September 5, 2021
On this episode, Richard talks to David Spittle.
David is a poet, filmmaker, and essayist. His first full collection, All Particles and Waves, was published by Black Herald Press (2020), following the pamphlet, B O X (HVTN, 2018). A recently published book of interviews, Light Glyphs (Broken Sleep Books), collects discussions with poets on Film and filmmakers on Poetry (including John Ashbery, Guy Maddin, Andrew Kötting and others). Spittle’s first short film, Light Noise, was funded and broadcast by the BBC – now available to watch on iPlayer. He has also written three operas and, in 2014, was commissioned by Bergen National Opera to write a song-cycle which has since been performed internationally. Spittle holds a PhD on the poetry of John Ashbery and Surrealism. He continues independent research across poetry, film and noise. His films can be viewed on Vimeo.
Inevitably, they discuss John Ashbery and surrealism, as well as Charles Olson, the social imperatives behind avant-garde writing, the creative possibilities of noise and degradation, books, movies and much more.
July 29, 2021
On this episode of Babel Parish Radio, Chloë talks to Amanda Earl.
Amanda (she/her) is a polyamorous pansexual feminist writer, visual poet, editor and publisher who lives in Ottawa with her husband Charles. Her creative mission is love, whimsy, exploration and connection with kindred misfits. Amanda's books are A World of Yes (DevilHouse, Ottawa, Ontario, 2015); Kiki (Chaudiere Books, Ottawa, Ontario, 2014 now available with Invisible Publishing), Coming Together Presents Amanda Earl (Coming Together, New York City, 2014). Her latest chapbook is En Fer, A Long Poem About A Love Affair (Ghost City Press, 2020). The Vispo Bible: Matthew is out with Knife Fork Book. Judith: Women Making Visual Poetry is out from Timglaset. Amanda is the managing editor of Bywords.ca and the fallen angel of AngelHousePress. Further information is available at AmandaEarl.com. Connect with Amanda on Twitter @KikiFolle and find out more through linktr.ee/amandaearl
June 2, 2021
In this episode, Richard talks to Aaron Kent. Aaron is a working class writer from Cornwall, now living in Wales. He edits Broken Sleep Books, which recently released his memoir, My Glorious Sundays, and will release his Collected Pamphlets in August. He also has his debut full-length collection, Angels the Size of Houses, forthcoming from Shearsman.
May 16, 2021
In this episode, Chloë speaks to JD Howse. JD is a poet who works across text, collage and film. His work has recently appeared in Re-Wilding, Datableed, Fruit and A Queer Anthology of Sickness. He curates Permeable Barrier, an online journal for film poetry and related material. His website can be found at jdhowse.com, and his Instagram @jdhowse.
April 19, 2021
On this episode of Babel Parish Radio, Chloë talks to one of our favorite contemporary poets. Sarah Dawson is a PhD student at the University of Leeds, studying failure in contemporary experimental poetry performance. expecting a different result, her collection of visual poems working through a process of mourning, was published in 2020 by HVTN’s new Interruptions imprint. Find out more here.
March 10, 2021
On the second episode of Babel Parish Radio, Chloë talks to Sascha Akhtar. They discuss butoh, autism and punk as a language-practice, among many other things. Be sure to check out Sascha’s new book, Of Necessity & Wanting, from the87press.
February 22, 2021
On the first episode of Babel Parish Radio, Richard talks to Chloë Proctor (chloeproctor.me). They discuss how she got into experimental writing, ecopoetry, its social implications and, if you stick around, there might even be a cameo from Lil' Kim. You can find Chloë's work and much more on thebabeltowernoticeboard.com.