editor: Paul Hawkins
editor: Sarer Scotthorne
art & design: Bob Modem


Poem Brut & other projects

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est. circa 2012
an unfunded small press
based in Bristol



Feb 16: Maja Torjussen mun / sun and Lydia Hounat Notes of a Mongrel’s DNA double book launch event at The Mayday Rooms, 88 Fleet St, London EC4Y 1DH w/Lydia Hounat, Martin Wakefield, Iris Colomb, David Spittle, Julia Rose Lewis & Cameron Wade

March 23: London Rich Mix Arts Centre 7pm doors : 7.30pm start - Free Entry 35-47 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E1 6LA richmix.org.uk
With readings and performances by SJ Fowler, Jules Sprake, Laura Davis, Julia Rose Lewis, Stephen Sunderland, Paul Hawkins, Jessica Pritchard, Oscar Rodriguez, Tereza Stehlikova and more to be announced.

March 26 Kingston Town HouseKingston University Town House : Courtyard
7pm start - Free EntryPenrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EQ.(The Courtyard space is located in the Town House building, beneath the main library, behind the main reception desk)With readings and performances by SJ Fowler, Julia Rose Lewis, Laura Davis, Patrick Cosgrove, Martin Wakefield and many more to be announced.


Jan 29: POEM BRUT at One Hundred Years Gallery, London E2 3.30pm, free Entry w/Laura Davis, Felix McNamara, Julia Rose Lewis, Paul Hawkins, Susie Campbell, Simon Tyrrell, Bob T Bright, SJ Fowler, Yoshiki Ukai and Mark Rutter alongside the launch of “Biros II” by Patrick Cosgrove from Hesterglock Press & more tba

March 31: Book Launch of Postcards From Mental States by Julia Rose Lewis & Paul Hawkins (Hesterglock Press)

Oct 27 & 28: we will have a stall at The Small Publisher Book Fair on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 October 2023, Conway Hall, London WC1R 4RL. 

This will see the launch of MY CULTURE IS FLOWERS by Miggy Angel and Poems You Can’t Colour In by Martin Wakefield. Miggy and Martin will be reading along with Vik Shirley reading from her photo-poetry memoir, Disrupted Blue. Readings: Saturday 28th, at 12.30 in The Library.

Nov. 14: Poem Brut at Kingston Uni Townhouse  

Nov 23: Alsdorf lunchtime book launch at Loaves & Fishes, 1 Paddington Close, Salford M6 5PL w/readings more details TBC


Jan 19 - Feb 3: Linda Parr’s Postcards for Perec is now installed in The Street Gallery at the Locksbrook Campus of Bath Spa University. Paul H. has work in this touring group exhibition.

Feb 1 - March 15 ARTIST BOOK EXHIBITION Paul H. is the featured artist in the Bower Ashton Library showcase at the Centre For Print Research, UWE, Bristol, UK - for details on the exhibition, open daily 9 - 5pm, download the latest Book Arts Newsletter here

Feb 23: Bill Drummond conducted a Forty Minute Interview with Paul H. at Eachwhat Studio, #bristol

March 10: Centre For Print Research Print in Conversation with Angie Butler and Paul Hawkins in the Print Publishing space, C Block, Bower Ashton campus, UWE, Bristol, 12.30-1.15. Publishing, Poem Brut, Eachwhat Industries and much more. Free, all welcome.

March 26 - April 27: Holding Patterns w/ Julia Rose-Lewis & Paul H print exhibition at Eachwhat Studio

April 2: Holding Patterns book launch w/Julia Rose-Lewis, Sarer Scotthorne, Peter Jaeger, Andres Anwandtner & Paul Hawkins

June 4: HANDSFREE book preview & print exhibition opening event w/Wakefield & Modem, Sarer Scotthorne, Emma Filtness, Stephen Sunderland, Nic Stringer, Dan Power, Chris Boyland, Vanessa Onwuemezi, Richard Biddle & James Knight FREE 16:30


Jan 27: Insect Sleep Under Birdsong: A collaboration between visual artist/poet Paul Hawkins and poet/sound artist Peter Jaeger commissioned by Writers Centre Kingston - new poetry-films commissioned in Covid-19 Lockdown in lieu of their normal new years events program.

June 10: 19:00 A City of London Poem Brut event w/Saradha Soobrayen, Richard Marshall, Susie Campbell, Martin Wakefield, Chris Kerr, Dan Power, Denise Bonetti, Paul Hawkins & more TBA

June 11: 16:00 - A Poem Brut event by the Thames in Kingston w/Bob Bright, Julia Lewis, Jacqui Ennis Cole, Saradha Soobrayen, Susie Campbell, Patrick Cosgrove & more TBA

June 17: Photo Poetry SURFACES exhibition opening night of exhibition and catalogue launch part of the Bristol Photo Festival 2021 - a Zoom event starting at 19:00 BST with a Panel Discussion with Chris McCabe, Jon Nicholls, Federica Chiocchetti & David Solo & Performances/Discussion with Liz Berry / Tom Hicks, Astra Papachristodoulou, James Knight, Laurent Chevalier, SJ Fowler, Sarah Cave / Dragana Jurisic, Paul Hawkins & Vik Shirley more info

June 17 - present: Photo Poetry SURFACES online group exhibition - part of the Bristol Photo Festival 2021. featuring works by Liz Berry / Tom Hicks, Jamila Lyiscott / Laurent Chevalier, Vik Shirley, Silje Ree, James Knight, Astra Papachristodoulou, Sarah Cave / Dragana Jurisic, Amak Mahmoodian, Sophie Herxheimer / Chris McCabe, Paul Hawkins & SJ Fowler / Bård Torgersen. Curated by David Solo, Astra Papachristodoulou & Paul Hawkins. ︎︎︎more info

July 1 - Aug 31: Postcards for Perec at UWE, Bower Ashton Library, Bristol. In the 40th anniversary of the passing of Georges Perec, new postcards have been made in response to Perec’s 1978 work Two Hundred and Forty-three Postcards in Real Colour. Paul H. is a contributor in this brilliant, timely group exhibition.

Aug 2: BRLSI, Bath - SJ Fowler Bastard Poems book launch event - more details tbc

Aug 14: Pre-launch of Seen as Read (KUP, 2021) anthology at Open Ealing Arts Centre, Unit 14, School Lane, Dickens Yard, London W5 2TD feat. Chris Kerr, Beverley Frydman, Susie Campbell, Paul Hawkins, Vicki Kaye, Lynette Willoughby, Madelaine Culver, Martin Wakefield, Agnieszka Studzinka, Simon Tyrrell, Patrick Cosgrove and maybe David Hayward, Sylee Gore & Laura Davis more TBC

Sept 11 - Nov 11: Postcards for Perec at Winchester School of Art. In the 40th anniversary of the passing of Georges Perec, new postcards have been made in response to Perec’s 1978 work Two Hundred and Forty-three Postcards in Real Colour. Paul H. is a contributor in this brilliant, timely group exhibition.

Oct 6: NO POETRY DAY more details

Oct 12: Lunchtime Poetry Without Words event at UWE, Bower Ashton library 12.00–1.00: find out about Poem Brut and Poetry Without Words artists and their work with film screening and commentary. Part of The Printed Poetry Symposium. Free.

Oct 15: Poem Brut in Bristol The second launch of SJ Fowler’s ‘Bastard Poems’ from Steel Incisors Press and ‘25 poems’ from AB Press / Nomad Letterpress at 18:30 - 20:45 at EACHWHAT INDUSTRIES STUDIO, Unit 18, The Broadwalk Centre, Knowle, Bristol BS4 2Q. With readings and performances from Paul Hawkins, James Knight, Vicki Kaye, Sarer Scotthorne, Peter Jaeger, Dominic Jaeckle, Angie Butler, Susie Campbell, Simon Tyrrell, SJ Fowler, Tom Weir, Aaron Kent, Martin Wakefield and more. An extraordinary group of poets, writers and artists, all based in the Bristol area region, present an evening of new experimental literary performance works, made for the night. A true range of what’s possible in contemporary British-based poetry will celebrate collage, liveness and textual play. Free entry with a booktable with books for sale

Oct 19: Writers Kingston event #44
The Seen as Read Anthology Launch with readings and performances by Chris Kerr, Rushika Wick, Susie Campbell, Simon Tyrrell, Richard Biddle, Mikael Buck, Paul Hawkins, Vicki Kaye, Martin Wakefield, SJ Fowler. 7pm start in the Town House Building : Courtyard Venue 55-59 Penrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE

Nov 9: New book launches at POEM BRUT in Kingston, The Townhouse Courtyard, Penrhyn Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE, UK - celebrating new books by Chris Kerr, Patrick Cosgrove & Martin Wakefield, with much more to be announced

Nov 28: Beir Bua Press published ︎︎︎ Holding Patterns a selection of a place/space collaborative project with Julia Rose Lewis. Get a copy here

Dec 4: NEW AGENTS PRINT EXHIBITION opening feat. breadtrain, Steve Ryan, Super Art Asset Collective, Anon Holmes, OPTIKA, infanzia al peperoncino at Eachwhat Industries Studio, Bristol until Jan 17 2022

Dec 10: Beir Bua Press book launches w/Julia Rose Lewis & Paul Hawkins, JP Seabright, Templeton Moss & Andrew Rihn on Zoom at 8pm, register for tickets here


Jan 29: Temporary Spaces exhibition launch night featuring music and performances from some of the contributing poets involved in the show. Contributing artists and poets include Sarah Dawson, Paul Hawkins, Silje Ree, Claire Collison, Stephen Emmerson, James Knight, Michelle Penn, Simon Tyrrell, Astra Papachristodoulou and Nic Stringer. FREE entry/£3 suggested donation w/chance to buy a unique exhibition catalogue published by Pamenar Press

Feb 22: Dostoyevsky Wannabe special launch event for SJ Fowler’s I will show you the life of the mind (On prescription drugs) (Dostoyevsky Wannabe 2020) at Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Rd, London. Featuring these DW authors; SJ Fowler, Christodoulos Makris, Nadia de Vries, Dominic Jaeckle, Andrew Hodgson, James Davies, Jessica Sequeir, Paul Hawkins, Colin Herd & Russell Bennetts

Feb 23: launch event for SJ Fowler’s I will show you the life of the mind (On prescription drugs) (Dostoyevsky Wannabe 2020) w/ Nadia de Vries, Dominic Jaeckle, Andrew Hodgson, Jessica Sequeira, Christodoulos Makris, Paul Hawkins, Colin Herd, SJ Fowler and Russell Bennetts at the Toriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, London NW5 2RX

May 28 - Fathomsun Press curate an online launch for Pomes & Joys - a celebratory anthology of poetry & essays for Anna Mendelssohn starts 7pm. This anthology features contributions from Charlie Baylis, Sara Crangle, Stephen Emmerson, Joey Frances, Callie Gardner, Paul Hawkins, Linda Kemp, Lotte L.S., Tom Snarsky, Vicky Sparrow, and Florence Uniacke. Published on 18th May 2020 as a PDF // 45 pp, all proceeds donated to the Estate of Anna Mendelssohn ︎ BUY a copy

Aug 15 - Sept 5: NeoptiCo Collectiv launch exhibition + book launch Astropolis (Hesterglock Press, expanded 2nd edition) by Astra Papachristodoulou at Poem Atlas more details TBA curated by Astra Papachristodoulou & Paul Hawkins

Oct 30 – Nov 1: Prague Microfestival 2020 Online INTERNATIONAL WRITING, ART, FILM, THEORY & PERFORMANCE – performing were: Nina Dragičević, Robin Mackay, Loretta Lau, Germán Sierra, Susan Tomaselli, John Trefry, Nataša Velikonja, Louis Armand, Jo Blin, Richard Makin, Yi Wei, Paul Hawkins, Sheila Mannix, Richard Marshall, Dragana Mokan, Márk Horváth, The Flatmates, Orkida Bracula, Valen Sandoval, Danny Huppatz, Simone Hutchinson, Artis Ostups, Kira Pietrek, Michael Rowland, Interior Ministry, Barry Wan, Adam Lovasz, Diffractions Collective, Vít Bohal, Dustin Breitling, Aleš Čermák, Sarer Scotthorne, Andrew J. Wilt, Roksan Mandel, Filip Pastula, Tomáš Hatala, Mark Divo, M.S. Mekibes, Blood, Love & Rhetoric, Phillip O’Neil, Tyko Say, Eli Anders, adO/Aptive, Daniel Hüttler, Márió Z. Nemez, Zsolt Miklósvögi, Cam Deas, The Syndicate &  includes the launch of Monument  by John Kinsella & Louis Armand (Hesterglock Press, 2020) full online programme here

Dec 16 - The Weird Folds (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2020) online launch. Paul H. is one of many contributors 8.00pm UK


Feb 20: Camarade at The Museum of Futures – collaborative readings w/Sarah Dawson & Astra Papachristodoulou, Olga Kolesnikova & Yvonne Litschel, Lisa Kiew & Jacquelin Ennis Cole, Paul Hawkins & Martin Wakefield, Han Smith & Iris Colomb, Karen Sandhu & Vilde Valerie, Bjerke Torset, Mark Chamberlain & Ruby Wroe, Emilee Moyce & Joe Turrent, Susie Campbell. Plus readings from Julia Rose Lewis, Helena Artus, Marcia Knight Latter celebrating the launch of their Sampson Low Poetry Pamphlets.

March 15: ANATHEMA – experimental poetry in Bristol event w/ Pascal O’Loughlin, Sarah Cave, Paul Hawkins & James Knight £3 @ Storysmith Books, Bristol

April 25: Making Connections Conference – Paul & sarer are taking part in roundtable discussion panel & in the hack hour LCC, Elephant & Castle, London

June 20: original plus DUB anthology launch – The Pelican, Peckham, London w/Christian Patracchini, Richard Skinner, Iris Colomb, Sally-Shakti Willow, Dolly Turing, Paul Hawkins, Roy McFarlane, Lizzy Turner, Steven Mooney, Neil Sparkes, Rishi Dastidar, Patrick Davidson Roberts & Astrid Alben more tbc

July 8: An invisible poetry : SJ Fowler and Poet’s Brut Launch event for a group show, featuring Chris McCabe, Karen Sandhu, Simon Tyrrell, Astra Papachristodoulou, Patrick Cosgrove, Vilde Valerie Bjerke Torset and Paul Hawkins, at the Poetry Society Cafe, London

July 1 – Aug 31: An invisible poetry : SJ Fowler and Poet’s Brut Exhibition at The Poetry Society’s Cafe : group show, featuring Chris McCabe, Karen Sandhu, Simon Tyrrell, Astra Papachristodoulou, Patrick Cosgrove, Vilde Valerie Bjerke Torset and Paul Hawkins.

July 13: Poem Brut at Rich Mix #12, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 also the launch of Unfinished Memmoirs of a Hypocrit by SJ Fowler – Lisa Kiew, Patrick Cosgrove, Mischa Foster Poole, Harry Man, Vilde Valerie Vilde Torset, Paul Hawkins, Simon Tyrrell, Michael O’Mahony, SJ Fowler, Rushika Rush, Maria Sledmere and more poet-artists to be announced soon

July 25: Unfinished Memmoirs of a Hypocrit book launch II + Hesterglock/Prote(s)xt Press event at the Mayday Rooms, 88 Fleet Street, London EC1 w/performances & readings from SJ Fowler, Pascal O’Loughlin, James Caley, Katy Wareham Morris, David Turner, Matthew Turner, James Knight & Sally-Shakti Willow

July 25 – 28: WOMAD Festival Paul Hawkins & Neil Sparkes plus special guests LIVE on RADIO WOMAD during the World of Music, Arts & Dance at Malmesbury, Wilts, UK. To promote our recent ground-breaking anthology original plus DUB Paul & Neil will be talking about the dub remix anthology & reading work with Snazzback ‘s Myke Vince on water cooler & pandero plus Run Logan Run‘s Andrew Neil Hayes on sax.

Oct 4: Penteract Press Book launch w/ Anthony Etherin, Mary Frances, James Knight, Mark Saltveit, Claudia Danierie, myself & more TBC at The Swan, Cheltenham, 7pm

Nov 9: Zugunruhe by Martin Wakefield to be launched as part of Poem Brut at Rich Mix #6, London w/new performances/commissions by Kathy Pendrill, Richard Marshall, Jacqueline Ennis Cole, Khaled Hakim, Lizzy Turner, Paul Hawkins, Martin Wakefield, Mischa Foster Poole, Saradha Soobrayen and Lisa Alexander.… from 7pm, free entry

Nov 30: C R A S H a new experimental poetry event feat. Vik Shirley, Matt Haigh, Sarah Cave, James Knight & Paul Hawkins The Flute & Tankard, Cardiff, 19.30 free entry


Jan 13: HARD TO READ – Collected Paint Poems, Pansemia, Cinematic Drawings and Logograms of SJ FOWLER. A special evening performance to launch SJ Fowler’s Aletta Ocean’s Alphabet Empire (Hesterglock Press) w/ Featuring new performances by Paul Hawkins, Imogen Reid, Christian Patracchini, Patrick Cosgrove, Mischa Foster Poole, SJ Fowler and more. Rich Mix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA

Feb 22 to March 21: VISUAL POETRY EXHIBITION 2018: SCRIBBLING AND SCRAWLING at MUSEUM OF FUTURES, 117 Brighton Rd, Surbiton KT6 5NJ. Featuring works by Alan Boyce, Daniele Pantano, Paul Hawkins, Julia Rose Lewis & many more tba. Curated by Molly Bergin, Yvonne Litschel, Shelisha Johnson, Silje Ree, Vilde Torset & SJ Fowler

March 7: launch of Cocktail Kafkaine by Mustapha Benfodil / Joe Ford (trans.) Mustapha Benfodil reading & in conversation at The Parkinson Building, University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, LS2 9JT Room: Parkinson SR (1.08) Time: 17:00-19:00. Published by Hesterglock Press

March 17: Poem Brut at Rich Mix II 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA. Featuring new work from Chrissy Williams, Lavinia Singer, Matvei Yankelevich, Julia Rose Lewis, Julia Schuster, Olga Moskvina, Oliver Mayeux, Mischa Foster Poole, Ruhi Parmar Amin, Andre Bagoo and more. The event will also mark the launch of a new #poembrut publication: hiromi suzuki’s logbook, published by Hesterglock Press. The event is free, 7pm for a 7.30pm start

April 21: Non-normative Poetry Bookfair for presses publishing work that pushes through boundaries of the normal, whether that’s sociopolitical normal, gender norms, or formal norms of poetry. Inc. Crater, Veer, Contraband, London Materials/Splinter, Carnaval Press, Knives, Forks and Spoons, Spanner, Tipped Press, homebakedbooks, Hesterglock, Zarf, Stinky Bear Press, Singing Apple Press, Lumin Journal, Great Works, Johan de Wit, Shearsman & more tbc. There are readings every hour on the hour. Starts 12 noon at T.Chances 399 High Road, N17 6QN London, UK

April 26 – July 1, National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, London artwork of mine fragiles (07) is included in the world’s first Instagram poetry exhibition, showcasing the best of over 1,000 Instapoetry submissions more info

April 28: Dostoyevsky Wannabe Cities: Bristol & Lou Ham book launch at Rough Trade Records, Bristol 2.30pm FREE with Lizzy Turner, Clive Birnie, Vik Shirley, David Turner, Sarer Scotthorne & me & I’ll be launching Lou Ham:RAS more details here

May 5: Hesterglock / Poem Brut @ Spike Island A Spike Island Open Studios event with pop-up art exhibits, the making of a communal cut-up art poem, films, mass participation readings, interactions, performances, books for sale. Curated by Paul Hawkins feat. Sarer Scotthorne / Christian Patracchini / Isadora Vibes / David Turner / Vik Shirley / Peter Jaeger / Camilla Nelson / Clive Birnie / Lizzy Turner / Liz Zumin / Paul Hawkins. Spike Island 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX.1.30 – 5.00 FREE ENTRY

June 6: Poem Brut at National Poetry Library Featuring new work from Maja Jantar, Saradha Soobrayen, Chrissy Williams, Paul Hawkins, Patrick Cosgrove, SJ Fowler and more. Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX Free entry – 7pm More info

September 27: DW at Housmans Radical Bookshop Readings by Dostoyevsky Wannabe authors w/Rosie Snajdr, Bertie Marshall, Lara Alonso Corona & Paul Hawkins. 19.00 £3 – Housmans Radical Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, King’s Cross, London N1 9DX

Nov 10: Poem Brut at Rich Mix new work from Susanna Crossman, Nathan Walker, Sarah Dawson, Peter Surkov, Ryan Mihaly & Karolina Zapal, Martin Wakefield, Arturo Desimone, Alban Low & Kevin Acott, Dovydas Laurinaitis. James Caley & Abi Palmer. PLUS the launch of the softcover edition of Aletta Ocean’s Alphabet Empire (Hesterglock Press) by SJ Fowler & James Caley’s 4 Steps from the Wire (Prote(s)xt). Copies will, naturally, be on sale – from 7pm – free entry Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA

November 22: the ZENO PRESS launch of FELT – AESTHETICS OF GREY at LOUIE LOUIE 347 Walworth Road, London SE17 2AL – w/ readings from FELT contributors Ansgar Allen, Paul Hawkins, Richard Webb & Rob Miller and readings by Zeno Magazine contributors Daniel Fraser, Matthew Turner & Andrew Milward. 20.00, free entry


Feb 25: #Anathema #1 a new reading series for experimental writing in Bristol, curated by Moot Press + Hesterglock Press + Sad Press w/JR Carpenter, Felix Bazalgette, Rowan Evans, Sarah Hayden, Lila Matsumoto, paul hawkins, Camilla Nelson & Tony White BOOK TABLE + DRINKS // 7.00 for 7.30pm start // ALL WELCOME @ Hamilton House, 80, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY

March 31: #Anathema #2 18:30 The Light Room at the Arnolfini 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA w/ Redell Olsen, Iain Morrison, Anne-Laure Coxham, nick-e melville, [Sub]Atomic / Sally-Shakti Willow & Joe Evans entry by donation

April 6: Arnolfini, Bristol 19:00 free, The launch of SJ Fowler’s latest poetry collection ‘The Guide to Being Bear Aware’ from Bristol-based Shearsman Books, featuring performances and readings from Fowler and guest readers John Hall, Holly Corfield Carr, Paul Hawkins, Phil Owen & more to be announced more info here

May 30: The Square Club, Bristol Erbacce Press w/Sarer Scotthorne, Matt Duggan, Paul Hawkins, Sam Smith & Monica Kostera at 15 Berkeley Square, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1HB where a mass audience reading of Place Waste Dissent was recorded

June 21-24: diisonance exhibition of collaborative prote(s)xt art by Steve Ryan & Paul Hawkins, Bank Street Arts, Sheffield

June 23 14:00 – 16:30 cost £5 ltd. places – Paul Hawkins & Rowan Evans running a workshop on creating experimental collaborative poetry – all attending will be invited to read their new work at the evening event, and included in Diisonance to be published by Hesterglock Press. contact Paul to book a place and for more info: hesterglock at gmail dot com

June 23 Diisonance – 18.30 experimental collaborative poetry & performance at Bank Street Arts – Sarer Scotthorne, Miggy Angel, Rowan Evans, Leire Barrera, Dan Eltringham, Linda Kemp, Roy McFarlane, Paul Hawkins & Emteaz Hussain. Free entry

Sept 1 – 30: diisonance exhibition @ The Gallery Cafe, 21 Old Ford Rd, London E2 collaborative artworks: Steve Ryan & Paul Hawkins

Sept 8: Diisonance book launch w/ special guest Gary Budden, Sarer Scotthorne, Roy McFarlane, Tony White & Paul Hawkins. Entry by donation. The Gallery Cafe, Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London

September 29: hesterglock press // caplet collaboration @ The Gallery Cafe, 21 Old Ford Rd, London E2 poetry & dialogue w/ Jonathan Mann, Jude Cowan Montague, Matti Spence, Luna Montenegro, Iris Colomb & Paul Hawkins + improvised sounds from The Happy Couple

November 17: The 15th Ars Poetica International Poetry Festival at the A4 Space for Contemporary Culture / Karpatská 2, Bratislava feat. 6pm / WOW! A theatrical play with poetry present in full force… Premiere of the English version, by the Debris company (SK) Voiceover Ron Padgett (USA) poetry from Eleni Cay (SK/GB), Paul Hawkins (GB), Aurélia Lassaque (FR), Petr Borkovec (CZ) & Zsuzsa Emese Csobánka(HU) & special guest of the night: Titilope Sonuga (CAN/NE) spoken word performance more details here Ars Poetica

October 11: Satellite of Love inc. Jude Cowan Montague, Paul Hawkins and more tbc 8.15pm at The Greenbank Pub 57 Bellevue Road Bristol BS5 6DP

November 24: Hesterglock | Moot | Sad co-curate ANATHEMA 10 experimental poetry & performance w/ Carrie Etter, Jonathan Mulcahy, Meghan McKeague, Justin Katko & Lucy Beynon @ the Arnolfini, Bristol

November 25: Poem Brut, featuring new work from Harry Man, Imogen Reid, Stephen Emmerson, Hiromi Suzuki, Lotje Sodderland, Paul Hawkins, Chloe Spicer, Kate Wakeling and more. The event will also be the launch of SJ Fowler’s book I fear my best work behind me with Stranger Press. The event is free, doors at 7pm. Rich Mix, 35 – 47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA more tbc

December 15: Hesterglock | Moot | Sad co-curate ANATHEMA 11 experimental poetry & performance w/ Rhys Trimble, Iris Colomb, Amy McAuley more tbc 6.30pm @ the Arnolfini, Bristol.


Feb 27: Resonance FM The News Agents 2:30pm – 3:30pm. Paul hawkins on The News Agents show on eclectic arts radio Resonance FM again talking about radical housing, squatting, protest as well as reading from my recent Influx Press book Place Waste Dissent. Resonance FM is a groundbreaking 24/7 radio station which broadcasts on 104.4 FM to central London, DAB to Greater London, nationally on Radioplayer and live streamed to the rest of the world. Realised by a dedicated community of volunteer engineers and programme-makers, Resonance offers over 100 creative broadcast series every week featuring local and international artists, makers and experts. You can listen in here

March 9: Satellite of Love w/Sarer Scotthorne/Matt Duggan/Malaika Kegode/Wendy Young/Grace Palmer/Angela Brooks/Ellie Burmistre/Helen Sheppard/Omar Makessa 8.15pm at The Greenbank Pub 57 Bellevue Road Bristol BS5 6DP

March 13: SPEL alt poetry and acoustic music w/Paul Hawkins & more 8.30 at the Bristol Fringe Cafe 32 Princess Victoria St Bristol, free

March 17 – April 9: Place Waste Dissent at End||Begin 32 City Arcade, Coventry, CV1 3HW. The highly anticipated group show of Scratch the Surface Mental Health Arts Festival, will showcase a selection of fifteen fine artists from across the UK who the Collective//Pod have worked with over the last 18 months. I’m proud to have an early draft manuscript of my Influx Press experimental poetry collage cut-up book Place Waste Dissent on exhibit. The manuscript was pasted and cut-up into a hand-made book by Clara Quinion, and I read from it at many events before the book was edited and then published in November 2015. End||Begin is co-curated by Collective//Pod members professional artist Martin Green and emerging artist Colin Oddy.

March 19: Servant Drone launch, Gato Vadio, Rua do Rosário, 281 4050-525 Porto 6pm :: Bruno Neiva & Paul Hawkins. Made possible by the generous support of the Porto/Bristol Association and are fully free

March 23: Page and Performance, w/Paul Hawkins & more @The Cross Hands, Fishponds Bristol 8pm free

March 25: Servant Drone launch, Bloom & Curll Bookshop, 72 Colston Street Bristol BS1 5BB 6.30pm :: Paul Hawkins & Sarer Scotthorne. Made possible by the generous support of the Porto/Bristol Association and are fully free

March 26: InZine #5 The Pod, Coventry CV1 4AE 12 – 5pm Paul Hawkins + Sarer Scotthorne + Dan Duggan + Zine Fest/film/exhibition – part of Scratch the Surface Mental Health Arts Festival

April 10: SPEL alt poetry and acoustic music w/Paul Hawkins & more 8.30pm at the Bristol Fringe Cafe, 32 Princess Victoria St Bristol, free

May 11: Satellite of Love w/ Paul Hawkins & more 8.15pm The Greenbank Pub 57 Bellevue Road Bristol BS5 6DP

May 29: SPEL alt poetry and acoustic music w/ Paul Hawkins & more 8.30pm at the Bristol Fringe Cafe, 32 Princess Victoria St Bristol, free

June 8: Satellite of Love Paul Hawkins & more 8.15pm The Greenbank Pub 57 Bellevue Road BS5 6DP fund raiser forBristol Refugee Rights

June 22: Riot, Resistance & The Contested Future 7:30pm an evening of spoken-word, film & discussion in response to Jimmy Cauty’s #ADPRiotTour installation with poets Paul Hawkins, Sam Berkson, a short screening from Riots Reframed, Sheila Menon from #heathrow13, Jimmy Cauty, L-13‘s Steve Lowe and me at Unit 6, Imperial Works, Fountayne Road, London N15 4QL free

July 28: Speech Therapy w/Paul Hawkins 7 more + open mic @ The Chameleon Arts Cafe, 17 Angel Row, Nottingham, NG1 6HL, free 7.30pm

September 24: Bristol Poetry Festival w/Erbacce press poets Sarer Scotthorne, Paul Hawkins & more 7:00pm at Bloom & Curll Bookshop, 72 Colston Street, Bristol. Entry: buy a book from Bloom & Curll
August 6: Enemies Project, Paul Hawkins & Lucy English + many more @ Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN 01225 312084 7.00pm doors for a 7.30pm start. Entrance free

October 1: w/Run Logan Run, Kit Williams Fergradoe, Sarer Scotthorne, Spindle Ensemble & Paul Hawkins w/ Rowan Evans at The Church of St John the Baptist, Broad Street Bristol BS1 2EZ 7:30 – 11pm, £5.00 click here: limited to 50, booking essential refreshments by Nourish Me. This event is part of the Bristol Poetry Festival

Oct 6: Bank Street Arts 6pm – 8pm free entry – Paul Hawkins reading from Place Waste Dissent and screening Blight, a film by John Smith with the soundtrack by Jocelyn Pook

October 5 – 8: Place Waste Dissent Exhibition, daily 11am – 4pm free at Bank Street Arts, 32-40 Bank Street, Sheffield S1 2DS. An exhibition of text & prints by Paul Hawkins Steve Ryan from the Influx Press book Place Waste Dissent, there will also be readings from Place Waste Dissent and film screenings of Life In The Fast Lane: The No M11 Story (dir: Neil Goodwin, Mayyasa Al-Malazi) & Blight (John Smith/Jocelyn Pook)

November 19: Gullivers Lounge, Manchester Launch of The Secret of Good Posture (Team Trident Press 2016) w/Paul Hawkins, Sarer Scotthorne, Dan Eltringham & Pippa Nayer £3 @ 7:30pm
October 28: Bristol Festival of Literature w/Erbacce Press poets 7:30pm at The Phoenix Cafe, All Saints Street, Broadmead, Bristol BS1 2LZ

November 25: Bloom & Curll Books, Bristol Launch of The Secret of Good Posture w/Paul Hawkins & Rowan Evans 7:30pm


Jan 21: The Twisted Teapot Boscombe w/ Jonny Fluffypunk, Markie Burnhope, Paul Hawkins, Myriam San Marco, Sarer Scotthorne, Julia Boore & Barbara Donne – Bosc:Rev Issue 3 launch

March 21: Resonance FM guest on The News Agents show, w/Paul Hawkins & Sarer Scotthorne
Feb 21: Mr Wolf’s Bristol w/Schoolboy’s Death Trio, Paul Hawkins & more

June 26: Mahu Influx at The Hardy Tree Gallery, Kings Cross, London. 7.30pm free entry
A night of eclectic readings from Influx writers and editors, taking in New York stories from Linda Mannheim, experimental squat poetry from Paul Hawkins, tales of light invading the dark by Clare Fisher, plus readings from Influx editors Kit Caless and Gary Budden

August 20: The Inspire Bar, Coventry Hesterglock Press launch of Margaret Thatcher’s Museum by Antony Owen w/Antony Owen, Paul Hawkins & Sarer Scotthorne

September 5: Vogue Fabrics, Dalston London: MAINTENANT 9: A JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY DADA WRITING AND ART UK launch w/Paul Hawkins & many more

Inzine Fest IV at The Pod in Coventry with Antony Owen, Paul Hawkins, Thomas MacColl, Sarer Scotthorne, Simone Estridge, Adam Steiner + more. Free

Oct 29 – Nov 21: Temple Church Bristol Sanctum
Paul hawkins will be doing five solo performances; four reading Place Waste Dissent from cover to cover and the fifth, a red-eye 2 hour marathon, reading from Claremont Road, Contumacy, Place Waste Dissent and Servant Drone. This autumn, a remarkable structure is rising up from within the bombed out remains of Temple Church in Bristol. For 24 days, this 14th century site is being transformed into an intimate gathering place in which to hear the city like never before. Chicago-based artist Theaster Gates was invited by Bristol arts producer, Situations, to create his first public project in the UK as part of Bristol 2015 European Green Capital. The artist has sought out discarded and dormant materials from former places of labour and religious devotion across Bristol to build an intimate and distinctive temporary structure at Temple Church. From 6pm on Thursday 29th October, Sanctum will host a continuous programme of sound over 552 hours until Saturday 21st November, sustained by performers, musicians and bands, spoken word artists and the visiting casts of theatre productions in Bristol.

Oct 27 – 30: Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe at Meyrick Hall, Bournemouth 12.00 – 4.00pm daily SIX Gallery are exhibiting prints of collage/text from Paul Hawkins’ Influx Press collection Place Waste Dissent as part of their Line & Mass series, along with other work including Matthew Shaw – Alchemical Figure, Beatriz Brooks – A Castle for the Inner Child, Adam Popli – Asian Osmosis. Performances include: Flights of the Imagination, J.U.D.I.T.H by Marja Christians and DeCoda by David Nock. FREE.

Nov 10 – Dec 12: Place Waste Dissent Exhibition at The Arts House, 108A Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3RU
an exhibition of art & text featured in the collection more info

Nov 21: 7.30pm Influx Press Bristol book launch at The Arts House, 108A Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3RU more info‘Having spent three years in the early 1990s occupying properties and protesting in Claremont Road, east London, poet Paul Hawkins maps the run-off, rackets and resistance along the route of the proposed M11 Link Road. Using the voices of Dolly Watson and many others in avant-garde experimental text and lo-fi collage, he explores place, waste and dissent; the stake the Thatcher/Major Tory government was driving into the heart of the UK.’ Join us at The Arts House celebrating the publication of ‘Place Waste Dissent’ and an accompanying month-long exhibition of art and text featured in the collection, with readings, a short film screening and a Q&A with the author. w/Paul Hawkins, Sarer Scotthorne & Sam Berkson

Dec 5: 7.00pm Influx Press Book Launch at the Brick Lane Bookshop 166, Brick Lane, London E1 6RU more info Join Influx Press at Brick Lane Bookshop celebrating the publication of our new title, ‘Place Waste Dissent’ by Paul Hawkins. Reading are: Paul Hawkins, Sarer Scotthorne, George F & Lucy Furlong. The event is FREE!! 7pm Signed books on sale on the night.


Jan 27 – Feb 1: SIX Gallery Roumelia Lane Boscombe w/Andrew McCutchion (The Sidemen) curating Unprepared Piano

Feburary 28: SIX Gallery, Roumelia Lane, Boscombe Bournemouth: launch of Paul Hawkins’ Claremont Road pamphlet w/Steve Rushden, Markie Burnhope & Sarer Scotthorne

March: Split collaboration w/Mark Lloyd
March 28: The Hydra Bookshop, Bristol w/Paul Hawkins & more

April 25: The Hydra Bookshop, Bristol w/Paul Hawkins & more

May 1: The Horse Hospital, London International Launch of Cut UP! Anthology w/Anne Pigalle, A.D. Hitchin, Nina Antonia, Billy Chainsaw, Paul Hawkins & Matthew Levi Stevens

May 2 & 3: Vita Nova Theatre, Roumelia Lane Boscombe Bournemouth performing w/Scott Lavene as Gunshot

May 31: The Saboteur Awards The Jericho Tavern Oxford with Lucy Ayrton, Tina Sederholm, Dan Holloway, Rose Drew, Florence O’Mahoney, Emily Cleaver, Thomas McColl, Lyndsay Waller-Wilkinson, Nichola Deane, David Clarke, John Clegg, Andrew Wynn Owen, Jacqueline Saphra, Ashley Stokes, Kate Garrett, May-Lan Tan, William Thirsk-Gaskill, Tim Wells, Rowena Knight, Paul Hawkins, Kirsten Irving, Kiran Millwood-Hargrave, Jenni Pascoe, Fay Roberts & Steve Nash

October 25: Camaradefest II at Rich Mix Arts Centre London: 100 poets in collaborative performances inc. Paul Hawkins with Mali Clements


May 18: Brighton Fringe Festival w/The Sidemen (Paul Hawkins & Andrew McCutchion)

running Workshop 4: Transmedia Activism with Donna Hancox, Leverhulme Visiting Fellow, Bath Spa University & poet Paul Hawkins presenting locative storytelling project, Untold Boscombe

August 16: w/Paul Hawkins, Jane Cartwright & more The Shelley Theatre, Boscombe Bournemouth

Sept 13 & 14: Boscombe Fringe Festival w/ Flea – Paul Hawkins / St Anne’s – Jane Cartwright / PAUSE. PLEASE. REWIND THE TAPE – Gail Cecil/ 612 Media / The Fridge – Simon McCormack & more at Vita Nova, Roumelia Lane, Boscombe

Oct 5: Performance of Flea on Hope FM w/Paul Hawkins & more

December 13: live improvised performance of Boscombe Suite Boscombe at The Friends Meeting House Boscombe BH5 1AH The Music Room Band + w/Paul Hawkins & more


July 2: With One Voice at The Royal Opera House – below a behind-the-scenes documentary about With One Voice – a performance showcase of 300 people who had experienced homelessness at the Royal Opera House on 2 July 2012. Part of the London 2012 Festival and in partnership with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Homeless Link, this was the first offical platform for homeless people in Olympic history. Included Paul H reading with Vita Nova poets. For more info visit with1voice.org.uk

1979 – 2012

Paul H: countless gigs in UK & Europe as bassist &/or guitarist with The Outfits, The Zapweeds, MilkPlus, Baby Groover, Cake, Big Tuna, The Roadbreakers, Backwash, Big Laundry Bill, The Music Room Band, Kat Haskard . . .

Eachwhat Studio 2021 - 2023

We’re now in the process of vacating Eachwhat Studio premises situated at Unit 18, The Broadwalk Centre, Bristol BS4 2QU and re-locating. EWI Studio was made possible by Hypha Studios. With Hypha Studios generous support Paul was able to use the Unit for 18 months or so, using it as a studio workspace, a gallery, a workshop space and for events. Paul was fortunate to hold a number of exhibitions, host & run workshops, launch books with readings/performances by a diverse bunch of artist/poets and run Hesterglock Press. See below for events etc that have happened in this former newsagents in Knowle, Bristol.

EW Studio at Unit 18 was made possible by Hypha Studios, a charity that matches artists with empty spaces


June 6, 20, July 4, 18, Aug 1, 15, Sept 5 & Nov 21
@ Eachwhat Studio from 10:00 - 12:00, cost £5 per session

May 30 - Nov 21
Wakefield & Modem - HANDSFREE
  Print exhibition
A 21st century response to Les Mains Libres by Paul Eluard and Man Ray. Bob Modem’s deconstructions of Martin Wakefield’s renderings of Paul Éluard’s illustrations of Man Ray’s drawings
Steel Incisors publish HANDSFREE in print form Jan 3, 2023

June 4
Wakefield & Modem - HANDSFREE
special book preview event w/Wakefield & Modem, Sarer Scotthorne, James Knight, Vanessa Onwuemezi, Emma Filtness, Stephen Sunderland, Nic Stringer, Dan Power, Chris Boyland, Richard Biddle & James Knight - expect film & poetry

March 26 - April 27, 2022
Holding Patterns print exhibition and opening event
w/performances by Sarer Scotthorne, Peter Jaeger, Andres Andwandtner, Paul Hawkins & Julia Rose Lewis

Feb 19 - Mar 26, 2022  Rezia Wahid: Weaving Light installation

Feb 23, 2022
Bill Drummond’s Forty Minute Interview w/Paul Hawkins

Dec 4 2021 - Jan 12 2022
NEW AGENTS Print Exhibition Super-Artgo / Steve Ryan

Nov - Dec 2021
Michael Harford Selected Collages Exhibition

Oct 15, 2021
Poem Brut in Bristol

COMMUNITY ART WALL September 1 - Nov 30 2021

At Eachwhat Studio I’ve always made space available to the local community of Knowle for scribbling, scrawling, mark-making, painting, sketching, writing; in fact whatever those passing by feel they’d like to use the space for. As use of the studio space has changed, the space for the community has changed; from one large wall to smaller walls.