Tom Jenks has published three collections with if p then q: A Priori (2008), * (2010) and Items (2013), a 1000 fragment verbivocovisual sequence. Streak artefacts, a 100 poem sequence with accompanying visuals, was published by Dept. Press in 2013. He has produced and performed a number of collaborations with Chris McCabe for SJ Fowler’s Camarade project, including I Boris, a re-write of Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi. Other publications include a p.o.w. broadside slugs/snails and An Anatomy of Melancholy, a conceptual Twitter re-construction of Robert Burton's 1621 text The Anatomy of Melancholy. He co-organises The Other Room reading series and website, administers the avant objects imprint zimZalla, and is a PhD student at Edge Hill University, where he is researching digital technology and innovative poetry.
This recording was made in the recording studio at the University of Liverpool School of Music by Michael Beinert on 15th August 2013.
- An Anatomy of Melancholy, Chapter 5
- From 'Items'
- Ten from 'Streak Artefacts'
- 99 Names for Small Dogs
"Deep minimialism." Eileen Tabios
"One of a number of poets trailing a difference in approach to process and system writing generally." Philip Davenport
"The only man in poetry who might have anything in his pocket from a yo-yo to a dead mouse." Chris McCabe