Exhibition of selected visual poems from the Deaf Issue, Magma 69 at the Torriano Meeting House, London

The Deaf Issue, Magma 69 published fantastic poems responding to the theme of D/deafness and many of them stood out for their visual and formal qualities. A selection of the most interesting and innovative visually are being exhibited at the Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, London NW5 2RX. You can see them throughout February and March and attend some great poetry readings



It’s 2018 and by popular demand This Isle Has Voices is back!
Sunday 21st January 2018 at 7.00pm
at the Proud Archivist Gallery!
Talented writers reading their work with skilled musicians improvising. 
The theme ​for this event​ is: GHOSTS.
We’re thrilled 

​to present

TIHV3’s writers: 

LISA KELLY (poetry)
GARETH REES (fiction)
They’ll be reading their hauntingly beautiful poems and spine-tingling short fiction live,
with music improvised by the devilishly good Andrei Ionescu and Kester Hynds.
Prepare to be spooked and mesmerized by the return of things we thought

​long gone

and by faces forgotten.

All procceds will go to help the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster.
Curated by Chris Rolls and Natalie Katsou
Photography by Yiannis Katsaris
The Archivist Gallery
Unit V, 2-10 Hertford Road, Haggerston
N1 5ET London

​ £6  with a free glass of wine
Book online or buy them at the door​
Like us and follow us on FB @IsleHasVoices
​Cannot wait to see you there!​

How We Hear – Southbank Centre 6 December 2017, 8 pm

Consider how sound shapes our relationship with one another and the wider world as we launch Magma 69, The Deaf Issue, a magazine that includes poems by d/Deaf poets exploring deafness, how we hear and what we are deaf to.

Following on from the launch, poets Ksenia Balabina, Alison Smith and Donna Williams join a panel discussion with editors Lisa Kelly and Raymond Antrobus about BSL poetry, text, image and metaphor of d/Deaf poetics and the challenges of translation.

Join us for an evening of poetry where visual and oral aesthetics connect, clash and commune.

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Arachne Press at The Poetry Book Fair Saturday 30 September

Looking forward to reading tomorrow for Arachne Press with Jeremy Dixon and Sarah James hosted by Cherry Potts at the Poetry Book Fair, Conway Hall, London. We will be in the no-doubt glorious sunshine in the Garden Cafe from 4.30 on. Hope to see you there….

16.30 Arachne Press
Jeremy Dixon, Lisa Kelly and Sarah James
Showcasing poets Arachne have published in our anthologies, The Other Side of Sleep, Liberty Tales and Shortest Day, Longest Night. Experience a flush of openness in San Francisco, a long day on a till, an even longer night in a hotel, and time shifting about the three occupants of a house.