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Glasgow Zine Festival

Glitching the Poem: A workshop with SPAM Press

Sun 3 July 2022

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Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair accessible

Relaxed event

Relaxed event

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In Glitch Feminism (2020), Legacy Russell hones in on the sudden error of the glitch as ‘a form of refusal’. As our social, intimate and professional lives become increasingly directed by the commercial algorithms of everyday media platforms, how can poetry intervene in the cognitive minefield of Web 2.0? Playing with text-mixing, collage and procedural forms, we’ll consider ways of glitching between interfaces of browsing/writing in virtual space and print, with time for questions and discussion.

Through cookies, advertisements and terms and conditions, digital capitalism constantly demands that we affirm the ‘yes’ of its systems. In this workshop, poetry will offer something alternative. We’ll break through the junk space of virtual realms and create innovative works within and beyond them, while exploring the world of SPAM Press. Asking what it means to be post-internet, to write from error, to envision the poem as an interactive environment. Let’s glitch!

About SPAM Press

Founded in 2016, SPAM Press is a poetry magazine, publisher, podcast and literary journal based between Glasgow, London, Leeds and Berlin. Exploring pop culture, poetry and other media alongside radical theory, we are committed to navigating beyond cognitive capitalism through practice, critique and community.
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Kirsty Dunlop
writes poetry and hybrid (often digital) forms, and is Senior Editor at SPAM Press.

Maria Sledmere
is editor-in-chief of SPAM Press and author of The Luna Erratum (2021).


This event will include: group discussions, reading out loud, reading alone, writing, sharing work that has been created in the workshop.

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Part of Glasgow Zine Fest 2022 #




Event Type



Talks & Events


Creative Lab


3:30pm — 5:30pm




Tickets: £0/2/4/6/8/10/12

Booking fee: 10 percent booking fee


Wheelchair accessible

Relaxed event

Tickets no longer available