if p then q is an independent poetry press, specialising in conceptualism and other modes of contemporary writing. The press is as much interested in the term ‘art’ as it is in ‘poetry’. For the past ten years the press has been disseminating a range of vital works. The poems tell the story.
Note that this is a free event. Think: as much fun as a night seeing Kraftwerk, etc. but £100 cheaper.
Tim Allen’s poetry is situated in the post-avant and has its roots in symbolist euphony and surrealism. In September 2017 he published Under the Cliff Like, a re-appropriation of Grainger’s Index to Poetry. https://ifpthenq.co.uk/books/allen-tim-under-the-cliff-like/
Lucy Harvest Clarke work is never concrete, and specific readings unlikely. A highly charged visceral poetry that can be seen in her two if p then q publications Be3a and Silveronda. https://ifpthenq.co.uk/books/clarke-lucy-harvest-silveronda/
Peter Jaeger’s latest book, the long poem Midamble, concerns his walking practice to sacred sites all over the globe. He has also published A Field Guide to Lost Things with if p then q. https://ifpthenq.co.uk/books/jaeger-peter-midamble/
Tom Jenks work is often verbivocovisual and always hilarious. He has published three books with if p then q. A new book of flash fiction will be launched at the event. https://ifpthenq.co.uk/books/jenks-tom-a-priori/
Emma Cocker is a writer-artist whose work explores the slippage between writing on page, to performance in time, between still and moving image, between individual and collective action. An if p then q publication is in the pipeline. http://not-yet-there.blogspot.co.uk/
Stephen Emmerson is interested in the merger of conceptual art and poetic practices. His works for if p then q include the automatic templates Poetry Wholes, as well as Family Portraits, a collection which encourages the ingurgitation of poetry enhancing pills. https://ifpthenq.co.uk/books/emmerson-stephen-family-portraits/