Book Launch : Jac Common: Wetbulb / Petals: & Glee & Bless. Thursday 20th June 19:00

Join Jac Common and petals for the launch of their pamphlets wetbulb (Osmosis Press) and & Glee and Bless (Guillemot Press). We’ll also have guest readings from Katy Lewis Hood, Pratyusha, and Chris Kirubi/dove, as well as live music from The Dog’s Paw Trio.

Books, art, and music from the performers will be available on the night.

About wetbulb
Jac Common is a writer and recovering metalhead from Nottingham. They grow in iron-rich broth and respond well to saturation, particularly at twilight. wetbulb is their first book of poems.

“wetbulb is both heat stress and dewy physic against ‘dry despair’: these beautiful flue-poems and prose ‘eyots’ strain towards intensive definition, carving out channels and culverts across a sensorium thick with grievous heat-wreckage.” — Tom Betteridge

“‘Swerving amongst formal knowledges, climatic deformations, and capitalism’s apocalypses, these poems try to live differently alongside nonhuman ‘flicker, pause, swirl, recline’, playing out a syntax of spiders ballooning gossamer on electric fields of hot air.” — Katy Lewis Hood

About & Glee and Bless
petals is a composer, multi-instrumentalist and poet, she lives on the hidden river Effra in Brixton. & Glee and Bless is petals’ third book after Kalimba (Guillemot press 2019) and Marsh-River-Raft-Feather (Guillemot Press 2021).

“This little book gathers the things I love and cherish. It’s my most ‘personal’ book yet, which is a way of saying that it is a book about the people I love (and want to love) and how I try (and often fail) to love them. Play, pleasure, silliness, grief, simplicity, and attentiveness guide my writing. The title ‘& glee and bless’ comes from a poem previously published for bath magg at the request of my friend Gboyega Odubanjo. I hope you love this book as much as I enjoyed writing it.” — petals

About The Dog’s Paw Trio
The Dog’s Paw Trio are Jordan Muscatello (contrabass), Ed Shipsey (drums, voice and other instruments) and petals (flute, saxophone and other instruments).

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