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BETTER THAN LANGUAGE:
An anthology of new modernist poetries
edited and introduced by Chris Goode



Better Than Language brings together the work of thirteen young poets engaging with the broadest conceivable range of late modernist modes and strategies. Sometimes difficult but always enticing, the restlessly smart poems collected here offer a wide-open invitation to adventurous readers.


The poets represented are: SARAH KELLY | JONNY LIRON | FRANCESCA LISETTE | JOE LUNA | NAT RAHA | LINUS SLUG | JOSH STANLEY | TIMOTHY THORNTON | ANNA TICEHURST | JONTY TIPLADY | MIKE WALLACE-HADRILL | TOMAS WEBER | and STEVE WILLEY




These poems are not here to 'take the edge off', but to stick more edges on. Indeed, the best of these poems are all edge. Edges are where connections are made. Edges are where words meet other words, other ideas, other realities. Don't think about the "cutting edge" (too dull a metaphor now), but about the interface, the periphery, the precipice. The edge is where we stand to feel at its fullest the possibility of change: not fearing loss so much as fearing our aversion to the risk of loss. To stand there, on the edge, takes a little courage, of course: liking you as they must, these poems ask for the best of you. What they give you in return is their company, so you don't have to stand there alone.
-- from the introduction

Paperback 234x156mm: 253pp
Publication date: 25 July 2011
ISBN: 978-0-9563706-1-7


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Chris Goode
THE HISTORY OF AIRPORTS

Selected texts for performance 1995-2009



"One of the most exciting talents working in Britain today."
THE GUARDIAN

"For those in the know, shows by Chris Goode are perhaps as eagerly anticipated as new work from Tom Stoppard is by more mainstream audiences."
CULTURE WARS


The History of Airports brings together for the first time writings for performance from across the whole span of Chris Goode's work. Extracts from his critically acclaimed theatre works, and stand-alone texts of a more fugitive nature, sit alongside examples of his dazzling late modernist poetry and a handful of pieces that seem to defy classification entirely. Many of these texts have never before been available in print.




Chris Goode's work as, variously, writer, director, deviser, performer and sound artist has been seen in venues ranging from experimental spaces such as Camden People's Theatre (of which he was artistic director 2001-04) to Sydney Opera House: as well as, quite frequently, in audiences' own homes. As a poet he has published three chapbooks with Barque Press, and read widely. He is an Artsadmin associate artist, and was formerly an associate researcher at Rose Bruford College. He blogs at Thompson's Bank of Communicable Desire.


Paperback 234x156mm: 228pp
Publication date: November 2009
ISBN: 978-0-9563706-0-0


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COAT
copy of

(CD-R/download)



Before there were hoodies - but after there were tender buttons - there was COAT. Early in this millennium the COAT boys developed a cult following on the London experimental scene with their barely scrutable blend of spoken (and unspoken) word, cheap plinkity sounds, baleful noise, convulsive improvibrations and subliminal wind-farming.


Their only album (to date), copy of compiles a bogglesome variety of COAT's home recordings made between 1994-2000, including sound tracks from early theatre works by Chris Goode (COAT's Lowe to the Tennant of fellow performance-causer Jeremy Hardingham). Here are self-mangling tales of oceanic explorers, furniture-resembling women, immolated movie stars, and piles and piles of animatronic rubbish. Here are whistle-friendly tunes, obnoxious ululations, prototypical ringtones and, on one track, a worrying lo-fi mashup of Gary Numan, Guns 'n' Roses and Mozart.

Get your COAT: you've pulled.


Written and performed by COAT:
Jeremy Hardingham - voice, dictaphone, objects
Chris Goode - voice, keyboards, piano, samples, loops, radio, dictaphone, omnichord, BlonkOrgan, toys, objects
with
Anna Homler - voice, toys, objects (on 'The Aquarium of Coincidences')
Rajni Shah - dictaphone (on 'Copy Of'), voice (on 'Spirit Level')
Special guest vocals on 'Copy Of' by the photocopier at Chisenhale Dance Space

CD / mp3 256 kbps (20 tracks, 72 mins)
Originally released: September 2000


COAT performing at Baggage Reclaim, the 12 Bar Club, London, spring 2000


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