The Northern Charter
Commercial Union House
39 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle, NE1 6QE
Project Space open during events only
Wednesday June 11th
The Northern Charter presents the second
POETRY // TEXT // PERFORMANCE
It's about time Newcastle had a semi-regular night for poetry and at last it has arrived....
Lila Matsumoto is from Japan and the US and has been living in Scotland for seven years. She currently resides in Edinburgh where she completed her PhD on 1960s experimental poetry magazines. She edits the little magazine SCREE . Her poetry has recently appeared in places such as Jacket2, Dusie, and Internal Leg and Cutlery Preview, and she has performed at festivals including Alloa Poetry Jamboree and Cork SoundEye.
the terminator tells the entire kitchen staff to gather around
who's he to say?
to tell us to do a stupid dance"
Christina Chalmers has recently published her first book WORK SONGS with Shit Valley Press. Christina was born in Edinburgh, and lives in London, at the whim of Jobcentre+, after longer and shorter stints in Cambridge and Naples. She has also published poems in a bunch of journals like The Claudius App, Scree, and The Internal Leg review.
"My eyes are the size of your pores,
Your pores like klein
Bottles boating Euclid's mooring -
Beauty is folding up its own laurels
Your callused skin wrinkling
In coniferous spines drop their pining
Like a Hyperinflated note"
Tom Allen lives in Berlin. He has recently published an essay entitled 'Diversion to the knowledge of the damned / Preliminary Notes after Care Homes' in MATERIALS journal http://material-s.blogspot.co.uk/, as well as an essay on eating sin for mute magazine http://www.metamute.org/community/your-posts/not-portrayal-part-nature-adorno’s-final-words-natural-beauty. This will be his second poetry reading.
"All silent. Dark background upon which there
makes a chance
I calibrate towards a wolf and from the sea.
I am hungry and not sure. Monday."
Organised by Ed Luker, with Dawn Bothwell and Paul Becker from The Northern Charter.
18 Crazy Angels
Women Artists of the North East Library