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(ANNOUNCEMENT) SPAM Press at the Peckham Pelican

We’re so excited to announce that SPAM will soon be BACK IN LONDON BABY.

In our favourite haunt, the Peckham Pelican, we’ll be celebrating our most recent releases: our Season 7 pamphlets, All in Animal Time and in the country garden /the end of england, plus the forthcoming Thirteen Morisettes. All of these and more will be available for sale on the night. There will be very special readings from writers as far flung as Iceland, New York, Norwich and Bristol, not to mention ye olde SPAM team down from Glasgow. This will be our last London reading for a wee while so please come by :)

Entry is free and unticketed. Share widely and bring your friends!

Peckham Pelican, London

7pm, 15th February 2024

About the readers:

Eve Esfandiari-Denney is a PhD student and author of "My Bodies This Morning This Evening". She has been shortlisted for The White Review Poets Prize, Aesthetica Creative Writing Award and longlisted for the National Poetry Competition. Her work has been featured in The Poetry Review, Granta, Bath Magg, among others.

Karólína Rós Ólafsdóttir is a poet writing in Icelandic and English, working across creative writing, visual arts, and translation. She is currently translating early 20th century Icelandic poetry into English researching Nordic Decadence. She is a graduate of the English and Creative Writing BA at Goldsmiths University and is currently pursuing a Creative Writing MA at the University of Iceland. Her work has appeared in publications such as Volupté, SPAM, magma poetry, amberflora zine, Wormhole, STARA journal, and Pastel Series as well as in performances and group exhibitions in Iceland, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

Jack Young is a writer and socially-engaged artist living in Bristol. He writes hybrid work exploring land justice, queer ecologies and hauntings of landscape and archive. His debut chapbook is URTH (Big White Shed:2022), he co-edited the book Haunting Ashton Court: A Creative Handbook for Collective History-Making (2023) and his most recent pamphlet is in the country garden/the end of england (SPAM Press, 2023). He also co-hosts the literary podcast Tender Buttons in partnership with Storysmith Bookshop, with recent guests including Max Porter, Bhanu Kapil, Nuar Alsadir, Lola Olufemi, Yara Rodrigues Fowler and Joelle Taylor, among many others. 

Courtney Bush is a poet and filmmaker from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. She lives and works as a nanny in New York. She is the author of the chapbook Isn’t This Nice? (blush_lit, 2019), and the full-length collections Every Book Is About The Same Thing (Newest York Arts Press, 2022) and I Love Information (Milkweed Editions, 2023), a 2022 National Poetry Series selection. Her films, made with collaborators Jake Goicoechea and Will Carington, have been screened at festivals internationally. 

Jack Underwood is a poet, writer and critic. He is author of Happiness (Faber 2015) Solo for Mascha Voice (Test Centre, 2018) and A Year in the New Life (Faber 2021). His debut work of non-fiction, NOT EVEN THIS, was published by Corsair in 2021. He has collaborated widely with composers and artists, and his work has been published internationally and in translation. He is co-presenter and curator of the Faber Poetry Podcast and is a senior lecturer in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College.


Accessibility information:

The Peckham Pelican is a ground level venue with step-free access and disabled toilet. The event will be doors at 7 and readings will start just before half past seven. We aim to finish within two hours and there will be a break halfway through. You can find out more about the venue here.


Published: 16/1/24


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