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(ANNOUNCEMENT) SPAM Halloween Party at the Peckham Pelican

SPAM is hosting a Halloween poetry party at our favourite London haunting ground the Peckham Pelican on Sunday 30/10/22. Join us for this spooky celebration with plenty of poetry to leave you aghast! All forms of fancy and/or goth dress are encouraged.

- Non ticketed and free entry

- 6PM start

- Full merch and pamphlet stall (card only)


Nisha Ramayya grew up in Glasgow and now lives in London. Her poetry collection States of the Body Produced by Love (2019) is published by Ignota Books. Recent projects and publications include: poems in Ludd Gang; a collaboration with sonic dramaturg MJ Harding performed at Wysing Polyphonic 2021: Under Ether; a sequence of poems reflecting on Scotland’s colonial histories in CCA Annex; and an essay-poem in response to the work of mathematician Fernando Zalamea in audiograft. She is currently working on a second poetry collection, tentatively called Now Let’s Take a Listening Walk.

Al Anderson is a poet and artist from Birmingham. His chapbook Tenderloin was published by B l u s h lit in 2021.

fred spoliar was born in London. They are the author of With the Boys (SPAM 2021) and Goodlands (Veer2 2022). Magazine publications include DATABLEED, Erotoplasty, Tentacular, Pigs zine, SPAM zine, Adjacent Pineapple and amberflora.

Chloë Proctor is a London-Irish mulchy poet. Her debut collection Terra Forming is forthcoming with Broken Sleep Books in January 2023. She is a former member of The Crested Tit Collective and the former Assistant Editor of The Babel Tower Notice Board. Her work grapples with generating grammar ecologies and with exploring alternative patterns of sense making.

Briony Hughes is a poet, visiting lecturer, and Techne AHRC-funded PhD candidate based at Royal Holloway, researching hydropoetics, Kathleen Fraser, and Charles Olson. Briony also teaches on the Creative Writing MA programme at Brunel University and leads practice-based workshops with Beyond Form Creative Writing. Her publications include Dorothy (Broken Sleep Books), Microsporidial (Sampson Low), and RHIZOME or TAPROOT (Paper View Books). She has two additional books forthcoming in 2023 with Hem Press and Broken Sleep. Her limited-edition artist's bookworks have been collected by the National Poetry Library, Senate House Library, and the Kings College London Special Collections. She is editor at Osmosis Press and a co-founder of the Crested Tit Collective. Briony is an Associate Member of the Royal Holloway Poetics Research Centre and a participant in the Techne Embodied Practice Group.

Emilia Weber's pamphlet Familiars is published by Sad Press, she is currently undertaking doctoral work at UCL.

Charlotte Geater is a poet who lives in Walthamstow. They won the White Review Poets’ Prize in 2018 and have been published in SPAM zine, Clinic, and Strange Horizons. They have published pamphlets with Bad Betty Press, if a leaf falls press, and Legitimate Snack.

Cecily Fasham is a novice poet & PhD student at the university of Cambridge, where she’s studying modern women poets & the sonnet form. She’s interested in gelatine, stone fruit, medieval French & grass.

Accessibility information:

The Peckham Pelican is a ground level venue with step-free access and disabled toilet. Texts from the readings will be available on request as a paper handout on the night.


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