Jen Calleja launches Serious Justice @ DIY Space, Mar 31

, 30 March 2016

Independent publishing house, Test Centre will host the launch of Jen Calleja‘s debut poetry collection, ‘Serious Justice’ at London’s DIY Space on March 31.

According to the short write up on Calleja’s first on Test Centre’s website —where you can now pre-order the collection — “Serious Justice is populated by characters who are ‘paralysed but able to feel’, powerless and imprisoned, but acutely alert, sensitive and aware” to the “comparatively carefree recent past, and apprehensive at the prospect of an unknown future”.

Calleja, who edits, translates from German, organises poetry readings and has had writing included in ‘The Quietus’ and Structo, will read on the evening alongside fellow London poets Jack Underwood and Maike Hale Jones.

Also present to celebrate the launch, and perhaps owing to Calleja’s often described ability to evoke music, punk and song in her words, will be Tense Men, Sarcasm and Al McKay of Melbourne band Dick Diver playing live.

See the event page for more details**

Jen Calleja, portrait. Photo Owen Richards. Courtesy the artist
Jen Calleja, portrait. Photo: Owen Richards. Courtesy the artist