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Cutting Carbons

New book from the Institute: Drew Milne, Cutting Carbons (2019). 20 pages, 3 poems in sequence – ‘Rock Song’, ‘Cutting carbons in the sky’ and ‘Plastic Palace’ – (epigraph and extracts below) in an edition of 100 copies (£4.00 / £5.00 including UK postage / postage elsewhere on request). ‘Rock Song’ and ‘Cutting carbons in […]

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 […]

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 […]

crinolines amid ruins

Drew Milne will read recent poems at: Daniel Blau Gallery. ‘….Recognition of the limits of pure poetry, and the necessary negotiation with impurities of language, literary form, cultural history, and contemporary sociality helps to make modernist poetics so restless, awkward, and interesting. If the ruins resemble the wasteland of a modern land-fill refuse site, there […]

Reactor Red Shoes launch reading

Drew Milne will be reading extracts from ‘Reactor Red Shoes’, by John Kinsella & Drew Milne, to launch the book at the Small Press Books Fair. The launch reading is at 4 pm, Saturday 16th November, Conway Hall, London. ‘Reactor Red Shoes’ is a collaborative poem: a statement appeared on Jacket2. The book will be […]

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.

phonographies…

‘Phonographies’ Performance at the Nightingale Theatre in Brighton 30.08.13 (live and recorded voice, phonographs and film) See the video here Event organised by Katy Price. Wax cylinder recordings by Aleksander Kolkowski. Sound at the event by Drew Milne.

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: […]

urban ducks and tree crinolines

Urban life around the Institute continues to defy the situationist need to go on the dérive. Footage from April of this year has just come in, featuring a duck and ducklings that took to the pavement at some distance from water, as if compelled to exercise their nervous urbanity. Deprived of footage, the still is […]

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 […]

shavings

Documentation at the Institute…

  Documentation of recent readings, performances, film poems and reading in Paris