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LONDON E8: Sunday's at Oto

Third Sunday of the month, 3-5 pm
Café Oto, 18-22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London E8 3DL (
£4 entry.

Presented by Peter Philpott (

Sep 21: Tim Atkins + Sophie Robinson + music tbc                              
Tim Atkins' Horace (O Books, 2007) gives the definitive, delightful & dangerous version for our days; Sophie Robinson's Killin' Kittenish (yt communications, 2006) frolics, frightens & fiercely fantasises
October 19: Keith Jebb  + The Mind Shop (music: Armorel Weston, John Gibbens and David Miller) + Alyson Torns
Keith Jebb's Hide White Space (Kater Murry's Press, 2006) runs it all together, sort of digests it & throws it in our faces; Alyson Torn's From the Lost Property Office: a quartet for Pessoa (Hearing Eye, 2006) plays a delicate game, but sets out to win

November 16: Tom Lowenstein + Hannah Silva + music tbc
Tom Lowenstein's Ancestors and Species (Shearsman 2005) brings back the voice of the Inuit, with accuracy, wit & depth; and Hannah Silva -Her physical performances, fast-talking delivery and innovative use of cut-up text make her one of the most ambitious and entertaining poets in the country' sez The Times

December 21: Frances Kruk + Jow Lindsay + Jonathan Styles (music)
Frances Kruk's A Discourse on Vegetation and Motion (Critical Documents, 2008) tells you more than you need, more even than you want, but better; Jow Lindsay's The Seven Curses Xena: Warrior Princess by Francis Crot (Critical Documents, 2008), that too tells all and more and better

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