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Smock

Hot on the heels of ‘Mox Nox’, the Institute of Electric Crinolines are delighted to announce the publication of Redell Olsen’s new chapbook, ‘Smock’. Printed in an edition of 200 numbered copies, with full colour printing of image and text through, the book is 28 pages long. The book is framed by an epigraph from Luce […]

Mox Nox

The Institute are delighted to announce publication of Redell Olsen’s new book ‘Mox Nox’. The book was handmade in an edition of 10 copies for BOOKMARE project 2, ‘of average sunlight’, currently on show in Kingsgate Studios, London. Set in Gill Sans and Copperplate, printed on Canelletto 160 and tracing paper, the edition features photosensitive adhesive […]

Solar Commune

The Institute are delighted to announce the publication of Drew Milne’s latest book, well booklet really. It’s called ‘solar commune’ and it’s just a tad under A6 in dimensions, printed on handmade papers, using writing by Drew and photographs he took in the Luberon, France, in the summer of 2016. The photographs are of a secretive community […]

lichen sayings

An unprecedented surge in votes for lichens has persuaded some here at the Institute that it might be worth sharing a few of the many proverbs, aphorisms and otherwise abbreviated sayings that make up lichen folklore. Drew Milne, curator of the Institute’s lichen research section, is currently applying for grants like it’s going out of […]

Visual Poetics Exhibition: Cambridge

English Faculty Library, University of Cambridge Curated by Redell Olsen  

News from the youth section

Younger members of the Institute often confuse juvenilia with juvenalia, but research into seasonal forms of transport goes ahead regardless. With the count down in full swing, the relation between the advent calendar and the number of shopping days till Xmas is one among a number of critical debates. Other pressing questions include: a) how […]

Burnt Laconics Bloom

Poetry chapbook by Drew Milne from Oystercatcher Press now out. Included is ‘coo cow cowpers’, first glimpsed on these Institute pages. Asked about commitment to mixed metaphors and whether burnt laconics really do bloom, we at the Institute splutter: they do, they do, and then, as if more lyrically: I do, I do. At this […]

Lichen Strains: digital post card

Infinite Editions have just posted Drew Milne’s ‘Lichen Card’ (2013), as one in the series of their digital post cards to download and print. This is the first showing of Drew Milne’s LICHEN STRAINS project. Links: Inifinite Editions There’s also an index of all the many great things on the Infinite Editions site.

recent books from the institute

Two recent books from members of the Institute have been published in the USA and are now available: Redell Olsen’s Punk Faun (Subpress, 2012), and Drew Milne’s equipollence (the song cave, 2012): Copies of Punk Faun, 115 pp., are available from SPD, Amazon, and Drew Milne’s website: http://drewmilne.tripod.com Copies of equipollence, chapbook published in a […]

Homage to Tom Raworth’s Writing

Here at the Institute we very much admire Tom Raworth’s book Writing. Written in the 1970s and published by The Figures, Berkeley, California in 1982, the book is seminal both as a poetic text and as an instance of stylish book publishing. Reprints of the text, as in the version in Tom Raworth’s Collected Poems (Manchester: […]

Pussy Riot Cambridge night documentation

Here are a few images and a poem from an extraordinary night of readings and performances in the Judith E Wilson Drama studio, Cambridge, in solidarity with Pussy Riot, 21.10.210. The event grew out of the English PEN anthology ‘Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot’, edited by Sophie Mayer, Mark Burnhope and Sarah Crewe. There were […]

Pussy Riot Solidarity in Cambridge

Pussy Riot Solidarity Night in Cambridge Judith E Wilson Drama Studio, University of Cambridge Faculty of English 9 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP 7.45 pm, Wednesday 21st November. All welcome. A night of poetry readings and brief performances in solidarity with Pussy Riot, to coincide with solidarity nights across the UK and in conjunction with […]

What is Field? the poetics of Geo-sound

What is Field? Michael Pisaro and the Poetics of Geo-sound Speaker: Michael Pisaro Respondents: Paul Bavister, Drew Milne, Carol WattsMonday 12 November, Centre for Creative Collaboration, 7pm Presented by the Contemporary Poetics Research Centre, Royal Holloway University of London This event is an exploration of the intersection of composition, text and field recording. American composer […]

Performance event: Scottish poetry jamboree

Alloa Poetry Jamboree. Curated by John Goodby. 2 – 4 November, and featuring Tom Leonard, Lila Matsumoto, Peter Manson, Drew Milne, Bill Herbert, Andrew Duncan, Jim Ferguson, Donny O’Rourke, Kathleen Jamie, Dorothy Alexander, nick-e melville, David Kinloch, Samantha Walton, Frank Kuppner, Gerry Loose and Jennifer Williams. Read all about it here: http://digitalpages.digitalissue.co.uk/?userpath=00000082/00019241/00079273/ or through here: […]

Departures from the Institute: a flower of fuzz

Here at the Institute, the flowers of fuzz are much prized, and so it is with some sadness that we report the departure of a much respected colleague, the Addrock Geranium Fuzz: A firm favourite for some years, this fuzz face clone of quality produces sputtery blooms of soft-clipping distortion, care of its finely tuned […]