Friday 10 November 2023

restbreaks (02/12/23)


Slubpress is a small-press & reading series situated between Paris & London, run by Owen Fortunato Brakspear. Since 2021 it has published the likes of Verity Spott, JH Prynne, William Rowe, Kat Addis, Joseph Minden & more. 

Rest Breaks is launching Ah Beautiful Sky by Cole Denyer with readings by Tim Wolf, Theresa Patzschke & Owen Brakspear. Organza Ray will be performing 400 years of long notes, open bags and dancing butterfly blues.

Words on Ah Beautiful Sky by Tim Wolf:


Ah Beautiful Sky is hot ash in a refuse area. A sistering to 2022's CC: Death Chartered Institute of Personal Development (Veer2), ABS strips to the nude and redresses and redresses thematic hold-alls with a nit comb. Here Denyer cauterized right-wing biography & policy into auto-poetics, lacing it with tinctures of sardonic, scathing glottal that clogs the opened wounds that CC: left.  ABS is punctuated with blood, self-spilled and publicly tapped, every page is a seat peering into the operating table. Denyer makes words hurt, there isn't a moment’s peace in ABS, even the most reflective and delicate of moments, you're a fly in a glue trap. ABS avoids didactics and keeps pace, holding your ears and speaking into your mouth, KILL THE CPS.