Thursday, 11 May 2000

The Openned boys have been thinking about having a poetry festival in London. If you were to have a poetry festival in London, things you might want to put in it include film, theatre, an open mic (STARTING the festival that way might bring lots of good, suspect people out of the woodwork), an e-pottery / new media session, a session which is a benefit for something good && designed to oblige people who came because of the goodness of this something, a session in which poets are teamed up with musicians (such as The Slits), a session in which readers perform work not their own, walks, undergraduates, installations, Kai, jam sessions, workshops, the mainstream, improv sessions, Miami University, slam poetry, pixie missions, demos, site-specific work, duels, sessions with very many poets reading very briefly, sessions in which readers gather to discuss the readings & others come if they will, bands, visual art, vispo, lectures, cabaret, fiction, reviews, announcements, spoken word, women, performance art, hypertexts, photographs, songs, tentacles, white papers, correspondence, palimpsests, prosopopoeia, scoops, caveats, conspiracies, disjecta membra, erotica, polemics, manifestos, maps, The Foundry, booksellers, epiphanies, lies, commissions, special things, occasional pieces, miracle plays, proceedings, after-dinner speeches, sunshine, coconut shies, memoirs, mimes, prizes, instruction manuals, blueprints, radio broadcasts, affidavits, apple juice, stalls, art materials for people to muck about with, King's Chapel transplanted, witness statements, placards, anti-folk, the man in the street, meditation, free wine, Ryanair, business plans, cyphers, submission guidelines, marginalia, sofas, rites, translations, forgeries, web sites, micro-papers, manifestos, position statements, responses to poems, Soma, dance, panels, Q&A, small human pyramids, guerrilla art, workshops, esemplasm, discussions, Apple Juice, video poems, ludicrous long and insulting introductions, programmes, Brick Lane, documentation, flyers, fry-ups, posters, beat-boxing, email lists, blog posts, Facebook & Myspace posts, SMS harassment, word of mouth, The Plough, The Foundry, The Lamb, The Camden People’s Theatre, The Poetry Café, The Betsey Trotwood, The Tate Modern, Whitechapel Gallery, Nog Gallery (182 Brick Lane, 0207 739 4134), the squatted town hall in Stepney (Commercial Road I think), churches, squats, The Royal Albert Hall, a yt communication, battle rhyming, The Torianno, The Spitz.

6 comments:

secretagentarthur said...

Do it.

The Editors said...

If we build it, they will cum.

The Editors said...

Steve says: well its out the box now isn't it....

Sophie said...

Tentacles, yes.

Jow Lindsay said...

hello supporter of tentacles. are you my cousin?

6billionghosts said...

tell me where (ie what networked group on the internet with blogs) to blast with insane words of glory and i'll do it. physically i am distant..mentally i am EV ER Y WHERE

the textual tentacles will slither about