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

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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

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

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

#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

Servant Drone book launches

Servant Drone launches Servant Drone (KF&S Press 2015) will be launched in 2016 with free readings of the whole text by bruno & me in Porto and myself in Bristol on the following dates; Saturday March 19: Gato Vadio Rua do rosário, 281 4050-525 Porto 8pm Friday March 25: Bloom & Curll Bookshop, 72 Colston … Continue reading Servant Drone book launches

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

Steve Spence reviews Place Waste Dissent for Stride

Steve Spence has reviewed new work by Sean Bonney, Rod Mengham and myself at Stride Magazine. 'There's also a sense of collaboration, both in the making of this book, and in its subject of resistance to heavy-handed authority, which combines a collective with an anarchistic outlook. This is social history presented pictorially and in fragmentary … Continue reading Steve Spence reviews Place Waste Dissent for Stride

Huck Magazine: Place Waste Dissent interview

Writer & photographer Josh GD interviewed me for HUCK Magazine. HUCK is a global magazine exploring the many facets of radical culture, be it surf, skate, snow, music, art, activism, pop culture, the environment and the world beyond. 'Paul’s latest book Place Waste Dissent, is a meshing of poetry, investigative journalism, and zine-style collage, featuring photos … Continue reading Huck Magazine: Place Waste Dissent interview

Tony White interviewed me about Place Waste Dissent for The Quietus

London author Tony White interviewed me for The Quietus about my recent Influx Press book, Place Waste Dissent. 'I loved Hawkins’ book. The lo-fi, analogue, cut and paste of word and image is richly redolent of that early ’90s squat and crusty culture. As I mention in the article, this was a scene that I … Continue reading Tony White interviewed me about Place Waste Dissent for The Quietus

Saturday Feb 27th on Resonance FM

Saturday Feb 27: Resonance FM The News Agents 2:30pm - 3:30pm I'll be on The News Agents show on eclectic arts radio Resonance FM again talking about radical housing, squatting, protest as well as reading from my recent Influx Press book Place Waste Dissent. I'll be there with poet Sarer Scotthorne, who will be reading … Continue reading Saturday Feb 27th on Resonance FM

Ambit Magazine reviews Place Waste Dissent

'Place Waste Dissent is poetry, collage, artist’s book, historical document, political tract. It draws a straight line of folk art from the ‘green man’ of pagan mythology to the DIY zine culture that it emerges from. The book-as-object tells you that it’s different the moment you see it, with heavy black edged pages, thick to … Continue reading Ambit Magazine reviews Place Waste Dissent

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

New Books

NEW books >> Place Waste Dissent (Influx Press) avant-garde experimental text collage I've a ltd. number of signed copies available £9.99 + p&p worldwide BUY Reviews '. . . 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 … Continue reading New Books

Place Waste Dissent book launches

https://twitter.com/Influxpress/status/673235012377051140 We had a packed-out, emotional launch last night at the wonderful Brick Lane Bookshop for Place Waste Dissent - many thanks to Danial Kramb and the bookshop, Gary Budden, Kit Caless, Influx Press, Sarer Scotthorne, George F., Lucy Furlong and all who came, including old friends from the No M11 Link Road and Claremont … Continue reading Place Waste Dissent book launches

Joe Ambrose on Place Waste Dissent

Arts agitator, writer and film-maker 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 write the … Continue reading Joe Ambrose on Place Waste Dissent

Poems in Yesterday’s Music Today (KF&S) anthology

I've poems in this new anthology published by Knives Forks and Spoons Press very recently. Contributors are Rosella Angwin, Sue Birchenough Elizabeth Burns, M.C. Caseley, Mike Ferguson, David Hart, Paul Hawkins Sarah James, Norman Jope, Jimmy Juniper, David Kennedy, John Lees, Rupert M. Loydell, Stephen C. Middleton, Ester Muchawsky-Schnapper, Sheila E. Murphy, Mario Petrucci, Jay … Continue reading Poems in Yesterday’s Music Today (KF&S) anthology

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 . . .