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Ketamine and the Great Poets. COLD LIPS 05: NIALL MCDEVITT x JOHNY BROWN

Irish poet Niall McDevitt lives in West London. He is the author of three critically acclaimed collections of poetry: b/w (Waterloo Press, 2010), Porterloo (International Times, 2013) and Firing Slits: Jerusalem Colportage (New River Press, 2016). His next collection will be BABYLON (a neoliberal theodicy) And Other Poems. Read more of his work at poetopography.wordpress.com, where among his battles with the ironies of totemic values … Continue reading Ketamine and the Great Poets. COLD LIPS 05: NIALL MCDEVITT x JOHNY BROWN

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COLD LIPS 05 x THE IDENTITY SPECTRUM: Power Poetry Politics and the movement of minds

An essay by Kirsty Allison The internet is an open letter.  And it is death. A letter from our own graves – It begs us to share, to connect, to swipe , to see. Amazing. We can go anywhere – we can be Anything.  The dream is Kubla Khan! But the demands of our digital existence reflect a fear of being deleted. The battery of … Continue reading COLD LIPS 05 x THE IDENTITY SPECTRUM: Power Poetry Politics and the movement of minds

Modern Poetry – live in Berlin

30 September 2020. 7pm local time, 6pm GMT(streamed by Neurotitan Gallery Berlin, Cold Lips & Gallery 46, London) Kirsty Allison, Rob Doyle, Kieran Leonard Neurotitan Gallery is the last remanent of the joy of reunification between East and West Berlin. After the wall fell in 1989, the free-for-all of the former no-man’s land in the area known as Mitte was attained by squatters in buildings … Continue reading Modern Poetry – live in Berlin

COLD LIPS 05 x PAUL SAKOILSKY

Paul Sakoilsky is the fabric of underground London’s art scene. A painter, performance artist and writer who has performed at our parties – for decades he has fearlessly documented the daftness of mainstream media in Britain in the Dark Times series of oil-painted ‘newspapers’, pounding ad hoardings of east London illicitly – and shown in numerous international galleries. In this poem, which he has performed … Continue reading COLD LIPS 05 x PAUL SAKOILSKY

COLD LIPS 05 x WIN HARMS

Win Harms first collection, In Harms Way on Barncott Press was published in 2013, and closely followed by October 22, also on Barncott Press. Proof being, that poetry saves lives. Her own path reading like Rimbaud’s, from flower arranger to runaway bride. Introduced to Cold Lips at our old Sylvia Plath Fan Club, by fellow poet, Ana Seferovic, and Nina Zivancevic – carrying the spirit … Continue reading COLD LIPS 05 x WIN HARMS

COLD LIPS 05 x Nina Antonia

Nina Antonia has supported Cold Lips from our embryonic days on the stage of the Sylvia Plath Fan Club, above a late-strip club of Shoreditch. Wielded by the literary establishment as a ‘cult writer’, the Liverpool-born author found herself too working class to walk through the doors of the NME, and ended up with another angle, knowing the bands better than any of them ever … Continue reading COLD LIPS 05 x Nina Antonia

COLD LIPS 05 DEAN STALHAM

Dean Stalham is a wondrous character, less drifting through life, more knowing it’s a rich dream whilst it lasts. With an eye for art, that’s taken him to prison, and the Royal Court, Dean’s known to have shifted Art somewhat illegally, with three stays at her majesty’s service after hauling £6 million’s worth of  four Andy Warhols, 13 Chagalls, 33 Dalis and two Cindy Shermans … Continue reading COLD LIPS 05 DEAN STALHAM

COLD LIPS 05 DAN FANTE’S LAST INTERVIEW by Rob Plath (and some more from Wrecking Ball’s Dave Windass)

We first published the poetry of American writer Rob Plath in Cold Lips 04. Mentored by the American author and playwright Dan Fante, in his latter days, in Cold Lips 05, Plath kindly shared the last official interview with the writer best known for drinking in a stream of reality which picked the bottle up from his father, smashed it over the head of Bukowski, … Continue reading COLD LIPS 05 DAN FANTE’S LAST INTERVIEW by Rob Plath (and some more from Wrecking Ball’s Dave Windass)