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(ANNOUNCEMENT) Season 6 Launch at The Peckham Pelican

SPAM Press are hyped to be back in London for the first time in 2022! To celebrate the release of five new pamphlets and a fresh issue of our online magazine, SPAM004, we're bringing together poets from our latest pamphlet series and online magazine for a delicious evening of poetry. Our readers: Jay Gao is the author of Imperium (2022), forthcoming from Carcanet Press, as well as the poetry pamphlets, TRAVESTY58 (2022), Katabasis (2020), and Wedding Beasts (2019). He is a Contributing Editor for The White Review. Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, he is currently studying for an MFA at Brown University.

Ian Macartney is a writer. He can be found at

Kashif Sharma-Patel is a writer, poet and co-runs the 87 Press. Kashif is the author of Relief I Willed It, published by Gong Farm last year, and co-author, with Ashwani Sharma and Azad Ashim Sharma, of Suburban Finesse, published by Sad Press, and runs the newsletter culture hawker at

Ali Graham lives and works in Norwich. Their poetry has been published by The Tangerine and Cambridge Literary Review, and their essays have been published by Fruit Journal and Stride. They have a pamphlet called Shade Song Sea Dream forthcoming from Distance No Object, a pamphlet called English radiant ground forthcoming from Osmanthus Press, and a book called Shop talk forthcoming with Veer2. They are interested in folds, film, and duration, and they can be found online on Instagram as @aligrhm and on Twitter as @A__Graham.

Gonçalo Lamas is an artist and writer from Porto, Portugal. After briefly studying film, he joined the BA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, graduating in 2017, after a semester at UdK Berlin. In 2020, he presented the performance 'Boeing Nº 737-800 in F#m' at Culturgest Porto and launched an accompanying bilingual book at the 6th Artist Self-Publishers’ Fair. ‘Granary Squares’, his first work for cinema, shot and edited in London, premiered at IndieLisboa International Film Festival, in 2021. ‘some times zero hours’, edited by SPAM Press, is his first poetry pamphlet.

Sabeen Chaudhry writes poetry, theory and fiction and is currently completing a PhD at Kingston University on anthropocenic love and computational technologies. She has been published in magazines such as Worms, Gutter and SALT and in journals such as Chiasma, and Journal for Cultural Research. She regularly collaborates with artists and research networks like Foreign Objekt. She also does research and programming for DEMO Moving Image and co-edits Deleuzine. Instagram @sabeen.chaudhry

Karólína Rós Ólafsdóttir is an Icelandic poet writing in Icelandic and English, who works across creative writing, visual arts, and critical analysis. She is a recent graduate of the English and Creative Writing programme in Goldsmiths, University of London and is currently based in South East London. Her work has been published in Weavers Magazine, Daughterhood Zine, amberflora zine, Wormhole Newspaper, Raum 106 publication, GoldDust Magazine, The Leopard, Skandali, STARA journal, and Pastel Series. Karólína’s work has appeared in performances and group exhibitions in Iceland, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Poppy Cockburn is a London-based writer and communications professional working in the visual arts. Her poetry has been published by Anthropocene, Perverse, The Rialto and Rough Trade Books among others. She is the author of two pamphlets, feed notes (If a Leaf Falls Press, 2021) and Waiting Room (Invisible Hand Press, 2021). Her next pamphlet is due to be published by Broken Sleep Books in early 2023. She tweets via @poppypersonism.

Jac Common is a writer and canal-appreciator from Nottingham, UK. They have a lust for pylons, a PhD in microbial ecology, and blessedly few marketable skills. They are currently floating in Oxford.

Mantra Mukim is from Raipur, India and is currently researching Samuel Beckett at Warwick University. His poetry and essays have appeared in Hotel, Poetry Review, Magma, Almost Island, The Drift and Georgia Review.

Alex Marsh is a poet and editor living in London, he's had work published in Datableed, Paratext and Erotoplasty and previous books include Silo Bliss (SPAM Press), Two in the Wave (Distance No Object 2021) and Ten Red Mornings / Late Hydro Taunt (Death of Workers Whilst Building Skyscrapers, 2021). He also co-runs OUT ELSE and co-edits LUDD GANG, a bi-monthly magazine set up to support the Poet's Hardship Fund.

Kaisa Saarinen grew up in Finland and ended up in London by way of Glasgow, Tokyo and Oxford. Voideuse, her debut chapbook of prose and poetry, is now out from Feral Dove. You can find her online @kuuhulluutta ~

When and where: 7pm on 14th June 2022 @ The Peckham Pelican, 92 Peckham Road, London SE15 5PY.

Tickets: This event is free and unticketed. Merch: There will be books and merch for sale (we encourage card or paypal payments) – including our shiny new season 6 pamphlets, along with some SPAM hits from the past!

Times: Doors are at 7pm and we will be starting shortly afterwards. There will be small breaks throughout the event.

Seating: Seating and tables are available in the venue, though it might become limited on the night. If seating is required for accessibility reasons we advise you to book through the Pelican email account. There are gender neutral toilets.

Accessibility: The Peckham Pelican is wheelchair accessible with no stepped access.

Contact: Please email for any further queries. Socials: Find us on Instagram and Twitter @spamzine. ~ Poster: Maria Sledmere Published: 19/5/22


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