:: Buzzwords Archive: September 2016. Click here for the latest posts.

Turning Blue (published 07/09/2016)

Benjamin Myers has made a short film to accompany his new novel Turning Blue. Described by author Cathi Unsworth as “a queasily compulsive evocation of a wild and brutal Yorkshire landscape, informed and haunted in equal measure by the shades of Jimmy Savile and his monstrous deeds and the East Riding’s lost boy of crime fiction, Ted Lewis,” Turning Blue is out now on Moth/Mayfly. A sequel follows in 2017.

EVENT: Lital Khaikin, Camilo Roldán & JD Larson at Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop (published 04/09/2016)

Black Sun Lit

Black Sun Lit and Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop present Lital Khaikin, Camilo Roldán & JD Larson.

3PM Sunday, September 11, 2016
Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop
141 Front St, Brooklyn

CAMILO ROLDÁN (BSL) is a poet and translator living in Brooklyn. He is the translator of the chapbook Amilkar U., Nadaísta in Translation (These Signals Press, 2011), co-author of the chapbook ∆ [delta] (TPR Press, 2013) and author of the chapbook La Torre (Well Greased Press, 2015).

LITAL KHAIKIN (Vestiges_02) is the author of Outplace, which is forthcoming from Solar▲Luxuriance this winter. Excerpts from an ongoing project, a flight of objects that seemed real, will be published with Compound Press. Other writing has appeared in Berfrois, 3:AM Magazine, PLINTH, gobbet, Deluge, e · ratio and elsewhere.

JD LARSON (Vestiges_02) is a poet and translator living in Brooklyn. His translation of Nioque of the Early Spring by Francis Ponge is forthcoming from Red Dust in 2017, and recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Asymptote, The Brooklyn Rail, Gulf Coast and Lana Turner.

Will Carruthers: in conversation (published 02/09/2016)

Rough Trade East, London E1
Wednesday September 21, 7:00pm


In support of his forthcoming memoir, Playing The Bass With Three Hands, published by Faber & Faber on September 1st, author Will Carruthers will be appearing in conversation about his chequered career, which has frequently veered from the sublime to the ridiculous and rarely lacking a sense of humour about the whole thing.

Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands tells the story of one of the most influential, revered and ultimately demented British bands of the 1980s, Spacemen 3. In classic rock ‘n’ roll style they split up on the brink of their major breakthrough.

As the decade turned sour and acid house hit the news, Rugby’s finest imploded spectacularly, with Jason Pierce (aka Jason Spaceman) and Pete Kember (aka Sonic Boom) going their separate ways. Here, Will Carruthers tells the whole sorry story and the segue into Spirtualized in one of the funniest and most memorable memoirs committed to the page.

George DuBose (published 01/09/2016)

George DuBose


Madonna XI

George DuBose, b 1951, Morocco. Lives and works in Cologne.

Photographer and graphic designer. George DuBose has photographed and designed more than 300 album and single covers for artists such as The Ramones, Kid Creole and The Coconuts, XCLAN, RunDMC and Melissa Etheridge. More than 50 projects he was involved in have won the Golden Record or the Platinum Record. Her first photograph for the music industry was used for a B52’s poster in 1978 and two years after was acquired to be the first album cover of the band. DuBose has being recognized as one of the most important album designers in last 40 years by The New York Times in 2011. English magazine Bonafide has defined DuBose as “The Godfather of Hip Hop Photography”.