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Review of The Architecture of Chance in Trumpet

Issue 5 of Poetry Ireland's literary pamphlet Trumpet  (Spring 2016) carries Michael S. Begnal's review of The Architecture of Chance  - in a piece also discussing Trevor Joyce's Rome's Wreck and Peter O'Neill's The Dark Pool . Begnal describes the book's devices as "similar perhaps to Dada, Oulipo or the more recent Flarf poets" and remarks that despite such practices often being looked upon as "rarefied or merely academic exercises" the work is in fact "deeply engaged with the world, at times outright political". He uses examples as varied in approach as 'XXXXX', 'From Something to Nothing', 'Prime Time' and 'Two Nudes' to discuss the book's concerns (its "wry socioeconomic critique" among others) and concludes with the view that The Architecture of Chance "manages to be continually engaging, often surprising, and frequently funny". My thanks to Michael Begnal for

gorse No. 5

Issue 5 of  gorse  was published at the end of March, ushering in the second phase of the journal: publication frequency is now up to three times a year (March, July, November) with the page count set at 200 pages. The new single issue price is €13.00. “It’s certainly a work of great beauty even before you open it. After only four issues it’s become one of the most regarded journals around.” – Daniel McCabe, Magalleria In this issue I'm proud and excited to be publishing brand new poetry from SJ Fowler ('Prism' - from a sequence celebrating Edward Snowden), Linda Kemp (four poems), Alan Jude Moore ('Gabriel'), Doireann Ní Ghríofa (two poems), and James Wilkes (the sequence 'Sputniks'). Susan Tomaselli's editorial 'The Geometry Blinked Ruin Unimaginable' introduces the themes running through the issue, discussing among much else Andy Warhol's 'Death and Disaster' series, Rachel Kushner's The Flamethrowers , Marinetti and Th

Phonica: Two

Phonica is a Dublin-based poetry and music venture with an emphasis on multiformity and the experimental. Conceived, curated and hosted by Christodoulos Makris and Olesya Zdorovetska , it aims to provide an outlet for the exploration and presentation of new ideas, a space where practitioners from different artforms can converse, and an environment conducive to collaborative enterprise and improvisation. Media: Phonica: One  compilation video  |  Phonica feature in the current issue of Totally Dublin (April 2016) For Phonica: Two , the curators will be joined by Fergus Kelly , James King , Paul Roe and Catherine Walsh to explore spaces between sound poetry, performance, new music, experimental poetics, invented instruments and collaboration. Wednesday 13 April, 8pm Jack Nealons, 165 Capel Street, Dublin 1 Admission Free Fergus Kelly is a sound artist from Dublin working with field recording, soundscape composition, invented instruments and improvisation. He has sh