March Launch of TERRACES: a choreography by Scott Thurston and Impression by Owen Bullock. Open Mic with Tom Jenks, Sophie Herxheimer and Carl Oprey.

How thrilling to be publishing such innovative work from an Irish publisher by UK and Australian poets. Launch, Friday 25th at 8pm GMT, on Zoom. This month Beir Bua Press will be publishing two poetry collections:

TERRACES: a choreography by Scott Thurston, a collection of kinetic poetry, playing with the semiotics of signifier and signified being interpreted through movement.

Scott Thurston is a poet, mover and educator. He has published sixteen books and chapbooks of poetry, including three full-length collections with Shearsman. More recent work includes Phrases towards a Kinepoetics (Contraband, 2020) and Poems for the Dance (Aquifer, 2017). Scott is founding editor of open access Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry and co-organized the long-running poetry reading series The Other Room in Manchester. Since 2004, he has been developing a poetics integrating dance and poetry which has seen him studying with dancers in Berlin and New York and collaborating with three dancers in the UK. Scott is Reader in English and Creative Writing at the University of Salford where he has taught since 2004.

Impression by Owen Bullock. And linking these two works is their play on semiotics, Owen Bullock’s work investigates the creation of meaning and how meaning is communicated.

Owen Bullock has a PhD on semiotics and poetry, is originally from Cornwall and lived for 25 years in Aotearoa New Zealand before migrating further to Australia in 2014. He has published 11 books and 6 chapbooks, in the genres of poetry, haiku, tanka, haibun and fiction. In other lifetimes, he was a juggler and a musician. He teaches Creative Writing at the University of Canberra. and

Open mic with:

 Tom Jenks, Sophie Herxheimer  and Carl Oprey.

We have a reading of a poetry object: a poetic deck with Sophie Herxheimer is a prolific, multi-disciplinary artist whose own poetry is fiercely energetic, erudite and punchy. Her work on Voyage combines her lush, apparently boundless artistic style with a personal gentleness and generosity. Bidisha, BBC Arts online.

Carl Oprey has a play which is due to be published by Beir Bua Press later this year.He writes prose fiction, journalism and stage and screen. My screenplays have been commissioned by Fox Searchlight, Channel 4, Scottish Screen and BBC Films. I’ve originated and developed television series in the UK and US. My stage plays have been performed in London, Los Angeles and New York.

Tom Jenks writes poetry and short prose and runs the avant-objects imprint zimZalla. More at

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