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UPTIGHT BROADSIDE AVAILABLE

TIM ATKINS, SARAH MAGUIRE, MARCUS SLEASE

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AVAILABLE OVER HERE:

http://www.thisisuptight.com/magazine/broadside-issue-01



Nine Holes

July 1998. "Nine Holes" Translated by Malcolm Sinclair.


http://krzysztofjaworski.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/dziewiec-dziur.html



uptight event 1

4th July 2014. Bristol. Music, poetry, film.


(Photos by artist Graeme Maguire)

MARCUS SLEASE READING FROM MILK TOP MAGIC HAT AT UPTIGHT EVENT 1






TIM ATKINS SORTING POEMS FOR THE READING









POETS MICHAEL ZAND, SARAH MAGUIRE, TIM ATKINS, AND MARCUS SLEASE BEFORE THE READING



SARAH MAGUIRE READING AT UPTIGHT EVENT 1



 THE BAND BELLIES PLAYING AT UPTIGHT EVENT 1


THE BAND HYSTERICAL INJURY PLAYING AT UPTIGHT EVENT 1

grenada

hangin in old moorish streets of Grenada. Reading Lorca in NY while I am in Grenada. Bones on fire in 40 degree heat but can´t type worth a damn on ancient devices.




Nuts with white wine on the lower east side of Grenada.








4.20am. This was glowing in the sky.

OPPOSING POWER BLOCKS

"Too hip for the squares and too square for the hips is a category of oblivion which increasingly threatens any artist who dares to take his own way, regardless of mass public and journalistic approval. And how could it be otherwise in a supremely tribal civilization like ours, where even artists feel compelled to band together in marauding packs, where the loyalty-oath mentality has pervaded other Bohemia, and where Grove Press subway posters invite the lumpenproletariat to join the underground generation as though this were as simple a matter as joining the Pepsi Generation which it probably is." (from Obituary essay for Frank O' Hara by John Ashbery)


I write mainstream poetry. So did Frank O' Hara. So does John Ashbery. So did Allen Ginsberg. And Diane di Prima.

All my heroes are mainstream poets.

They are writing squarely in their time (this is sometimes mistakenly called AHEAD OF THEIR TIME)

They are/were at the centre of contemporary life.

NY School poetry is s…

PROGRAM MERCURY

Awesome exhibit coming up in Warsaw Poland. The first big exhibit of the artist and poet Grzegorz Wroblewski in his home country after many many years of exile.

Gonna check it out in August.

You can see both conceptual and psychedelic paintings there.

Gonna be historic!

Opening day 6th August 18:00. Until 28th September 2014.

Muzeum Literatury in Warsaw.


Check it out:

http://muzeumliteratury.pl/program-merkury-grzegorz-wroblewski-nowa-odslona/


(painting: Grzegorz Wroblewski.

UPTIGHT FIRST EVENT

So here it comes. One day away. Sarah Maguire and I have been talking about Uptight for months. About what we hate about poetry. And what we want to do different.

And Sarah has done a lot a lot of leg work with promoting and posting flyers all over Bristol.

Poetry is not just for poets.

That's what we wanted to create.

A non uptight space.

An open space (in all senses).

With video art, music, and poetry.

We have two stellar bands performing: Bellies and The Hysterical Injury. Queer juicy punk.

A film+poetry collaboration I did with the brilliant animator and video artist Graeme Maguire. And three terrific poets: Tim Atkins, Sarah Maguire, Marcus Slease

come to Bristol. Tomorrow. 4th July. 8 PM. At Roll for the Soul. We are trying to create something different on this little island.


Hrabal at the Horse Hospital

Big event celebrating Hrabal tonight at The Horse Hospital. A unique space in London under threat (as all good art spaces in cities usually are).

If you are in London, come out tonight and support The Horse Hospital. And hear some fun performance poetry, theatre, paper sculptures, and mighty fine shenanigans!

I will be performing two poems using Hrabal's Closely Watched Trains and Too Loud A Solitude.

8PM. Horse Hospital. Near Russell Square tube!







http://www.thehorsehospital.com/now/cabaret-hrabal/

A MEMOIR OF MAGICAL TRAVEL

A NOVELLA CALLED NEVER MIND THE BEASTS.

THE COLLEGE DAYS OF SEARCHING FOR MYSTICAL TREASURES . .

A RECORDING/READING OVER AT SOUNDCLOUD:


https://soundcloud.com/marcus-slease/from-never-mind-the-beasts


Eucharist

"There weren’t enough gumdrops in the shop to feed the dopamine and keep him to me. My blue-suited brother had gotten wise and hid our mother’s loot on his token visit home. So when the need jerked Andrew stupid, and he got rabbit in his blood, I said, How about you hold onto me and shoot your load on my ass? If you want."

CHECK OUT THE RAD STORY BY DANI SANDAL OVER HERE AT PANK:
http://pankmagazine.com/piece/eucharist/