Excited to announce more updates to the diisonance book launch;
Reading will be Sarer Scotthorne, Roy McFarlane, special guests Gary Budden & Tony White, paul hawkins + more TBC
Sarer Scotthorne is an innovative poet, feminist, martial artist amongst many other things; author of The Blood House (Hesterglock Press) and Semblance (Erbacce Press).
Roy McFarlane was born in Birmingham of Jamaican parentage and spent most of his years living in Wolverhampton. He’s held the role of Birmingham’s Poet Laureate, contributed to magazines and anthologies, including Out of Bounds (Bloodaxe 2012) and he’s the writer and editor of Celebrate Wha? (Smokestack 2011). He’s jazzed to the bone as he walks the earth sharing his love of poetry with his first full collection, Beginning With Your Last Breath, (Nine Arches Press 2016). http://roymcfarlane.com/
Tony White is the author of the critically-acclaimed novel Foxy-T (Faber and Faber, 2003). He is chair of the board of directors of London’s award-winning arts radio station Resonance 104.4fm. White’s latest novel, The Fountain in the Forest, has just been acquired by Faber and Faber for publication in January 2018. His recent novella Zombies Ate My Library (Blast Theory) has been shortlisted in the ‘best novella’ category of the Saboteur Awards 2017. https://pieceofpaperpress.com/
Gary Budden is a writer and editor. His work has appeared in Black Static, Structo, Elsewhere, Unthology, The Quietus, Gorse, Galley Beggar Press and many more. Gary lives in Tottenham and blogs here http://www.newlexicons.com/ His debut collection, Hollow Shores is published by Dead Ink Books in October 2017.
paul hawkins is an experimental poet, text artist & collaborator.
WARNING: diisonance contains artworks by Steve Ryan & paul hawkins, as well as new, collaborative & experimental poetry by Sarer Scotthorne, Miggy Angel, Roy McFarlane, Linda Kemp, Rowan Evans, Leire Barrera, Dan Eltringham, Seni Seneviratne, Emteaz Hussain, paul hawkins, Janine Ellul, George Askwith, Vertaa Lune, Andrew Jeffrey, Maachouq Hamza, Passy Kulmisli & Mark Wood. It was made during, or to perform at dIIsonance, an exhibition of artworks by Steve Ryan & paul hawkins in June 2017 at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield.
diisonance artworks are being exhibited at The Gallery Cafe, St. Margarets House, Bethnal Green London from Sept 1 - 30.
diisonance is a collaboration, part of a jigsaw, the genesis of which is shared experiences; Steve & paul met in the early 90’s squatting in Claremont Road, east London at the height of anti-road
protests, poll-tax riots & dissent. They’ve tried to piece together the past from the future, making sense of the ghosts that stay with them & the shared feelings of confusion & love for their
entwined topics; politicised, faltering, broken & rebuilt many times over. It began as a response to Place Waste Dissent (Influx Press 2015) by paul hawkins.
The book is published by Hesterglock Press.
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.