Dostoyevsky Wannabe: Digital Readings
James Davies reads an excerpt from his recent novel The Wood Pigeons
James Davies is the author of two novels — The Wood Pigeons (Dostoevsky Wannabe) & the psychedelic adventure When Two Are in Love or As I Came To Behind Frank’s Transporter (published by Crater and written in collaboration with Philip Terry). The short story The Ten Superstrata of Stockport J. Middleton, a rewrite of the first page of Philip K. Dick’s The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, came out recently from Ma Bibliothèque. He is also a poet whose most recent collection is the pamphlet Forty-Four Poems and a Volta published by Red Ceilings Press. His other books of poetry include stack (Carcanet) and Plants (Reality Street). Find out more at www.jamesdaviespoetry.com
Maria Sledmere reads a selection of her poems from recent and forthcoming pamphlets. These are lyric works that engage with the temporal, affective and medial disorientations of life in a time of ecological and otherwise breakdown, felt at the level of the everyday.
‘Mint Green Card’
‘Unplugged in New York’
Maria Sledmere is editor-in-chief at SPAM Press and member of A+E Collective. Her recent publications include infra•structure – with Katy Lewis Hood (Broken Sleep) and Chlorophyllia (OrangeApple Press). Maria co-edited, with Rhian Williams, the anthology the weird folds: everyday poems from the anthropocene, forthcoming from Dostoyevsky Wannabe.
Emma Bolland is an artist and writer ‘who works experimentally with literatures, translations, script and screenwriting, text, space, performance, drawing, and the moving image. This includes an investigation of the problematics and ambiguities of an expanded understanding of translation—between languages and language codes, and between modes of writing, reading and speaking’.
— Derek Horton
Selected forthcoming in 2020: