writing

Peckham Pelican

Journals and Imprints Fair

  Sunday 22nd June, Noon – 4pm The Peckham Pelican FREE!   This June, The Learned Pig is delighted to be co-hosting a Sunday afternoon journals and imprints fair, as…

Books of the Month

October 2020 September 2020 August 2020 A Map of Absence Atef Alshaer (editor) Saqi Books July 2020 A Map is Only One Story Nicole Chung, Mensah Demary (editors) Catapult June…

Symbiosis State

There’s something intrinsically interesting about symbiosis – not only in and of itself, but also as a model for new ways of thinking about relationships between, for example, art and…

To Solve Such An Equation

Seven Counter-clockwise Turns Around Ruin Lust   Have you ever known a place which seemed to have no beginning and no end? Paul Nash, Monster Field     1. The…

No one dives in me

  Seven things I’ve learned from 20 years as a community swimming pool. As told to Kit Caless.     When I’m cold I’m lonely. When I’m cold, the black…

Melanie K bubbles

100 poems in a day

On 22nd November 2013, Claire Trevien recklessly agreed to write 100 poems in a single day in order to raise money for Refuge. That’s more than she usually writes in…

Meerkats

Waste (extracts)

You think in the animal kingdom there’s no waste cause you’re nice and shun anthropomorphism but actually there’s a lot I mean you’re nice and don’t want to imbue empty…

John Miles, Gloucester Old Spot, 1834

PYG

Toby is one influential pig. As the very first learned pig to turn his tricks upon the stage, he provided a template for countless subsequent acts at fairs and festivals…

SJ Fowler

On Collaboration

SJ Fowler is a poet, artist, martial artist and vanguardist. He works across poetry, sonic art, visual art, installation and performance, has published five books and been commissioned by the…

Scarlett Hooft Graafland, Mirrors 2011

Untitled

  give me a coin for the slot machine sky, I said and she gave me the sun and the polka dancing stars were sequins on night’s black dress give…

The Art of Fermentation

Sandor Ellix Katz is the author of The Art of Fermentation: An In-Depth Exploration of Essential Concepts and Processes From Around The World, “the most comprehensive guide to do-it-yourself home…