The Secret of Good Posture by bruno neiva & Paul Hawkins to be published in Oct by Team Trident Press

Following on from Servant Drone (KF&S Press 2015) experimental collaborative work by bruno neiva and I has gathered pace and we're very pleased to say Team Trident Press will be publishing The Secret of Good Posture. Out October 2016, a set of altered pamphlets, one by bruno & one by paul, Risograph printed in a … Continue reading The Secret of Good Posture by bruno neiva & Paul Hawkins to be published in Oct by Team Trident Press

28 July PWD @ Speech Therapy, Nottingham

I'm really looking forward to reading from Place Waste Dissent in Nottingham at Speech Therapy on July 28. Hosted in full technicolour surround-sound stereo by the irrepressable Miggy Angel & John Marriot, Speech Therapy takes place at Bar Deux, 2 Pelham Road, Sherwood Rise, Nottingham NG5 2AO (Opp. The Polish Centre).  There'll be other poets … Continue reading 28 July PWD @ Speech Therapy, Nottingham

Riot, Resistance & The Contested Future // Claremont Road & a Chieftan Tank

Last Wednesday night fellow Influx Press author & poet Angry Sam Berkson and I put together a night of spoken word, film and discussion in Tottenham, as a response to Jimmy Cauty's #ADPRiotTour art installation, which is on tour this year to sites of UK riot and resistance. The Aftermath Dislocation Principle (ADP) is a … Continue reading Riot, Resistance & The Contested Future // Claremont Road & a Chieftan Tank

Joe Ambrose on Place Waste Dissent

 Arts agitator, writer, film-maker & old mate Joe Ambrose on Place Waste Dissent; ‘I first met Paul Hawkins a fair long time ago and one night over dinner in my Islington flat he told me all about his squatting adventures and life on the road in Spain. Back then he had it in mind to … Continue reading Joe Ambrose on Place Waste Dissent

Reviews round-up

I'm proud to say the book has had some great reviews. This was a great first review by Jackie Law; ‘It is performance art on the page, an installation with time as the third dimension rather than space.’ Read it in full here Thivija Sabanathan at Book Smoke. George Jackson in Ambit Magazine. Peter Boughton … Continue reading Reviews round-up

Guerilla Firm

Art/text from Place Waste Dissent (Influx Press 2015); Guerilla Firm (Hawkins/Clements) Be-bop-a-lu-la Mrs. Pearson compliments of the day to you GCHQ and all that Russian jazz he picks a path between paper interruptions office-delegates punch chunks of shakespeare punch chunks of Shakespeare upon the backs of the women as polygons set red with light and … Continue reading Guerilla Firm

Place Waste Dissent in Dead King Magazine Issue 2

Thanks to Penny Elliott for including some collage/text from Place Waste Dissent in Issue 2 of Dead King Magazine. ‘We prioritise and showcase the work of writers who have experienced or continue to experience precariousness. Dead King is a home for a wide range of work, we accept poetry, prose, flash fiction, artwork, and non-fiction … Continue reading Place Waste Dissent in Dead King Magazine Issue 2

Place Waste Dissent text/collage online at M58

There are three text/collage pages from Place Waste Dissent up on M58  @m58poetry today, you can view them here. Copies of Place Waste Dissent are available from Influx Press. Further Reading ‘Pretty Messy, Fairly Trashed’ – Paul Hawkins Interviewed by Tony White – The Quietus ‘Poet Paul Hawkins raises the ghosts of East London’s “No M11” squat … Continue reading Place Waste Dissent text/collage online at M58

new Place Waste Dissent dates & exhibition

June 8: Satellite of Love  8.15pm The Greenbank Pub 57 Bellevue Road BS5 6DP fund raiser for Bristol Refugee Rights June 22: venue tbc, Tottenham, London August 6: Enemies Project, Bath October 5 – 8: Place Waste Dissent Exhibition 11am – 4pm Bank Street Arts, 32-40 Bank Street, Sheffield S1 2DS An exhibition of my … Continue reading new Place Waste Dissent dates & exhibition

Place Waste Dissent online at M58

There are three text/collage pages from Place Waste Dissent up on M58  @m58poetry today, you can view them here. Copies of Place Waste Dissent are available from Influx Press. Further Reading 'Pretty Messy, Fairly Trashed' – Paul Hawkins Interviewed by Tony White – The Quietus 'Poet Paul Hawkins raises the ghosts of East London’s "No M11" squat … Continue reading Place Waste Dissent online at M58

#10 from Servant Drone: Paul Hawkins and Sarer Scotthorne

Servant Drone; a collaborative poetry project by bruno neiva and Paul Hawkins, published by Alec Newman's Knives Forks and Spoons Press. #10 read by Paul and Sarer Scotthorne (reading bruno's text) at the Bristol launch, Bloom and Curll Books March 25. Paul is reading his text, with Sarer Scotthorne reading bruno's text. Cover artwork by … Continue reading #10 from Servant Drone: Paul Hawkins and Sarer Scotthorne

Impressions poem at Visual Verse

Visual Verse: An Anthology of Art and Words. One image, one hour, 50-500 words. Visual Verse supply a compelling image and invite writers – published or unpublished – to submit a piece in response. There is a catch: you must write it within one hour and it must be between 50 and 500 words. Impressions

Servant Drone to be launched in Porto and Bristol

Servant Drone (KF&S Press) will be launched with a reading of the whole text by authors bruno & Paul in Porto and in Bristol on the following dates; Saturday March 19: Gato Vadio, Rua do rosário, 281 4050-525 Porto - 8pm - free entry Saturday March 26: The Arts House, 108a Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 … Continue reading Servant Drone to be launched in Porto and Bristol

Servant Drone makes SJ Fowler’s 3:AM MAGAZINE Top Reads of 2015

‘Brilliant collaborative poetry collection (of which there are far too few) taking on a necessary issue in necessarily disjunctive ways.’ SJ Fowler 3:AM magazine on Servant Drone We made the 3:AM MAGAZINE Top Reads of 2015 list for Steven J. Fowler. It’s exciting to be alongside the stellar company of; Tom Jenks, Spruce (Blart Books) … Continue reading Servant Drone makes SJ Fowler’s 3:AM MAGAZINE Top Reads of 2015

Place Waste Dissent reviews

Recently there have been some great reviews of Place Waste Dissent; '. . . the book is stamped with left-field credentials: Gee Vaucheresque monochrome montages of photos, police documents, agitprop fliers and eviction notices circumscribe and blend into the verse itself . . .' Peter Boughton in Minor Literatures '. . . the jagged edges … Continue reading Place Waste Dissent reviews

Bristol book launch

A heartening and intimate book launch last night at The Arts House in Bristol. There were stunning readings from poets Sarer Scotthorne & Sam Berkson.             It was really good to see the experimental film by John Smith & Jocelyn Pook, Blight, before I read some poetry from Place Waste … Continue reading Bristol book launch

Place Waste Dissent live at #sanctumbristol

Andrew Neil Hayes filmed me reading from Place Waste Dissent at #Sanctumbristol on Friday November 6th. Sanctum hosts a continuous programme of sound over 552 hours, sustained by performers, musicians and bands in a temporary structure within the shell of Temple Church, Bristol. Sanctum is Theaster Gates' first public project in the UK, produced by Situations, … Continue reading Place Waste Dissent live at #sanctumbristol

#sanctumbristol Gospel Blues

Just got in from a 4 am 2 hour reading & discussion about Place Waste Dissent . . .  met some lovely people in pre-dawn ghostly atmosphere at Sanctum, Temple Church, Bristol. Beautiful gospel-blues played by Chasing Whiskey rang out before I read too ....

Servant Drone (KF&S Press) by bruno neiva & Paul Hawkins is out now . . .

Knives Forks & Spoons Press have published Servant Drone, a collaborative text of exploratory poetry from Porto & Bristol by bruno neiva and Paul Hawkins. 'Deeply nuanced and obliquely radical, this is a book to keep in your pocket as a charm against the liquid spectres of a late capitalist Monday morning.' Tom Jenks bruno … Continue reading Servant Drone (KF&S Press) by bruno neiva & Paul Hawkins is out now . . .

Back from the printers . . .

Place Waste Dissent is back from the printers. Editor, Landscape Punk and 50% of Influx Press,  Gary Budden is pictured here modelling the front cover. It's out on Nov 12, available from all good bookshops, direct from Influx Press or, if you leave me a message @PlayWDissent , you can order a signed copy direct … Continue reading Back from the printers . . .

Place Waste Dissent at #sanctumbristol

I'm reading the whole of my new avant-garde experimental text & collage book Place Waste Dissent over four performances at Sanctum, a project by Theaster Gates and Situations. Sanctum will host a continuous programme of sound over 552 hours, sustained by performers, musicians and bands, spoken word artists and the visiting casts of theatre productions … Continue reading Place Waste Dissent at #sanctumbristol

Nov. 21st Place Waste Dissent launch & exhibition at The Arts House, Bristol

Influx Press are launching Place Waste Dissent with a free event in Bristol on November 21st. The Arts House in Bristol's Stokes Croft will also be hosting a month long exhibition of prints from the book, as well as the launch night. November 12th - December 10th  - Place Waste Dissent Bristol Exhibition at The … Continue reading Nov. 21st Place Waste Dissent launch & exhibition at The Arts House, Bristol

Place Waste Dissent collage/text part of SIX Gallery exhibition in Bournemouth

Some collage/text art from Place Waste Dissent (Influx Press) will be exhibited by SIX in their Line & Mass series at Meyrick Hall Oct. 27th - 30th, part of the Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe. They ran a great gallery in the heart of Boscombe, exhibiting some great work. I held the launch for a pamphlet … Continue reading Place Waste Dissent collage/text part of SIX Gallery exhibition in Bournemouth

SJ Fowler on the forthcoming Hawkins/Neiva Servant Drone collection

“What is the worst poetry myth? That it is a singular form, not naturally lending itself to collaboration? Or that what is actually contemporary, relevant, dynamic, is innately experimental or strange? Servant drone is one of the finest examples of a poetic work which destroys both superstitions in one fell sweep. It is energetic, decisive, … Continue reading SJ Fowler on the forthcoming Hawkins/Neiva Servant Drone collection

Queen Mob’s Teahouse publish Servant Drone texts

Thanks to poetry editor Erik Kennedy for publishing #10 & #11 from the new Servant Drone collaborative text due out very soon on Knives, Forks & Spoons Press. Read it in full here … SJ Fowler had this to say on the new Servant Drone collection; “What is the worst poetry myth? That it is … Continue reading Queen Mob’s Teahouse publish Servant Drone texts

Reading from Place Waste Dissent at InZine Fest IV Sept. 26th @ The Pod, Coventry

Glad to be reading some poems from Place Waste Dissent at the InZine Fest IV on SATURDAY September 26th at The Pod, Coventry 12-5pm alongside Hesterglock Press partner-in-crime poet Sarer Scotthorne, Antony R Owen, Simone Estridge, Adam Steiner, Tom McColl, James Grady & Aysar Ghassan, all lovingly choreographed by Silhouette Press with another legendary Pod … Continue reading Reading from Place Waste Dissent at InZine Fest IV Sept. 26th @ The Pod, Coventry

pre-order Place Waste Dissent at Influx Press

You can now pre-order Place Waste Dissent at publishers Influx Press from today here It's out on Nov. 12th. There will be a launch event in London and Bristol, details to be announced shortly ...

Servant Drone interview at Ottawa poetry

Over at the Ottowa Poetry website, Chris Turnbull interviewed Bruno Neiva about his work, and also interviewed the pair of us about our Servant Drone collaboration, which will see the light of day in print thanks to Alec Newman's Knives Forks & Spoons Press (KFS: 2015). Q: There’s about 30 pages each of Servant Drone -- did … Continue reading Servant Drone interview at Ottawa poetry

26/6 reading at SJ Fowler’s Mahu – Influx residency

SJ Fowler & Sarer Scotthorne @ Mahu - Influx l - r Kit Caless, Linda Mannheim & Gary Budden Good to be reading in such company - Claire Fisher, Linda Mannheim, Kit Caless and Gary Budden of Influx Press at London's Hardy Tree Gallery, generously invited by SJ Fowler as part of his Mahu exhibition; … Continue reading 26/6 reading at SJ Fowler’s Mahu – Influx residency

Place Waste Dissent – pantomime horse accused of direct action

I've been looking through the archive of photographs of film maker/photographer Julia Guest in Bristol last week. Julia has kindly given me access to a real treasure trove of images from life in Claremont Road, and the No M11 Link Road campaign; there are many stunning images that I will be using in Place Waste … Continue reading Place Waste Dissent – pantomime horse accused of direct action

Servant Drone interview

Servant Drone collaborator Bruno Neiva has an in-depth profile and interview with Chris Turnbull online at Ottawa Poetry here . I'm climbing aboard the interview over the coming week, talking about Servant Drone (due to be published by the end of the year by Knives, Forks & Spoons Press), collaboration, politics, place, contradiction, social commentary, … Continue reading Servant Drone interview

Mahu: Influx Friday 26th June London

Mahu: Influx Press - Friday June 26th 2015 - 7pm At the Hardy Tree gallery - 7pm - Free Entry 119 Pancras Road. London, UK. NW1 1UN0 / email steven@sjfowlerpoetry.com for further details A night of eclectic readings from Influx writers and editors, taking in New York stories from Linda Mannheim, experimental squat poetry from Paul Hawkins, … Continue reading Mahu: Influx Friday 26th June London