Monday, 5 November 2012

2012 Pushcart Prize nominees

We are delighted to announce the following Turbulence nominees for the 2012 Pushcart Prize:

Byron Beynon - "Worm's Head"
Tyler Bigney - "Odds / Ends"
Peter Harris - "The Pentecostal Minister and Me"
Mary McCollum - "Witnesses"
Helen Mort - "The correct pronounciation of Staropramen"
Andrew Pidoux - "The Charity Shop at Night"

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Turbulent Times

The latest news and events from around our turbulent little world:


Fresh Ink Open Mic: 
Wednesday 7th November - Staks Bar, Beverley Road, Hull. HU5 1LN. 7.30pm.
An evening of Hull's finest poetic and spoken word talent hosted by Ashley Fisher and Nicky Ellam on the first Wednesday of each month. November's special guest is Johnathan Barrington. Free entry.

Sharp Street Launch
Saturday 10th November - Trinity Church, Newland Avenue, Hull.
Wrecking Ball Press launch 'Sharp Street', a collection of poems telling the story of 140 men from one street who died in World War I. They were all from an area of Hull that is a relic of the Industrial Revolution; growing up together, working together and supporting local Rugby teams. The poems offer a narrative of the War from the opening salvos through to the Armistice.

More Poetry: 
Sunday 11th November - Frank's Front Room, 31-32 Station Road, Hastings. TN34 1NJ. 2.30pm.
Ken Champion and Juli Jana host. Featuring poetry from Catherine Smith, open mic, and music from Tim and Mel.

More Poetry
Monday 12th November -  The Coffee Shop, 13 Leyden Street, London. E1 7LE. 7.15pm
Ken Champion and Juli Jana host an evening of poetry and music featuring Post-Beat poetry from Brian Docherty, guest musician Petri, music from Tim and Mel and open mic. Admission £1.


Two-Headed Dog by Mitch Grabois
Hank Ribinthal is a psychologist at FLOPSIE, a state psychiatric hospital in the Florida panhandle. When his favorite patient, Tiffany, disappears from the hospital grounds, Hank becomes obsessed with finding her. His search brings him into Tiffany's world, and into a wider and weirder reality than he believed possible. For more info click here.

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