Storm and Golden Sky at the Caledonia
Up the stairs (at the back of the barroom, above the pub name, above) at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool, £5, 7 pm spot-on start!
FRIDAY 30th October 2015
A performance for poetry, sound and voice, featuring
Alan Halsey: poet and performer
Steve Boyland: vocalist and performer
Geraldine Monk is a British poet. She was born in Blackburn, Lancashire in 1952. Since the late 1970s, she has published many collections of poetry and has recorded her poetry in collaboration with musicians. Monk's poetry has been published in many anthologies
'Geraldine Monk is both a comic and a ferocious writer.she writes with a sense of fury that is almost drowned out by laughter.’ Tim Allen
'.wild, erotic and deeply strange writing. A poetry that reveals the unspeakable weirdness of the everyday.’ Sean Bonney
‘I am continuously awed by Monk’s opening out of experiential spaces both in terms of drama and close feeling, the way she catches the small words we offer in the face of immensities.’ David Annwn
A mini-biobib of outscapes and interiors may be read here: Mystories
· A Nocturnall Upon S. Lucies Day Being The Shortest Day (Gargoyle Editions, 2004)
· Escafeld Hangings (West House Books, 2005)
· Ghost & Other Sonnets (Salt Publishing, 2008)
· Lobe Scarps & Finials (Leafe Press, 2011)
· Pendle Witch-Words (Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2012)
· CUSP: Recollections of Poetry in Transition, ed. Geraldine Monk, (Shearsman Books 2012)
Alan Halsey (born 1949) is a British poet. He managed The Poetry Bookshop in Hay-on-Wye from 1979 to 1997. Since 1997, Halsey has lived in Sheffield, working as a specialist bookseller and publishing West House Books.
Alan Halsey founded West House Books in 1994 to publish contemporary poetry and poetry-related work. In recent years, he has managed it in partnership with his wife, the British poet Geraldine Monk.
Alan Halsey's collection of poems include Five Years Out (1989), Wittgenstein's Devil (2000), Marginalien (2005) and Not Everything Remotely (2006). In addition, his prose works include The Text of Shelley's Death (1995) and A Robin Hood Book (1996). Among his collaborative works are Fit to Print  with Karen Mac Cormack (1998), Days of '49 with Gavin Selerie (1999) and Quaoar with Ralph Hawkins and Kelvin Corcoran (2006). He is the author of several essays on Thomas Lovell Beddoes and the editor of the later version of Beddoes' Death's Jest-Book (2003). His graphics have been widely published. Halsey's text-graphic work Memory Screen was shown at the Bury Text Festival in 2005.
A Looking-Glass for Logoclasts: Retrospective
Other graphic sequences
Steve Boyland is an improvising vocalist, performance artist and voice teacher of international stature. His reputation is founded on the eclecticism and intensity of his solo work, as well as a portfolio of acclaimed collaborations with international practitioners in the fields of music, visual art and dance. However, despite the range and quality of these collaborations, it is perhaps in his solo improvisations –often performed in the rarified aesthetic and acoustical environments of galleries and churches – that we most closely encounter the artistic and philosophical essence of his work.
|Licensee Laura before the bar|
Storm is run by Nathan Jones, Eleanor Rees, Michael Egan and Robert Sheppard.