A notice to interested poets/filmmakers:
The coordinators of This Collection (which featured a couple of my poems early last year) are now working towards re-starting their programme of filmmaking workshops and gearing up to their next showcase of films and poems. They will be in attendance tonight at TraVerses.
TraVerses is an exploration of poetry in collaboration and poetry that enters into dialogue with other artforms and media, held by the Traverse Theatre. Stefa and Claire will be there to talk about this collection to anyone who’s interested in finding out a bit more about where the project is headed. Hope you’ll join them in Traverse Bar Cafe from 8pm.
Traverse Bar Cafe, Cambridge Street, Edinburgh
13 December 2010, 8pm
More information on the event: http://www.cityofliterature.com/whats-on.aspx?sec=5&pid=20&item=222
Posted by Aiko Harman on 12.13.10
So excited to find my name among the many many excellent young british poets listed on Todd Swift’s list, here:
He describes this list as follows:
‘The 200+ poets listed below represent a large part of The Young British Poets wave that appeared in the first decade of the 21st century - a decade arguably as definitive for British and world culture as that which cleaved 1910 from 1920.’
It is an open-ended list and people are free to recommend young poets to Todd via the site. Thanks to whoever kindly recommended me!
Posted by Aiko Harman on 8.17.10
I stumbled upon a review of Obakarama and Coin Opera, two small anthologies by Sidekick Books, at Hand+Star magazine. I have a poem, ‘Kappa’, in Obakarama, so was excited to see it mentioned in John Challis’ review:
‘This is a book of pseudo Japanese fairy tales, illustrated by abbreviated Manga and Chinese dragons, whilst filled with the omnipresent panic of a childhood persistence that there is a creature under the bed. Aiko Harman tells of the Japanese bogeyman in Kappa, the creatures lurking in the water:
I believed you
It’s a challenge to unravel the monster behind the picture and poem in Obakarama…’
the day you cried until the moon grew
out of the sea like a white bowl, and you told me
a kappa ate my father.
Excellent! Get copies of Obakarama and Coin Opera at Sidekick Books, here: http://drfulminare.com/publications.html
Posted by Aiko Harman on 6.08.10
On June 27th as part of the West Port Book Festival, I’ll be reading again at the Main Point book’s Concise Ceilidh. This ‘literary ceilidh’ takes place inside a lovely wee secondhand bookstore in the West Port. The event is FREE but ticketed (with tickets to all WPBF events available from their site). Hope you’ll come along if you’re in town!
textualities.net Concise Ceilidh
Main Point Books, 8 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh
Sunday, June 27th, 2010
with: Nick-e Melville, Rodney Relax, Anita Govan, and more!
ps. The West Port Book Festival has loads more great events and readings on - all FREE - and I’m looking forward to trying to snag myself some bookbinding workshop tickets and to hearing some great poets read.
Posted by Aiko Harman on 6.06.10
On June 18th I’ll be reading at the launch of the Edinburgh Review, Japan issue. Hopefully I’ll be able to post some photos or sound clips from the event.
Edinburgh Review: Japan issue Launch
Friday 18th June 2010
Japanese Consul General’s residence.
Please keep an eye out for ER at your local bookstores, or buy one from the Edinburgh Review online store.
Posted by Aiko Harman on 6.06.10
A handful of my poems were recently accepted for the Human Genre Project, a collaboration of the arts and sciences which asked poets and writers to write about the human chromosomes. Genomics Forum Writer in Residence and Human Genre Project editor Ken MacLeod will be chairing a panel of new and established poets who’ll give us their readings and thoughts on the subject, this Thursday! Details:
The Social Sessions 03: Base Pairs and Couplets
January 13th, 2010
Scottish Poetry Library, 5 Crichton’s Close, Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DT
Ron Butlin, Brian McCabe, Tracey S. Rosenberg, Kelley Swain, and Ryan Van Winkle. Chaired by Ken MacLeod.
This event is FREE, but as venue space is limited, please confirm your attendence to firstname.lastname@example.org
Organised by: ESRC Genomics Forum in partnership with the Scottish Poetry Library
Posted by Aiko Harman on 1.12.10