John Hall: soon and recent

Andy Brown is editing a collection of essays on Kelvin Corcoran, to be published by Shearsman. I'll be working on an essay on the part that songs and song play in his poems.
I am collaborating with David Prior of liminal on a 'paper' for The Shape of Song: a conference on lyric poetry due to take place in Cambridge on 7 and 8 July 2012.
I have prepared a review on Strictly Illegal: Poems by John Wieners,  Art by Gilbert and George;  selected and introduced by Jeremy Reed, compiled by Patricia Hope Scanlon, Artery Editions, 2011. This will appear in a forthcoming issue of Tears in the Fence.
Nicholas Johnson of etruscan books is planning another selection of my poems, to act as a companion volume to else here. No material will be repeated. Other selections will be made from earlier publications (probably especially Days). Then There is the provisional title.
Ian Brinton will be editing a collection of essays on the work of Peter Hughes, with whom I collaborated on Interscriptions. I shall contribute an essay on one of his recent publications.
A collection of essays on poetics and performance writing is still planned for publication, to be edited by Larry Lynch.
Still hoping that Lee Harwood and I can get Loose Packed produced as a pack of playing cards. There are production challenges!
'Foot, mouth and ear: some thoughts on prosody and performance' is now out in the On Foot issue of Performance Research (Vol. 17, No 2, April 2012). I take 'foot' in the sense given to it in prosody and return again to Douglas Oliver's considerations about the performativity of the beat in poetry (Poetry and Narrative in Performance, Basingstoke: The Macmillan Press, 1989).
Participation in PW12 weekend at The Arnolfini, Bristol, May 4 - 6, 2012 ('Avoid a void' hung in Light Gallery; reading alongside Peter Jaeger, Marianne Morris, Harriet Tarlo and Nick Thurston, with David Coulter improvising on various instruments in between; panel discussion on Performance Writing, looking ahead from 2012).
John James at Birkbeck: book launch, with John James reading, Simon Perril reading, brief talks from Rod Mengham, Simon Perril and John Hall, and discussion. Keynes Library, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD, March 9th 2012
Included in Certain Prose of the English Intelligencer, edited by Neil Pattison, Retha Pattison and Luke Roberts (Cambridge: Mountain Press, 2012)
Lyric & Polis, a symposium of poetry and poetics curated by Marianne Morris. Evening of Friday 17 and all day Saturday 18 February 2012, Penryn and Falmouth, Cornwall, UK. Click for details.
'Repeatedly avoiding repetition'. A reading and showing as part of again: on repetition, an informal symposium on repetition in practice. The Project Space, SPACE Studios, London E8 3RH. Organised by Marianne Holm Hansen. Details.
Reading and conversation with Richard Povall on the Wordquest slot of Soundart Radio, 10.00 - 11.00 am Thursday 17th November 2011. Podcast here (go to Wordquest-fm No 17).
Interscriptions, a correspondence, a sequence of texts and image- texts produced in collaboration with Peter Hughes. Newton-le-Willows: Knives Forks and Spoons Press, July 2011
‘Making it new out of old hat: the words in Lone Twin’, chapter in Good Luck Everybody: Lone Twin, Journeys Performances Conversations, edited by David Williams and Carl Lavery, Aberystwyth: Performance Research Books, 2011

An exhibition of visual texts

Viewpoint Gallery, Plymouth College of Art, Tavistock Place, Plymouth PL4 8AT; 01752 203 434

Exhibition now down

Work shown included:

Interscriptions: a correspondence, a collaboration with Peter Hughes)

Twenty image-text overlays, produced in an email exchange between the two collaborators (correspondents). Each is accompanied with a quatrain.

Loose Packed, a collaboration with Lee Harwood

Lee Harwood about to deal in the inaugural card game of Loose Packed (Photo by Anthony Caleshu)
Jerome Fletcher declares his hand. Framed versions of some of the pieces are behind him (Photo by Anthony Caleshu)
Heartfelt, some sketches on the heart, mostly in pink.
Me-roar, nine pieces set in mirror frames
(Photo by Anthony Caleshu)
Two road signs, Avoid and No access
(Photo by Anthony Caleshu)