2015 a seminar was held at Glasfryn in Llangattock, Powys, on the subject of modernism. There were two presenters: Allen Fisher and Anthony Mellors. Fisher discussed developments in art dating from around 1850 with reference to the evolution of a recognisably modernist aesthetic, whilst Mellors … Read more Glasfryn Seminar: Two Angles on Modernism

A Symposium with Pierre Joris and Allen Fisher

via Zoë Skoulding: Nomadic and Processual Poetics: A Symposium with Pierre Joris and Allen Fisher 17th-18th May 2013. Bangor University — FINAL DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: APRIL 15th —   This one-day symposium is organised by Contempo, the Centre for Contemporary Poetry which is run jointly by Aberystwyth and Bangor Universities. It will consider the scope and applicability of the ideas of Pierre Joris and Allen Fisher and related poetics, … Read more A Symposium with Pierre Joris and Allen Fisher

Allen Fisher in Hereford

Wish I could visit Hereford this month: Seven paintings by Allen Fisher on show in three locations in Hereford city centre during January and February.  Allen Fisher, HINDBRAIN, oil and gold leaf on canvas, 1995-2005  There are three oil-on-canvas paintings at the Hereford Museum and Gallery, two at the Apple Store Gallery and two large water-colours exhibited at the Castle Pool Hotel on behalf of the Apple Store Gallery. [See … Read more Allen Fisher in Hereford

Iain Sinclair’s Lud Heat

Iain Sinclair is best known today as a novelist — though I have always had a preference for his earlier work in poetry. I am therefore very pleased to see that the book I think of as his best, Lud Heat, has just been reissued by Skylight Press, & is thus available again both here in the US & in the UK. This new edition has a preface by … Read more Iain Sinclair’s Lud Heat

Nomadic and Processual Poetics…

…A Symposium on 5th May 2012 Bangor University (CONTEMPO in collaboration with Aberystwyth University) A one-day symposium featuring keynote contributions from Pierre Joris and Allen Fisher. Deadline for abstracts: April 2nd. A nomadic poetics is … always changing, morphing, moving through languages, cultures, terrains, times without stopping. Refuelling halts are called poases, they last a night or a day, the time of a poem, & then move on. A … Read more Nomadic and Processual Poetics…

Allen Fisher Show in Hereford

Allen Fisher writes:   Meditation Trap #3 no.1, 2003   This is to invite you to attend or at least let you know about an OPENING and VIEW of work at APPLE STORE GALLERY, 3 Bridge Street, HEREFORD. The evening viewing is on Thursday 5th January 2012, 6 to 8 pm. RSVP The exhibition runs Tuesday to Saturday from 3rd January until 25th February. It is an exhibition with … Read more Allen Fisher Show in Hereford

Allen Fisher’s PROPOSALS

Last week the mailman  brought — to my greatest delight — the latest Spanner Editions production: Proposals 1-35 by Allen Fisher. This is a gorgeously produced full color sequence of “poem-image-commentary” ensembles. Not sure what is the best way to acquire this little marvel, but you can always write to Spanner editions at 14 Hopton Road, Hereford HR1 1BE, U.K. — Addendum: You can now buy the book online … Read more Allen Fisher’s PROPOSALS