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
Steve Hancock came round at 7.15 but couldn’t talk as I had to leave at 8.00.
Met Charlie and Chris in The White Horse.
Drank 3 litres of cider in the Churchyard and got pissed on a bottle of Sherry in the garden.
Don’t remember crawling along the carpet in front of Ruth’s Mam. Continue reading Cold Lips 01
“People are always saying ‘literally’ and they mean figuratively. Literally doesn’t mean literally anymore. Cause what defines a meaning of a word is how it is used. Language ain’t hard and fast, even in the Oxford dictionary. So ‘literally’ now, if you look in the Oxford English Dictionary, it no longer means the absolute fact. This is the conversation: He treated her like shit, literally. What? He flushed her down the lavatory? I mean no, surely, figuratively? In this case.” Continue reading Dr John Cooper Clarke podcast
We built this City
We built this City on Rock n Roll
No you didn’t. Workers with too short lives, never enough time or resource and a succession of ailments fucking did. Continue reading Mark Gilroy: Giant Minds And Sniper Strikes
Two poems in response to Steve McQueen, Tate Modern Continue reading Steve McQueen, body of evidence, Tate Modern
DANIELLE DE PICCIOTTO plays a rare show in London on 3 August for Cold Lips at The Social, as part of the free Prison Tan summer series. Describing herself as an interdisciplinary artist, her current live show combines spoken word with electronics and visuals, and her new beautiful new album, Deliverance is a gatefold vinyl and book, produced by former-journalist, John Robb of The Membranes, and founder … Continue reading Who is Danielle De Picciotto?
I can’t wait.
I hope you’ll come.
I want to give Danielle the audience she deserves. It’ll be a truly special escape.
THIS PARTY IS NEXT WEEK. It’s at the Bomb Factory in Holloway. It will be excellent. BELOW IS A PICK OF TONIGHT’S CULTURAL SLICKNESS OF LONDON. TONIGHT THURSDAY: COLD LIPS FAVE UP N COMER OF EASEL Sam Jackson whose penchant for tattooing the faces of the infamous – has a show opening at OLD STREET’S CHARLIE SMITH GALLERY And further east, into Whitechapel, Gallery 46 is showing a group … Continue reading THURSDAY NIGHT IN LONDON TOWN