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Anathema # 7 with Hotel

Sunday 27 August 2017, 15:00 to 18:00

Bristol's monthly experimental poetry event, in special collaboration with Hotel Magazine.

An afternoon of experimental poetry + performance, featuring:

SOPHIE SEITA - 'My Little Enlightenment Plays'

Sophie Seita works with language on the page, in performance, and in translation. She has presented her work at the Serpentine Gallery, La MaMa Galleria (NYC), Company Gallery (NYC), Issue Project (Brooklyn), SoundEye (Cork, Ireland), Neue Töne Festival (Stuttgart, Germany), Goethe-Institut New York, and elsewhere.

Her publications include Les Bijoux Indiscrets, or, Paper Tigers (Gauss PDF, 2017), Meat (Little Red Leaves, 2015), Fantasias in Counting (BlazeVOX, 2014), 12 Steps (Wide Range, 2012), and i mean i dislike that fate that i was made to where, a translation of the German poet Uljana Wolf (Wonder, 2015). Other work has appeared in (or is forthcoming from) The White Review, Lana Turner, Bomb, 3:AM, PEN America, Currently & Emotion (Test Centre, 2016), and Raphael Sbrzesny’s artist book Service Continu 7/7 (Spector Books, 2017).

The recipient of various awards and fellowships for her creative and critical work, she also received a PEN/Heim Grant (2015) for her forthcoming translation of Wolf’s Subsisters: Selected Poems (Belladonna*, 2017). She is a Junior Research Fellow at Queens’ College, Cambridge, where she’s currently editing a facsimile reprint of The Blind Man (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2017) and finishing her first monograph on avant-garde little magazine communities.

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KAREN SANDHU - 'Torches'

Karen Sandhu is a poet with an interest in artists’ books. She is a graduate of Royal Holloway’s MA in Poetic Practice. Her poetry has appeared in The Archive of the Now, HOW2, BlazeVOX and Wet Ink. She has collaborated with the Fox Reading Room, ICA London, and has written for The Blue Notebook: Journal for Artists’ Books. She lives in London, England.


Wanda O’Connor is a doctoral candidate in Critical and Creative Writing at Cardiff University. Recent writing is available in Molly Bloom, Asymptote, Datableed, Magma, Poetry Wales and The Best Canadian Poetry (Tightrope Books). Her chapbook, damascene road passaggio is available to order through Above/Ground Press.


Anathema #7 takes place in Arnolfini's Dark Studio.

Entry by donation.

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