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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

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 Letter from the Editor

Cold Lips 05 was a short run print edition put together over a couple of nights, to bring together content which had been sifted through over the previous year. Only 50 copies were made, and were largely given away at gigs for the Vagrant Lovers, with Danielle De Picciotto, in Berlin, and a poetry night Kirsty Allison did in Prague. There was an intention to … Continue reading Cold Lips 05 Letter from the Editor

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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

Cold Lips 05 MALIK AMEER CRUMPLER

Cold Lips 05 was a short run print edition put together over a couple of nights by editor Kirsty Allison to bring together content from the past year. 50 copies were sold and (largely) given away at gigs in Berlin and Prague. Thanks to all contributors. These pages feature the wondrous Malik Ameer Crumpler, the Paris-based poet and musician, whose band, Madison Washington is released … Continue reading Cold Lips 05 MALIK AMEER CRUMPLER

COLD LIPS 05 TRINITY TRISTAN & SCOTT TEMPLE

These pages feature the collaboration of the wonderful, London-based but most international, artist and writer Trinity Tristan – a rare sequin on a beach of shells, with the immaculately energised poet/actor/director/writer who whirls with Hemingway’s promise, Scott Temple. Together they explore the delicate emergence of a summer friendship which passed from the deepest intimacies, in every sense a transition, through a work that began as … Continue reading COLD LIPS 05 TRINITY TRISTAN & SCOTT TEMPLE