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Hi Zero #61 Contemporary Poetry Readings

Hi Zero Number Sixty-One, our penultimate reading before the summer break, featuring readings by:


Fracesca Lisette is a poet and artist working with questions of embodiment and utterance, space and silence, intimacy and performance. Lisette’s book Teens was published by Mountain Press in 2012. Recent work can be found in Out of Everywhere 2: Linguistically Innovative Poetry by Women (Reality Street, 2015) and online at COVEN Berlin. Francesca has given readings and performances across the UK and Europe, and in the USA, and xir poems have been translated into German and Czech. Lisette has written about dance and performance art for organizations such as pOnderosa, FRESH festival, ]performance s pa c e [ , Tanzplattform 2018, and SF MoMA. Lisette’s first solo performance work TO MAKE MANIFEST: AN UNDOING was presented at KN Raum für Kunst, Berlin, in June 2017. Francesca performed in Alexandra Pirici’s durational work AGGREGATE, presented August 2017 at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein. Lisette also draws on hir practice as a poet to offer creative & constructive insight through the lens of astrology and tarot, as the Glitter Oracle.



Hannah Regel is an artist and writer based in London. She has performed and exhibited at the Tate St. Ives, ICA, Nottingham Contemporary, Spike Island and the David Roberts Art Foundation. She was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries in 2013. She is currently completing her MFA in Sculpture at the Slade School of Fine Art, and her first collection of poetry, When I Was Alive, was published by Montez Press in December 2017. Hannah is the also co-founder and editor of SALT. Magazine, a journal for feminism and contemporary art.



Rhys Trimble was born in Zambia in 1977. He is a bilingual poet, text artist, performer, drummer, editor, critic, collaborator, shaman, staff-wielder and shoutyman based in Wales. The author of more than a dozen books, including his latest, Swansea Automatic, he is interested in avant-garde poetry and Welsh metrics. He edits ctrl+alt-del e-zine. He has performed in countries around the world and his work has been translated into Slovak, Polish, Latvian and Turkish.


The usual music from a thing, books, bar, and discussion.

All taking place, as per, upstairs at the Hope & Ruin, Queen's Road, Brighton.

£3 for all. More info coming soon!

*Image: Hannah Regel, What Transpires in the Field of a Body That is the Base of Her (2017) [detail]. Un-fired terracotta, light fixtures, wood varnish (lamp series).



The Hope & Ruin has a stepped street entrace of approx. 10-15cm, and two flights of stairs from the pub level to the venue on the first floor. There is a wheelchair accessible gender nuetral toilet on the ground floor of the pub in the stairwell, but the m/f toilets on the first floor (the venue) are not wheelchair accessible. There is a bar in the venue, and plenty of seating.

This information is not exhaustive, so If you have any other accessibility inquiries, please contact us (Joe Luna or Eleanor Careless) or the venue.

Earlier Event: April 23
Just Jack (SOLD OUT)