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Place Waste Dissent Exhibition at Bank Street Arts on now

Thanks to old friends at Six Project Space, I'm artist-in-residence at Bank Street Arts in Sheffield from Oct 5 - 8. I'm staying with Sarah and Mark (Six Project Space) and will be at Bank Street Arts between 11:00 - 16:00 daily. It's an amazing art space with a lot going on. On Thursday Oct … Continue reading Place Waste Dissent Exhibition at Bank Street Arts on now

St John Sessions Oct 1st tickets

October 1st 19:30 - an evening of avant-garde poetry & musical performance by acts from Bristol's underground scene at The Church of St John The Baptist, Bristol Oct RUN LOGAN RUN / SPINDLE ENSEMBLE / KIT WILMANS FEGRADOE / Poetry & martial art by: SARER SCOTTHORNE / Poet PAUL HAWKINS / Live visuals by: LLOYD … Continue reading St John Sessions Oct 1st tickets

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

Enemies Project

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuV7r6-IN5Y I very much enjoyed collaborating and performing The Single Market with Lucy English for the Enemies Project SW Poetry Tour in Bath, run by SJ Fowler & Camilla Nelson. The Enemies Project continues to be a powerful catalyst in generating new collaborative work, performances, partnerships and audiences, pushing the boundaries of experimental & collaborative … Continue reading Enemies Project

SW Enemies Tour – Bath August 6

Enemies Project: collaboration and performance 6th August: Bath - Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution 7pm doors for a 7.30pm start. Entrance free. http://www.brlsi.org/ 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN. 01225 312084 Camilla Nelson & SJ Fowler JR Carpenter & Annabel Banks John Hall & Matti Spence Matthew Robertson & Andres Anwandter Carrie Etter & Claire Crowther Fay Stevens … Continue reading SW Enemies Tour – Bath August 6

Speech Therapy Thurs 28th July Featuring Poet Paul Hawkins Reading From His Book ‘Place Waste Dissent’

Reading from Place Waste Dissent at Speech Therapy, Nottingham this Thursday

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Join us for the final Speech Therapy before the Summer break – featuring headline guest Paul Hawkins reading from his Influx Press release ‘Place Waste Dissent’ – this is an event not to be missed!

The evening starts at 8pm – arrive 7.30 to sign up for the open mic – hosted by Miggy Angel.

Really hope that the Speech Therapy crew mobilise for this one – come out and send off the Summer, and support Paul Hawkins who is travelling up from Bristol to read for us – let’s show this wonderful poet some Speech Therapy love!

See you there guys! xx

The Chameleon Arts Cafe, 17 Angel Row, Nottingham NG1 6HL

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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

Influx Press statement: independent publishing in the Brexit era

Influx Press, publishers of my recent book Place Waste Dissent, have issued a statement: thoughts on independent publishing in the Brexit era that I fully support and invite you to read in full. Influx Press is an independent publisher founded by Gary Budden and Kit Caless. They publish stories from the margins of culture, specific geographical … Continue reading Influx Press statement: independent publishing in the Brexit era

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

Riot, Resistance & The Contested Future – 22 June Tottenham, London

I'm really looking forward to an evening of film, spoken word & discussion featuring poet Sam Berkson, film-maker Fahim Alam, myself and another guest speaker TBA, in response to Jimmy Cauty's #ADPRiotTour installation, which is hosted by Styx, 5, Ashley Rd, Tottenham London N17 9LJ between June 21 & 23. Riot, Resistance & The Contested … Continue reading Riot, Resistance & The Contested Future – 22 June Tottenham, London

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

new dates

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 dates

Servant Drone book review in latest issue of Yellowfield

Nice review of mine & bruno's Servant Drone book in the latest issue of the legendary YELLOWFIELD magazine. Big thanks to Mathew and Eric. If you like what you read here, you can get hold of a signed copy from me by emailing hesterglock at gmail dot com.

Servant Drone live in Porto

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThVUK9Y96Ck Here is the whole video of me & bruno reading our collaborative text Servant Drone at Gato Vadio, Porto, Portugal on 19th March 2016. Gato Vadio is renown in Portugal as being an important cultural landmark for its promotion and support of experimental and radical arts, including cinema, poetry, writing and art. Xerox/experimental poet/artist … Continue reading Servant Drone live in Porto

Dead Ink 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 Dead Ink Magazine Issue 2

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

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

Paul Hawkins

I'm a Bristol based poet with (some have said) a chameleon-like past . . . musician, squatter, tour manager, freelance journalist, gardener, publisher, improvisor, collaborator and a manager of an Elvis Presley impersonator. I studied the art of sleeping standing up & drinking lying down with nearly disastarous consequences. I read wherever/whenever I can. If … Continue reading Paul Hawkins

#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

Servant Drone Bristol performance

Bristol launch for Servant Drone As bruno was unable to travel to Bristol last Friday, Paul and poet Sarer Scotthorne read nearly all of Servant Drone, Sarer reading bruno’s text. We read at the Bloom & Curll Bookshop to a lively crowd, well supported by Bristol/Porto Association members. Liz Gamlin, the BPA chairwoman introduced the … Continue reading Servant Drone Bristol performance

PORTO: Servant Drone launch at Gato Vadio

bruno neiva and I had a fantastic launch and improvised collaborative reading for Servant Drone night at Gato Vadio on Saturday 19th March. The event was filmed and will be available in the near future. We read the whole of the experimental text book with a break in the middle and took questions afterwards. The … Continue reading PORTO: Servant Drone launch at Gato Vadio

CARNEVIL

Tony White’s Piece of Paper Press publishes number 30

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The thirtieth title from Piece of Paper Press is CARNEVIL by Los Angeles-based artist Steven Hull, which has been produced in a limited edition of 200 numbered copies.

In 2014 Hull made the Circus of Death for actor Jack Black’s Festival Supreme at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The dark and humorous circus—described by the LA Times as an ‘an art installation like no other [an] artist-designed theme park’—included a spooky train ride that carried passengers through artist-made fantastical worlds such as The Iceberg of Torment, Monster Windmill and Marionette Castle. The circus also featured a handmade monster merry-go-round, creepy puppet shows, large-scale video projections, sculptures and freak-show characters. The selected drawings in CARNEVIL were made in preparation for Circus of Death, and have been re-imagined for this book.

‘Psychologically prickly … its raucous abundance here mostly mixes incoherent chaos with psychedelic fun … The cacophony of opposing artistic…

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Slam poetry is a genre. Or how to avoid slam clichés…

Sam Berkson on Slam poet cliche’s and how (maybe) to avoid them . . .

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I saw someone share Canadian poet Chris Gilpin’s blog from last year arguing that we need to avoid “adopting the term ‘slam poet’”. Slam poetry, he says, is not a ‘genre’. It’s a way of running an open mic and it’s an international movement, emerging historically with the aim of freeing poetry from the “elite cultural gatekeepers”. It is excellent critique and I hope it is read far and wide by young poets who engage in live performance. Gilpin complains:

“Aspiring slam participants (and apparently even those who have no interest in participating) … copy the most obvious elements of performance cliché—yelling, speed, tones of distress, waving their arms—believing that they are correctly recreating a cool, new poetic style. In this way, the idea of slam poetry has crushed a great deal of artistic self-expression, encouraging poets to conform to something they can’t even define.”

The fact that he can…

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