Lovely Annie has posted this very nice article on cafebabel.com — Collaborative Poetry with JL Williams — thanks Annie! Hope you enjoy.
Opul is super super excited to have two gigs coming along in December, hope to see you at: Anatomy #3 at Summerhall on 14 December and Qabalala! at the Leith Cricket Club on 21 December. James just got a Kaoss pad, so it should be particularly banging.
So delighted to be working on a collaboration with artist and writer Catherine Street for the Continuum event happening on the 10th of November at Generator in Dundee, all details here. Come if you can! It features a number of amazing artists and I think it’s going to be really special.
Gorgeous drawing by the artist Jenny Soep who was at Neu! Reekie! at Jim Lambie’s Poetry Club in Glasgow when I read there recently. I love how she incorporates quotations from the poems into the drawing — super cool.
I will be reading a short piece called CIRC tomorrow night (Thursday 14 June) at 8pm at The Village Pub in Leith as part of James Ley’s wonderful new project called ‘The Village Pub Theatre’. We enjoyed a marvellous reading of Colin Bell’s play Best Kept Small Town last night, and tonight there is work…… Continue reading JL Williams reading at The Village Pub Theatre
Interview about my enLIGHTen experience up on their blog: enLIGHTen, in case you’d like a read. There’s a rather fine picture of a bagel included.
The very not-vile Mr Gareth K Vile not only recently hosted Opul on his wonderful radio show on The Vile Arts Radio Hour on subcity, but also wrote this very nice post on his blog about my work and an upcoming event: The Vile Blog. Ode to Daffodils Gold stars with tit-shaped mouths, you gurgle…… Continue reading Vile He is, Vile He is Not
I’m delighted and honoured to have been asked to read my poem with Luca Nasciuti’s live electroacoustics as part of Alastair Cook’s Filmpoem event on March 16th at this year’s StAnza Festival. Hope to see you there if you can make it. We recently did a trial run of this at Alastair’s wonderful opening at…… Continue reading StAnza 2012 – Alastair Cook’s Filmpoems
I was recently commissioned to be one of the writers for the City of Literature and (G)Host City enLIGHTen project, celebrating Edinburgh’s literary history in a dazzling display of light. You can read more about it in this article in the Scotsman: Edinburgh’s New Town to celebrate literary history
Filmpoem by Alastair Cook Condition of Fire. Filmpoem 11/Condition of Fire from Alastair Cook on Vimeo.