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Thursday, December 08, 2016

Jivan Astfalck: Happy Birthday Dear Patricia (a video)



also via this raw link:
https://youtu.be/uTGpVSCR5gE

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Sheila Farrell: from 'resurfacing' (for Patricia)


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Joanne Ashcroft: Hole-rabbit the Down Alice (A Birthday Poem for Patricia Farrell Being 60)

Alice was beginning thought Alice was
      considering did Alice think when she
thought it over Alice started down went
      Alice in the world she was
that Alice not a moment before
      she found herself Alice had learnt
(Alice had no idea) so Alice
      soon began talking again here Alice
began to get rather sleepy Alice
      was not a bit hurt went
Alice like the wind when Alice
      had been all the way and
Alice’s first thought fitted Alice poor
    Alice Alice had begun
wise little Alice look first Alice
      ventured to taste it what a
curious feeling Alice said to herself
      poor Alice to herself rather sharply
Alice to pretend to be two
      people well I’ll eat it said
Alice but Alice had got so
much so she set to work

Joanne Ashcroft blogs at ; other work may be read here. Her collaboration with Patricia Farrell may be read here.

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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Did you say Vogue or Rogue, Madam? December 1956


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For Patricia Farrell - A Mix(tieth) for her Sixtieth by Graham Lovatt Specials


http://www.grahamlovatt.com/

Graham Lovatt presents his Mixtieth for Patricia's Sixtieth! His website may be found here and the mixitape may be accessed here or here.

My website: http://www.grahamlovatt.com/patricias-60th-birthday-mix.html
  
The PLAYLIST will be displayed here once Patricia has listened to it FIRST!

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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Bryan Biggs: To Patricia (watercolours)


Andrew Taylor: Trains and White Fields (for Patricia Farrell)

Trains and White Fields 
        for Patricia Farrell

Up here
      against the window
rain pelts

the white has remained
fluorescent 

Space enough to sleep
white dots on blue

Tailor made blinds in a rainbow of colours
are available 

Cold tea 
      slightly milky
remnants 

in a Whittard mug
leftover from the 90s

a Northern Line greeting 
the archive remains

Painting winter hollow the fields an empty sight
the hills are like sorrow

Mike Lawson's ‘Christ in the Wilderness’
bubble wrapped stored

Up here
     music 
transports 

[acknowledgements to Brett Anderson]
Patricia reading at Blackburne House; photo (c) Andrew Taylor.

 Andrew Taylor is a lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University. He previously worked at Edge Hill University with Patricia Farrell. On occasion, they would share a train journey to Ormskirk and the walk to the university. Often they would talk about poetry and art. They also shared time together as members of the Edge Hill Poetry and Poetics Research Group. Once they went to Tate Liverpool with creative writing students. They also launched their debut poetry collections together in Liverpool. See here for that event!

More on Andrew Taylor from those Poetry and Poetics Research Group 1 days here (with poetry) and here (with poetics). And his website for up to date information here.

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Monday, December 05, 2016

Gilbert Adair: PMB for Patrica



PMB                                        for Patricia



I must learn how to express

the gentleness of things’ roughened

textures way I sketcht my nudes here   

in Paris. the only way to get some-

where & become something. let’s

paint all week & on Saturday I will

come to you. an impatience even w/

apostrophes. (telegrams). blaming

“all men” y’know one himself not

having been raised as one. wie

schade. I will be sent on a train into

this century.


Gilbert Adair 

"PMB" is taken from Syzem Book Two, an aesthetic/cultural translation of William Blake's Milton Book Two presently in progress (Book One having been published by Veer in 2014). The extract was written perhaps a year ago, w/ Patricia - who first introduced me to the work of Paula Modersohn-Becker and her importance for Rilke, as well as her relevance to any contemporary take on the Orpheus and Eurydice myth (a version of which, perhaps unconsciously, seems to be playing out in Blake's poem) - very much in mind. That is, w/ Patricia very much in mind. For this, much gratitude - and Happy 60th! (GA)

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Sunday, December 04, 2016

Adrian Clarke: An Austerity Measure for Patricia’s Birthday


rat cat
King action
misplaced one
-way arrow
static disrupts
the fabulist
off course
Leviathan beached
Babelish nonplussed
at the
crossroads tongues
glossing origins
too old
to hunt


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Jazz Monthly December 1956

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Saturday, December 03, 2016

Partricia Farrell's poems (online links and video)

See a list of Patricia's publications here. And an account of the publication of her Shearsman volume The Zechstein Sea here. Some thoughts on the publication of her Veer score A Space Completely Filled with Matter here.

See here for 'Travelling on one Ticket', from this blog. 

Hear her reading at The Other Room (Manchester) here. And here you may access her British Library recordings on the Archive of the Now.

‘Tower of Silence’ appeared on Shadowtrain here.

Finally, watch the video of Patricia performing 'Conversational Nuisance', her collaboration with Joanne Ashcroft, as performed at the Liverpool Camrade in early 2015. Note ears. There's a little bit more about it here.




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 Patricia launching her Knives Forks and Spoons booklet at Mello Mello in Liverpool

Friday, December 02, 2016

LIFE December 1956: Special Issue: The American Woman

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Patricia Farrell: Links to some visual work


Last year Veer published Patricia's A Space Filled Completely Filled with Matter and I posted the publication details here. This work was a visual dance score written for Jennifer Cobbing and she performed it a number of times, with Jennifer and with Veryan Weston (See here for some details; and here).

The work may also be viewed here in low-fi, but the print version is the true representation of its glory. Here they are as raw links:






http://robertsheppard.blogspot.co.uk/2006/07/patricia-farrell-completely-filled.html








Here is an early addition to this blog here, a visual work by Patricia, 'Tomorrow's Attack Objects Talk'

Here are some images of Patricia installing her art work at Bank Street Arts in Sheffield, a brilliant set of 25 images to accompany Helen Tookey's poems, '25 Views of Japan'. 

A previously unposted image of Helen and Patricia dismantling the exhibition
See more images from Card Alpha here.

Read (no images) about the collaborative work with Robert Sheppard Fandango Loops here.

Here's a bonus track, as it were, the computer image Patricia made for the cover of my book The Poetry of Saying. I gave it the silly title Otherwise Than Beings, but then there are not many good jokes in the world of Levinasian studies!

Patricia in Amsterdam

http://patriciafarrell.weebly.com/visual-work.html

takes you to more visual work on her website  http://patriciafarrell.weebly.com

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