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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 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)

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

BE THE SOUND NOT THE ECHO

What five things make an outstanding magazine? Great journalism  Graphic design and format A point of view  Be the sound, not the echo Photography and photographic usage This is the advice of Paul Gorman, curator of COLD LIPS’ MUST SEE exhibition of the summer – PRINT! TEARING IT UP.  It is free and runs until 22nd August at Somerset House.  THIS WEEKEND they host the  … Continue reading BE THE SOUND NOT THE ECHO

VOODOOTRON + SEX CELLS OUT TODAY

AND THEY’RE PLAYING LIVE AT OUR FREEEE CELEBRATION OF LIFE LATER AT THE SOCIAL! DOORS AT 7pm! VOODOOTRON is the new project from Glaswegian-born Londoner Gil De Ray – and Parisian-born Helsinki resident, Benjamin Floor Trauma.  “The Gun Club on mushrooms” is how COLD LIPS’ DJ Chris Rotter describes it, but with elements of Ray Manzarek’s piano for The Doors, and the gnarling bass of … Continue reading VOODOOTRON + SEX CELLS OUT TODAY