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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 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 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 TIM WELLS and DEREK RIDGERS

Two of the best documenteurs of subculture were united on these two pages in the fifth edition of Cold Lips. Britain’s best street photographer, Derek Ridgers, who studied aside Freddie Mercury at Ealing Art School, before turning his lens on the faces beneath the mass ocean who create the waves, his extensive and highly important archive has recently been taken on by friend of Cold … Continue reading Cold Lips 05 TIM WELLS and DEREK RIDGERS

Cold Lips 05 Cindy Fournier

Cindy Fournier is a writer, artist and performer living in London. Known as Swiss Cindy to Cold Lips, she first performed with with us at the Cultural Traffic Art Fair, and again at Holloway’s Bomb Factory, and Fitzrovia’s The Social, her muse bounces angularly, from native Switzerland, through the rails of gothic expression, in a jagged resetting of London’s avant-garde. She’s one of the pleasant … Continue reading Cold Lips 05 Cindy Fournier

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