Chicago Review Reading

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Keston Sutherland & William Fuller & John Wilkinson

7-9 PM at The (New) Corpse Space 1511 N. Milwaukee 2nd Floor

April 23, 2011

Keston Sutherland teaches English literature and critical theory at the University of Sussex. He is editor of Quid and the Quid CD series and is currently editing the complete critical prose of J.H. Prynne. He has published numerous essays on poetics, politics and philosophy. Keston’s poetry has been translated into French, German, English and Chinese, appearing in anthologies, journals and newspapers across the high art marginalese diaspora. He has given readings all over the world and is thus thoroughly metropolitan. He represented Great Britain in November 2005 at the French Biennale des Poetes at Val de Marne.

William Fuller’s new book Hallucination has just been published by Flood Editions; Watchword (2006) and Sadly (2003) were also published by Flood. Three Replies appeared from Keston Sutherland and Andrea Brady’s Barque Press in 2008; and his next book, Quorum, will be published by Seagull Books, India, as part of a series of books edited by Keston Sutherland. He lives in Hubbard Woods and has worked on the same floor of The Northern Trust Company for the last 26 years.

John Wilkinson is an English poet of uncertain origin whose most recent books of poetry are Down to Earth (2008) and Flung Clear (2010), the latter a revised reissue of a 1994 title. These titles seem oddly situating, as though the books’ writer were placed and displaced through writing and publication, as though writing expressed him, to his bemusement. Born in London but never a Londoner, always away somewhere, he has lived in the US since 2005, joining the faculty of the University of Chicago last summer. But if he takes place it may be elsewhere, or so it feels. It feels for him, that is, and finds a stand-in which allows him to be here – the displaced, exiled and distorted expression of his writing.