Lawrence Upton performing in France, 2007

Lawrence Upton

Bibliography

Updated:8 November 2017

In the late 1990s, a good friend wrote a fairly good bibliography of Lawrence Upton's artistic work, telling him off for not having kept one himself.

By 2005 or so, Upton was beginning to lose track again and so set up this web page to keep it up to date. That has worked quite well. However, at that point, he was recording additions; but, over the years, the page has come to replace the original bibliography. It remains predominantly a record of what appears in magazines but includes pubications, some events, some talks and so on.

For now, the file name remains "recentpubs" -- to save time rewriting code!

Over time links fail because a publisher's site goes offline or the url is changed without notice being given. When that happens, and it is known of, a correction will be made; or the link will be removed. Work which is in books in print may not be made available here; and may be removed from here when a book appears.

Thanks to the editors.

NB As more and more data is added to this file it becomes almost impossible to truly represent chronology. The list will reflect order of publication rather than order of writing.

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Forthcoming


My essay Sound-singing Carlo Carra is forthcoming in One hundred years of Futurism: Aesthetic, Political and Performative Assessments ed by John London. Scheduled January 2018, at a guess. From Intellect, Bristol.

The first five pages of the visual score to Breaking News, realised with John Levack Drever in 2013, will be published by hand and poetry in Canada. Thanks to editor Ian Whistle [note added 20 Feb 2017]

My poems London-Surrey, from Caterham Valley ##11 & 12 have been accepted for publication in Molly Bloom's January 2018. Thanks to editor Aidan Semmens.

The poem Connecticut Snickerdoodle will appear in the magazine Projectionists Playground in December 2017



Published & Completed



2017


My talk What's the experiment? was given at Edge Poetics Symposium held at University of Bedford, Luton Campus on 4 November 2017.

My poem Sing Out has been published by Utsanga in Italy. See also

My poem Expressions of interest # 6 has been published by ex ex lit September 1, 2017. Thanks as always to editor Matt Margo.

My poem tr is a command has been published in the Tom Raworth Memorial of Blackbox Manifold #18. My thanks to the editors.

My poem Elidius on Ennor ("He forms hypotheses about himself" has been published by Stephanie Vickers as a single letter sheet; with a few variations.

I read my poems London-Surrey: from the Burn Bullock, Mitcham # 1, London-Surrey: from Reeves Corner, Croydon and love, making at Writers Forum Workshop on 8 July 2017.

My poem love, making has been published by Morphrog # 15 July 2017. The directive "slowly, and hesitantly" was not reproduced. Thanks to the editors, Jeremy Page and Peter Stewart.

My poem Expressions of interest # 5 has been published by ex ex lit June 2, 2017. Thanks as always to editor Matt Margo.

My poems from Caterham Valley ## 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9 & a song through Alaric Sumner have been published by BlazeVOX. Thanks to editor Geoffrey Gatza.

My poem Expressions of interest # 4 has been published by ex ex lit May 8, 2017. Thanks as always to editor Matt Margo.

My poems Expressions of interest ##1-3 has been published by ex ex lit April 28, 2017. Thanks as always to editor Matt Margo.

Slowscan # 37 is a re-issue on 12 inch vinyl of a cassette originally released on Balsam Flex, JGJGJGJG A Farewell Performance. JGJGJGJG was, in any order, me, cris cheek and and Clive Fencott with occasional additions.

Slowscan # 36, a black 12 inch vinyl record, in an offset printed sleeve, reissuing work originally published by Balsam Flex from the 1970s, Bob Cobbing, Peter Finch, François Dufrêne, Helmer Bodil and Lawrence Upton in an edition limited to 250. My contribution here is as the second voice on Cobbing's text-sound composition of his own A round dance.

My poem Ballet Music for Alaric Sumner has been published by ex ex lit March 17 2017. Thanks as always to editor Matt Margo.

Under Impossible Conditions, a talk with discussion, delivered ex tempore to Sound Practice Research Group at Goldsmiths, University of London 15 March 2017.

My poem For Many has been published by ex ex lit, 17 February 2017. Thanks to editor Matt Margo.



2016


My poem Composition "and sails upon that subject" has been published by ex ex lit, 24 December 2016. Thanks to editor Matt Margo.

My poem a disheartening scenery has been published by ex ex lit, 14 December 2016. Thanks to editor Matt Margo.

Porth Dances and Sings # 1 a text-sound composition by Lawrence Upton and John Drever, was premiered on 24 November 2016 in the Great Hall of Goldsmiths, University of London at New Cross, London. 18.5 minutes, quadraphonic. It had been commissioned by Silvia Rosani, to whom my thanks.

HOUSE, WARMING which is a poem of poems: trumpet piece the responding hairballs of mothers do; trumpet piece with cements were removers; percussion piece mar / mar indite cad sexed sashay; alto sax piece ye / ye / ye ye skeet ah; trumpet piece mater embed desk dye amid toe come to the grounded; double bass piece (or "I wish I could write poetry the way Reggie Workman plays"); Tenor sax pat son; Percussive melody posture; ex ex lit, 22 October 2016. Thanks to editor Matt Margo.

TRUMPET PIANO & PERCUSSION ; ex ex lit, 30 September 2016. Thanks to editor Matt Margo.

8 poems; ex ex lit, 3 September 2016. Thanks to editor Matt Margo.

The kind of poetry; SugarMule #50, 1 June 2016. Thanks to editor M L Weber

Out of the blue - A; ex ex lit, 26 May 2016. Thanks to editor Matt Margo.

17 May 2016 reading at Blue Bus. I read 2 sets. First set: Man sitting in a garden near to Lukely Brook, Into the woods (Published Poetry Now but no longer online), Landscapes: perceptual motion (Published Sustainabila, Our education is political and Fogou #1 Second set: Balcony Poem(s) for Richard Kessling The latter had been scheduled for publication as a pamphlet; but that has been delayed. My thanks to Blue Bus.

I shared the bill with Clive Gresswell and Louise Landes Levi.

12th May 2016 I presented the live text-sound composition Sutures with John Drever at Goldsmiths (and the performance was part of Vocal Vertebra # 2. It was four channel. We hope to rework the piece somewhat and present it again.(Recently I was asked by the research council about a four channel piece I made while they were funding me, just under five years after I put in my report. They wanted to know more about my work with Channel Four – good to know my report is in the hands of someone who is conversant with the terminology. )

I am not sure when I shall next work and perform with John due to his work pressure; I am sorry I was unable to give you warning that this performance was happening. I wasn't sure myself until a few days before and did not want to waste your time.

3 pages from my score Breaking News in Pocket Litter May 2016 guest-edited by Gregorio Fontén

Editorial advice in Correciones Vol 3 pp 14-23 Felipe Cussen; Information as material, 2016

My talk Relationships between performance and visual poetry has been published on the Drawing Breath website. Thanks to Iris Colomb for invitation and publication. I am working on a much expanded version of the talk.

My three versions of one poem An exchange of positions # 1 (solo performance version), An exchange of positions # 2 (2 voice performance version) and An exchange of positions # 3 (3 voices or more performance version) have been published in Zoomoozophone Review #9. Thanks to editor Matt Margo.

I performed my unfinished piece Calais [WT] Saturday, 12th March, at the Arcola Theatre in Dalston to help close a week of fundraising gigs at the venue under the perhaps unfortunate title of SUPERCALAISFRAGILISTIC in support of Crew for Calais -- "a bunch of theatre / event crew types" who are building flatpack shelters for the Calais refugee camp.

That "WT" in the title means "working title"; but for various reasons it was never developed further as a script. I thought Chris Goode, my co-star, had seen it but I seem to have forgotten to send it; I worked from memory; he responded. We improvised almost all of it.

I appeared as Grunts Crapp from The Story Party, performing a kind of sound poetry because his English isn't that good - "for his tongue it could not speak but only flatter" as Bob Dylan sang. Grunts ran a "home removal company" which he boasted had been making "shed loads of money" all over the Mediterranean and Calais; indeed, it was the use of those three words – sheds, loads, money by Crew for Calais, in use separated in full sentences, which encouraged him to appear. He, Grunts, made demands upon one he assumed to be a gangmaster, played by Goode, explaining that free markets do not imply personal freedom and that we should make the audience queue to be tied up before selling them. The gangmaster did not understand. Unable to communicate with each other, they shouted and screamed in barely semantic ways including a schoolboys' aircraft dogfight. It was all rather vulgar and played for laughs.

An email Interview with me by Ian Whistle undertaken in January has been published as We who are about to die in Ottawa Poetry Newsletter for 1st March 2016. I am ignorant as to why that title is used; but maybe I am slow-witted. It is Illustrated with two visual texts from Dialogue with Bob Cobbing which were incorporated in a collaborative exhibition with Guy Begbie but not developed further into a collaborative bookwork. My thanks to Ian Whistle, the interviewer; and to Rob McLennan of Ottawa Poetry Newsletter

My essay So many things has been published in CLASP: late modernist poetry in London in the 1970s edited by Robert Hampson and Ken Edwards; Shearsman, Bristol; ISBN 9781 84861 460 4.

My poem Mime #12 -- Mimes (polyvocal) -- "overwhelming strength of aspiration" -- has been published by ex ex lit on 15 February 2016 edited by Matt Margo, to whom my thanks

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My poem Lebanon variations has been published by ex ex lit on 1 February 2016 edited by Matt Margo, to whom my thanks

My poem On the recent unrest has been published by ex ex lit on 23 January 2016 edited by Matt Margo, to whom my thanks

My poem a tyrant speaks has been published by ex ex lit 1 January 2016 edited by Matt Margo, to whom my thanks



2015


My poem suspect responses, for voice and simultaneous viola has been published [ex ex lit 30 December 2015 edited by Matt Margo, to whom my thanks]

My essay A SINGULAR WORK: Bob Cobbing's Portrait of Robin Crozier [Coldfront 9 December 2015 commissioned by Nico Vassilakis.] This was an invitation extended to quite a few poets and the first two selections have already appeared. Note that there are several responses to the call in each selection and here my piece is a little way down the page.

My poem 8 misreadings of the text on a corporate grocery bag (cooperative) has been published [ex ex lit 23 November 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

My poem Music Rain has been published [ex ex lit 10 November 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

My essay Speech disorders lord brain: Experiments in "Moom 29 May Performance 1" has been published by Revista Laboratorio in Santiago de Chile. I think in terms of what it says, it's ok; but the writing itself -- I now see -- is a little rough. Apologies. I'll put it on my list for revision!

My poem Dance Poem # 10 for voice and dancer has been published [ex ex lit 31 October 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

My poem birds flocking has been published [hispirits 30 October 2015 edited by Andrew Burke]. I'll stand by the poem as mine; and that is the only way that it has been shown to Andrew Burke, without the name of the set attached; but it was written as part of the Elidius set, a poem supposedly authored by Elid. I left off that reference when I posted it on PoetryEtc, where my editor saw it, because I have been making quite a noise with Elid recently.

I was hoping for a slight echo of the words attributed to Socrates near the beginning of Aristophanes' The Clouds!

Andrew has also added a line break between the ninth and tenth lines. I had written 2 paragraphs of 3 lines and 1 paragraph of 4 lines. Andrew has made that 3 paragraphs of 3 lines and 1 paragraph of 1 line. It makes sense and I doubt that change was deliberate. I had not thought of it; but it is perhaps an improvement; and I feel that I shall be certain of it when I have got used to the change. So thanks to Andrew.

Dance Poem # 2 for voice and dancer ) [ex ex lit 20 October 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

Sunday from Light has been published in Walt Whitman: a 21st Century Gathering [Sugar Mule October 2015 edited by M L: Weber]

Dance Poem # 1 from work-in-progress Polyvocal(working title) [ex ex lit 5 October 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

survive the dance from work-in-progress Polyvocal(working title) [ex ex lit 5 October 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

LIES: for voice(s) and dancer(s) [ex ex lit 23 September 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

Poem for poet voice(s) and dancer: your existence is extremely unlikely [ex ex lit 6 September 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

My visual text Invention of omicron was published by h& magazine on September 4 2015. Thanks to editor Ian Whistle.

Poem for one or two voices #2 [ex ex lit 1 September 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

Poem for one or two voices #1 [ex ex lit 24 August 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

BOOGIE - she strives to make peace [ex ex lit 17 August 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

Archie Shepp, Chalk Farm, London February 1994 [ex ex lit 10 August 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

pop [ex ex lit 5 August 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

My visual text Yell 7 #9 was published by h& magazine on July 28 2015. Thanks to editor Ian Whistle.

My poems Loop Plastic (text published by ex ex lit on 29 Nov 2014) and all saying the same thing (polyvocal, but performed from a slightly suspect 'solo' version) were performed at Dangerous Times festival at RichMix in London on Saturday 27th June 2015 in a show organised by Different Skies

My poem all saying the same thing - Polyvocal was published 26 June 2015 [ex ex lit edited by Matt Margo]

gougedh& June 2015 edited by Ian Whistle]

music rain - "Two poems" [ex ex lit 30 May 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

a hand demonstrating a hand - "Two poems" [ex ex lit 30 May 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

moom 29 May performance 1 performed at vertebra 1 29th May 2015. Upton also performed in others' works as a member of Writers Forum Workshop Polyvocal

Coreah& 6 May 2015 edited by Ian Whistle]

One is much [ex ex lit 28 April 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

Monologue 1 from work-in-progress Difficult Assertions(working title) [ex ex lit 18 April 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

4 visual poems published in Utsanga magazine issue # 3. They are, from top downwards: full-throated song, founsoun # 1, cfch and founsoun # 3

Laughter published in Regime (print) magazine issue # 5 guest-editor Andrew Burke

clusters of eyes from work-in-progress Polyvocal(working title) [ex ex lit 24 March 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

white bread accents from work-in-progress Polyvocal(working title) [ex ex lit 17 March 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

good friends from work-in-progress Polyvocal(working title) [ex ex lit 9 March 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

to be restrained from work-in-progress Polyvocal(working title) [ex ex lit 27 February 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

CONCERTINA / SONGS or HOMOGENISED POETRY CONCENTRATE for Alaric Sumner [ex ex lit 2 February 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

ask crazy questions from work-in-progress Polyvocal(working title) [ex ex lit 2 February 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

how it may work from work-in-progress Polyvocal(working title) [ex ex lit 26 January 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

dogged loop [ex ex lit 23 January 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

We heard of discussing ceremonies from work-in-progress Polyvocal(working title) [ex ex lit 16 January 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

Whispers from work-in-progress Polyvocal(working title) [ex ex lit 13 January 2015 edited by Matt Margo]

Dance ("completely wedges before and behind") [ex ex lit 2 January 2015 edited by Matt Margo]



2014


Chavez in Deptford [ex ex lit 31 December 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

coarse means of developing [ex ex lit 20 December 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

simplify your study of eschatology from work-in-progress Polyvocal(working title) [ex ex lit 16 December 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

the last day, a prologue from work-in-progress Polyvocal(working title) [ex ex lit 3 December 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

loop (plastic) [ex ex lit 29 November 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

repetitions across changed narrator [ex ex lit 26 November 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

to flee and to chase [ex ex lit 24 November 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

he art from work-in-progress Polyvocal(working title) [ex ex lit 20 November 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

Miracle narratives of Saint Walpurga [ex ex lit 14 November 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

weak anthropic principles [ex ex lit 10 November 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

A poem from Choreographed Utterance has been published in An Anthology of Asemic Handwriting Michael Jacobson (Editor), Tim Gaze (Editor) (ISBN: 9789081709170)

proposals [ex ex lit 5 November 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

Five Works: Naming for Sue, Faversham Sequence, Nunhead, In the railway truck to Oswiecim Variation 1 and Trellis [Coldfront 26 October 2014 edited by Nico Vassilakis] Apologies for misspelling the name of the Polish town.  Some software reads it properly and some doesn't. It's the place that was called Auschwitz. I'm working quickly today and  have taken the lazy route.

liebestod [ex ex lit 26 October 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

silence held and cut down [ex ex lit 20 October 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

cruel darkness [ex ex lit 16 October 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

three part boogie [ex ex lit 10 October 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

the thorn tree drowned [ex ex lit 29 September 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

sounds of inflatable grief [ex ex lit 18 September 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

case notes [ex ex lit 15 September 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

The believers gather and shout simultaneously [ex ex lit 16 August 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

Church Litten Sketches published in Pocket Litter August 2014

Possibles variation 1 presented at Supernormal 2014 at Braziers Park Oxfordshire 9th August 2014 12:10 pm till 12:50 pm; viola (Benedict Taylor) and voice (Lawrence Upton); no electronics; no amplification; no visuals; no recording made. Apologies to those who couldn't make it and thanks to those who did.

Asemic Hera [ex ex lit 30 July 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

A voice heard [ex ex lit 23 July 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

My poems Characters in their own stories preparing the dead Two graveyard poems ("self of friends" & "ambiguities of inquiry" and glancing at his watch in shadow are published in Blackbox Manifold [Summer 2014]. They were read by the author at Blue Bus on 15 July 2014

Boogie: cuts adaptation [ex ex lit 14 July 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

Light # 1 [ex ex lit 29 June 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

12 Rough Carvings and Assemblages [ex ex lit 29 June 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

The only deal on offer: an expert speaks [ex ex lit 26 June 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

Occasional prayer [whilst ruling the world] [ex ex lit 19 June 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

A system for groups [ex ex lit 17 June 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

Elidius: When I had a door with a lock [Shadowtrain # 42 June 2014 edited by Ian Seed]

Chun published in Pocket Litter June 2014, edited by Lawrence Upton

Mental animations [ex ex lit 4 June 2014 edited by Matt Margo]

The war of Babylon, the victors revise [ex ex lit 29 May 2014]

Remediation # 2 was realised 27 May 2014 at Arch1 London by Jeff Cloke (live processing) and Lawrence Upton (live voice); 20 minutes approx.

A satisfying life [ex ex lit 25 May 2014]

for Tony Oxley by Lawrence Upton performed solo; Red Text-sounds by bpNichol performed with Clive Fencott and Martin Gubbins; and curmudgeonly poem by Lawrence Upton and Clive Fencott performed with Clive Fencott at Sound Poetry - a WF FdE get together at Amersham Arms New Cross 21 May 2014

It don't mean a thing [ex ex lit 12 May 2014]

flying [ex ex lit 10 May 2014]

Loose logic diversion [ex ex lit 29 April 2014]

Hero-ism [ex ex lit 26 April 2014]

Comfortable city [ex ex lit 24 April 2014]

Collage: Memento Mori [OnBarcelona 21 April 2014]

Commentary [ex ex lit 18 April 2014]

Dissection [ex ex lit 13 April 2014]

Vox Pop [ex ex lit 10 April 2014]

Final solutions [ex ex lit 28 March 2014]

The infrastructure of terror [ex ex lit 20 March 2014]

The imagined [ex ex lit 14 March 2014]

Permissible truth [ex ex lit 12 March 2014]

What the special adviser said [ex ex lit 5 March 2014]

Flying apart [ex ex lit 3 March 2014]

rushing [ex ex lit 27 February 2014]

Monitored behaviour [ex ex lit 23 February 2014]

Lecture notes [ex ex lit 17 February 2014]

What is all the world [ex ex lit 15 February 2014]

Whatever a person fears [ex ex lit 26 January 2014]

All talk [ex ex lit 24 January 2014]

BOOGIE in one flies [On Barcelona 17 January 2014]

multivoice expostulations [ex ex lit 14 January 2014]

H bombs keep falling on my head Essay [Nowt 13, 9 January 2014]

The end of all flesh is come before me [ex ex lit 4 January 2014]

15 Light good wishes [ex ex lit 1 January 2014]



2013


speaking asleep [ex ex lit 25 December 2013]

Icarus falling [ex ex lit 18 December 2013]

Viewing the latest civic architecture" [ex ex lit 16 December 2013]

We cannot survive [ex ex lit 11 December 2013]

a tissue [ex ex lit 9 December 2013]

Trombone Piece # 2 [on Barcelona]7 December 2013

FRANTIC TEXT with whispers for Chris Goode [ex ex lit 3 December 2013]

CD: "Singing Marram (Photo, Synthesis)" by Benedict Taylor (viola) to scores by Lawrence Upton; published 1st December 2013. See documentation on our collaboration elsewhere in this site.

In the railway truck variation 1 was realised 19 November 2013 at Arch1 London y Jeff Cloke (live processing) and Lawrence Upton (live voice); 20 minutes approx.

The outrage of reply [ex ex lit 15 November 2013]

new dead arriving [ex ex lit 5 November 2013]

Policy Statement [ex ex lit 31 October 2013]

Embarrassment of knowing [ex ex lit 28 October 2013]

DARK VOICES CD from Cram published 21 October 2013 at the concert of the same name. The CD makes available recordings of Benedict Taylor (viola) and Lawrence Upton (voice performing Upton's Alphabet Expansion, flowery duet, Faversham Triptych, Ropes and chains, Reliefs, Dark Voice and (sketch towards an imagined) portrait of Sarah Milne. Cram Records # 4

Mappa performed by Benedict Taylor (viola), Tina Krekels (saxophone) and Lawrence Upton (voice) at Dark Voices concert 21 October 2013

Trellis performed by Benedict Taylor (viola) and Lawrence Upton (voice) at Dark Voices concert 21 October 2013

Curve performed by Tina Krekels (saxophone) and Lawrence Upton (voice) at Dark Voices concert 21 October 2013

Singing Marram 3, for solo viola, performed by Benedict Taylor at Dark Voices concert 21 October 2013

Breaking News performed to completion by Lawrence Upton and John Levack Drever at Dark Voices concert 21 October 2013

Dancer Knot variation 1 was realised 15 October 2013 at Arch1 London by Jeff Cloke (live processing) and Lawrence Upton (live voice); 20 minutes approx.

abundant light [ex ex lit 2 October 2013]

Dialogue Fragments by Lawrence Upton and Richard Kessling [Pocket Litter]

Unconditional love [ex ex lit 19 September 2013]

Mixed voices [ex ex lit 17 September 2013]

In the field [ex ex lit 9 September 2013]

Taking words for a walk [ex ex lit 23 August 2013]

Apocalypse [ex ex lit 14 August 2013]

Alexander the Great [ex ex lit 9 July 2013]

B.V.M. Homage to Dziga Vertov [ex ex lit 22 June 2013]

Collage in a rolled medium [ex ex lit 23 June 2013]

Pin prick stars [ex ex lit 16 June 2013]

Observations [ex ex lit 7 June 2013]

Fine status is whippersnapper [ex ex lit 2 June 2013]

story [Wonderbook of Poetry 25 May 2013]

Homage to Birdyak [ex ex lit 22 May 2013]

A film for men [ex ex lit 15 May 2013 -- 1 of 2 versions]

Stuck [ex ex lit 7 May 2013]

Life still [On Barcelona 2 May 2013]

Expressions of interest ## 3 - 8 [ex ex lit 1 May 2013] -- see Truck 3 April 2013 for ## 1 & 2

Enthusiasm and perseverance [ex ex lit 27 April 2013]

Billboards ## 1 -3 [Truck 26 April 2013]

4 square in the garden [Truck 22 April 2013]

backlit landscape rectangle [ex ex lit 21 April 2013]

Process of representation [ex ex lit 10 April 2013]

"voice box", "yell 2" & "yell 4" [ Truck 8 April 2013]

Atlantis [Truck 7 April 2013]

yell 3 [Truck 6 April 2013]

"breakage", "letter train" and "pavement poetry" [Truck 6 April 2013]

open the book and read 1-6 [Truck 5 April 2013]

open the book and read 1-6 [Truck 5 April 2013]

"Anecdote", "Expressions of Interest 1" and "Expressions of Interest 2" [Truck 3 April 2013]

Adrift [ex ex lit 2 April 2013]

composition with points of view [ex ex lit 28 March 2013]

loop: plastic for a place [ex ex lit 21 March 2013]

Intense focus, mental amnesia [ex ex lit 13 March 2013]

boogie: made fear snaps me [ex ex lit 6 March 2013]

Poems in response to Matthew Cooperman's "Denver Breach" [likestarlings March 2013]

Periglis Beach, 4 a.m. written in response to Matthew Cooperman's "Hive Lament" [Likestarlings March 2013]

Green grow the rushes written in response to Matthew Cooperman's "Miller's Tale"> [likestarlings March 2013]

Three related texts written in response to Matthew Cooperman's "appears / disappears" [likestarlings March 2013]

Knowledge slips aweigh written in response to Matthew Cooperman's "Wolf Song" [likestarlings March 2013]

two poems written in response to Matthew Cooperman's "Goods for Songs" [likestarlings March 2013]

Notes to "Variations on a theme of Bob" [earlier version published loose leaf by Space Studios in March 2011; this corrected and reformatted version published by Upton himself on his own website.

The Goods [likestarlings, March 2013, though written some years earlier]

Sugar Mule # 42 guest-edited by Lawrence Upton [January 2013]



2012


Two e-books published in 2012:

wrack; Quarter After Press; distributor Issuu; 2012; e-book & hard copy

memory fictions; Argotist; 2012; e-book


Two exhibitions in 2012:

Joint exhibition with Guy Begbie, Collaborative Bookworks, at Sheppard Library, University of Middlesex, Hendon 3 September 2012 till 21 September 2012. [documentation from the links at http://lawrenceupton.org/GBLU/collab_GB.html]

Solo exhibition, from recent projects, at St James, Hatcham 20 till 27 September 2012 [documentation to follow]


Two concerts of my work exclusively in 2012

Unsettling Scores Wednesday 26 September 2012 with John Drever (laptop), Tina Krekels (saxophone) and Benedict Taylor (viola); St James Hatcham [documentation to follow]

Speculative Scores Friday 4 May 2012; Cinema, Goldsmiths, University of London with Tina Bass (voice), John Drever (laptop), Tina Krekels (saxophone) & Benedict Taylor (viola) [documentation to follow]

Untitled (old island a hill now) [On Barcelona for 28th December 2012]


NAMING for Peter Manson by Lawrence Upton and John Drever, audio video published by Soundsrite. This video was shown continuously at SHIZENGAKU - The Museum of Modern Art, Shiga, Japan in September 2012 during Drever's residency.

Vust! by Lawrence Upton and Benedict Taylor; Experiments and Intensities Vol 1 edited by Bonenfant et al ISBN 978-1-906113-05-6. University of Winchester Press

Autumn or Further Eradication [Nowt Press 2012]

Elidius thinks of death [Truck 4 October 2012]

"would as I do" [Overland Spring 2012]

Photographs of "Bob Cobbing and the book" [published by Upton on his own website.

The Bar between St Agnes and the Gugh from St Agnes [Hi Spirits 27 January 2012]



2011


"He moves in imitation of boxers" print published by Digital Hamper [2011]

"He is smiling though it looks an effort" print published by Digital Hamper [2011]

Landscapes: perceptual motion [Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language, 4(2); 2011]

susurration [Infinite Editions March 2011]

Notes to "Variations on a theme of Bob" published loose leaf by Space Studios in March 2011



2010


Walking on Scilly [Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language, 4(1); 2010]

From Higher Town, St Agnes, Looking Towards Covean [Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language, 4(1); 2010]

Walking: Try Valley - Watch Croft - Morvah [Landscapes: the Journal of the International Centre for Landscape and Language, 4(1); 2010] 2010

The man who finds himself amusing [Cordite October 2010]

Poem for Ivor Cutler 3 [Cordite August 2010]

8 curses for Maureen Brand [Website of Foro de Escritores 18 March 2010] The poems are on a blog with work of many hands, all of it well worth seeing. I am very glad to be associated with any and all of those people from Santiago de Chile. You can, if you wish, isolate the images by going to each one separately e.g. http://www.forodeescritores.cl/2010/03/8-curses-for-maureen-brand-1.html and then changing the numeral before the dot separator - 2,3, 4 etc



2009


NAMELY for Peter Manson (8 channel) presented at Goldsmiths 14 November 2009 as part of Lawrence Upton at 60

Version (stereo) of NAMELY for Peter Manson presented at ICA London 17 August 2009; and again at Laban 5th November 2009

NAMELY for Peter Manson written first quarter of the year. It arose from a contribution to a one off book for Manson's 40th birthday which Alec Finlay organised. I made a superfluity of visual variations on his name and selected my preferred page at the end. Then I reworked all the material into a score for a text-sound composition with John Levack Drever, commissioned by Contemporary Poetics Research Centre, Birkbeck College, London. That was presented as a stereo piece at The London Horse Hospital on 23rd May 2009.



2008


My poems St Ives Harbour from The Malakoff: "sun into square"; St Ives Harbour, with mechanical digger, from The Malakoff: "foreground: on the nearest quay"; St Ives Harbour from The Malakoff: "The sand, washed flat"; St Ives Harbour from The Malakoff: "Another low tide"; St Ives Harbour from The Malakoff: "Sand nearly plasterer-smoothed left drying" (previously published by Poetry Cornwall); St Ives Harbour from The Malakoff: "a dullness of many angles; St Ives Harbour from Barnoon: "white of egg" have been published in Veer Off (Veer 015) October 2008. My thanks to the editors

"Just knowing you don't have to be kind" print published in Sinatra : ...but buddy, I'm a kind of poem edited Gilbert L. Gigliotti, Entasis Press, 2008; Washington, D.C.

Portrait: she'll make you rattle [Masthead 11

NAMING for Ricki Redhead performed by.John Drever & Lawrence Upton. Thursday 5 June 2008, starting 8:00 pm in The Shunt Vaults, London Bridge Station. Pre-recorded/prepared audio material, live voice (Upton) and live laptop treatment (Drever). From a score by Lawrence Upton.



2007


"To leave is to forget" (from the sequence Elidius) in Poetry Cornwall

"dialogue" and "song", previously published Skald # 22 in 2005, published Literatura na Swiecie ## 11/12, Warsaw

pages from "pages from a book of the dead" NoD January 2007 (Alberta, Canada)



2006


NAMING for Lucio Agra [Intercapillary Space, February 2006]

Portrait: a clutter of not terribly good light [PoetrySZ #19, now moved to a blog; probably March 2006]

i.m. Barry MacSweeney [Intercapillary Space, August 2006]

Two separate poems on musicians [Intercapillary Space, September 2006] Marcus Vergette St Ives Jazz Club 2nd August 2006 & Pete Kubryk-Townsend (as part of Viv Rodd Trio), St Ives Jazz Club 12 September 2006

Oscillation [Intercapillary Space, September 2006]



2005


Coldharbour Portraits [Pages, 23 August 2005]

A blind monkey [Pages, 23 August 2005]

Depart from me ye cussed, treated interrupted laser print, 11.5 inches x 8.75 inches shown as part of SoundVision/VisionSound III an exhibition at The Nave Gallery, Somerville. Ma. USA from 7 July 2005 until 6 August 2005. Should you ever see this item, dear reader, do ask about its provenance. The exhibition admin had return carriage paid in advance but never sent back the works I submitted and never replied to subsequent inquiries. They remain my property. Postcards of exhibits were produced and this item was one of them: Post Card 9.

4 POEMS: Poldhu - "whole sea is in air", St Ives Harbour from the malakoff, St Ives Harbour and Touch [Gangway # 36, 2005]

Snap - "Mousehole" [Famous Reporter # 32, date lost]

Walking Towards Sennen [Liminal Pleasures c 2005]

"dialogue" and "song" published Skald # 22



2004


Possibles published by Call this poetry. o.p. (A second edition is intended by Writers Forum

Walking - Sancread to Crows-an-wra [Bad Press]

5 Pictures [Gangway # 33, December 2004]

and still we rise [Details lost: possibly a V.I. publication

Silence [Lawrence Upton's piece is #18; but do look at the others!]

Remembering Alaric Sumner published Masthead # 8. NB This is the NLA archive version: the magazine itself is offline.



2003



Wire Sculptures, Reality Street Editions published 2003

Tran Narrativity magazine # 2



2002

"he stalks the lion", as Untitled, in PoetryEspresso Poem of the Day 21 September 02 (editor Jo Wade)

snow #1, snow #1, snow #1 and snow #1 [Masthead # 6 - July 2002]

West [Masthead # 6 - July 2002] -- this poem spans multiple pages with a link on from each page

Water's edge published Bardyonheth Kernow / Poetry Cornwall 5

West Boogie [Masthead # 6 - July 2002]

Opus contra naturam [Masthead # 6 - July 2002]

Substantial Vacancy [Masthead # 6 - July 2002]

Ein kinderspiel [Masthead # 6 - July 2002]

Tending towards omniscience [Masthead # 6 - July 2002]

King of the tongue # 2 [Masthead # 6 - 2002]

Listen #1 [Masthead # 6 - July 2002]

Listen #2 [Masthead # 6 - July 2002]

"Listen #3 [Masthead # 6 - July 2002]

Listen #4 [Masthead # 6 - July 2002]

Hesperides [Sugar Mule # 10 - 2002]

Investing published 21 June 2002 in PoetryEspresso June Poems This poem, slightly revised, is now regarded by the poet as a part of DOMESTICS, as yet unpublished in its entirety

Three Pieces from Pictures, Cartoon Strips [Moria Vol 5 Issue # 3 Winter]

Crugkerns (later Crugkerns 1 when revised) published by Dandelion, Canada.

Early 2002. (Guess) Peter Manson invited Lawrence Upton to be a guest poet on his,Manson's, website Upton offers four separate pieces, all related to the late Alaric Sumner and / or the area where he had lived part of the year: study #3 for for a - a hum for alaric sumner and mermaid; and two pieces under the heading writing with alaric sumner. Writing with Alaric Sumner divides into 5 parting songs and time to die



2001


Lexes [Transparent Words # 6, September 2001]

Penelope [Transparent Words # 6, September 2001]

Verbal Perecussion1 [Transparent Words # 6, September 2001]

sic [Studio Cleo Vol 3 Spring 2001]

networking [Studio Cleo Vol 3 Spring 2001]

still life: "she leans forward" [Studio Cleo Vol 3 Spring 2001]

Peace Process [Studio Cleo Vol 3 Spring 2001]

dionysius [Studio Cleo Vol 3 Spring 2001]

nothing sees [Studio Cleo Vol 3 Spring 2001]

rain [Studio Cleo Vol 3 Spring 2001]

"the hall's dark" [Studio Cleo Vol 3 Spring 2001]

"seeing, as for the first time" [Studio Cleo Vol 3 Spring 2001]

Letters to Eric 3 & 4 [PK Featured Poet -- March 2001]

The above link also takes you to Subversive Activity for Gilbert Adair and Large Painting

To views of the same confusing scene [PK Featured Poet -- March 2001]. This link also takes you to Song: you might say you love me and 12b

To views of the same confusing scene [PK Featured Poet -- March 2001]

Mixed media on board # 1: “A crack across the structure of the image” [Masthead # 4 - January 2001]. This link also takes you to Mixed media on board # 2: “Black and black and black and black on black, each black different in tonality” and Rebus / cartoon”: “A bird cage inside a patchily transparent sawn off shot gun

for Jeff Nuttall [published Poetry New York # 11]

Poetry New York also published Being erect - The old dog knows, Actual bodily harm and from some lines by Geoffrey Chaucer





2000


Into the woods published by Poetry Now Vol 2 # 4

figure climbing a fence, breaking nature, child stomping and raw wind roars published Stride (WWW) edited by Rupert Loydell



1999


Fal Songs published in Core #6 (Australia)

In 1999, Alaric Sumner edited Riding the Meridian 2.1.. He interviewed Lawrence Upton and Bob Cobbing as Domestic Ambient Buoys and published Domestic Ambient Buoys (Bob Cobbing and Lawrence Upton) in discussion with Alaric Sumner, August 1999, London; and we made Collaborations for Alaric Sumner for him. Upton wrote 2 short essays for him: utterance and notation of poetry and finding another word for experimental; some examples of using basic properties of the digital environment to expand literature: paper house and electric house; and also Metrical Experiment 1, Metrical Experiment 2,Metrical Experiment 3 and Metrical Experiment 4; and I presented two visual poetry sets: game on a phrase of scott thurston and naming for jeff nuttall

SONG Darkness enclosing light published in UNDU REVIEW # 3, November 1999

Meditation published by Mindfire. The magazine is no longer online and the poem has been revised considerably. It may be offered elsewhere for publication in a new version



1998


An outtake (edited) of a live performance circa 1997 at The Klinker from Domestic Ambient Noise by Bob Cobbing and Lawrence Upton was included on the CD Variations 2 (Paradigm Disks 5) published 1998

3 of the 5 Parting Songs were published in the Winter 98/99 issue of the web magazine Onyx



1997


No published and uncollected work for this year is known



1996


for the on time Larry Eighner [published Passages # 5]



1995


No published and uncollected work for this year is known



1994


B.V.M. [published as a pamphlet by CTP IN 1994]

from "Messages to silence" [written 1987 - 1994] [fieralingua]



1993


No published and uncollected work for this year is known



1992


FOUR POEMS of a SUB-VOICIVE CELEBRATION of Gilbert Adair (30 May, 1992) by Lawrence Upton circulated 'samisdat' by Pointing Device, June 1992



1991


No published and uncollected work for this year is known



1990


Material then titled Rebus - Cityscape was published in Pyramid Magazine of Canada in their “special cities issue” (1990). I read it at SVP that summer. I made a different and rather odd version which I published as part of my book Chunk (Pointing Device, 1990).

Blue Water in Seeing in the dark: a compendium of cinemagoing; edited by Ian Breakwell and Paul Hammond; (Serpent's Tail 1990; ISBN 1-85242-166-5)



1979-1989


Three Iallyssos Poems First Offense (edited by Tim Fletcher), UK

TRANSPOSITIONS: verbal percussion First Offense (edited by Tim Fletcher), UK

Dangerous Areas Fool's House (edited by Allen Fisher), UK

Squishy in June # 1 (1981)

from P.I.W. for Alice Blommor in Lobby Press Newsletter 17 May 1981

epitome in Lobby Press Newsletter 17 May 1981

Walking on air and Moving a television Not Poetry # 3 (edited by Peter Hodgkiss), UK



1978


from Beds and Trees in SOUND POETRY: A CATALOGUE: for the Eleventh International Sound Poetry Festival (editors McCaffery & Nichol, Underwhich Editions, Toronto, October 1978)

poem for cris #2 used as cover illustration for A wider breath of all things by Elaine Randell, Spectacular Diseases 1978



1977


Live text-sound composition (indicatively) scored by Upton presented by Upton (solo) [Mutters and by jgjg (Upton, Clive Fencott and cris cheek) at Fylkingen Stockholm

Mutters presented by Upton at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Performances by jgjgjg (including Jeremy Adler) in Berlin

poem for cris #2published Rawz 1 1977

poem for cris #2 exhibited Tekst in Geluid at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 1977

The Last Man's Song quadraphonic text-sound composition presented twice this year at Fylkingen in Stockholm

Here we come # 1 Kontextsound (edited by Michael Gibbs) Kontexts Publications, 1977

poem on rear cover of Fylkingen programme, ?1977?



1976


from Wrecks Round the Isles of Scilly in Kroklok # 4 (edited dsh), ?1976?

Letter from a friend and alcohol poem in Curtal Sails (Bluff Books, el uel uel u, Good Elf, Writers Forum, September 1976)

Dicing the book Poetry Review (edited by Eric Mottram), 1976

Here we come # 1 Kontextsound (edited by Michael Gibbs) Kontexts Publications, 1977

poem on rear cover of Fylkingen programme, ?1977?

from Wrecks Round the Isles of Scilly in Kroklok # 4 (edited dsh), ?1976?

Letter from a friend and alcohol poem in Curtal Sails (Bluff Books, el uel uel u, Good Elf, Writers Forum, September 1976)

Dicing the book Poetry Review (edited by Eric Mottram), 1976