This site is a place to bring together the diverse projects and writings of me, Edmund Hardy, a writer, publisher and curator. I also work in communications.

Email me: edmundhardy@hotmail.com



I created the online journal Intercapillary Space in 2006, dedicated to avant-garde poetry and poetics. It also became a press and an events series.

An experimental critical book I published in 2014, Complex Crosses, is a history of poetry in a sequence of miniature commentaries stretching from Homer to the present. I am currently working on three further projects – a comic novel, a political philology of democracy, and a travel book about architecture and the medieval landscape.

As a poet, I have primarily worked with archives, oral histories and ideas of labour, rhetoric and power. This is also paralleled by an interest in ballads and vernacular lyric.

As a publisher, I co-direct Capsule Editions, an independent press dedicated to the long-form essay.

I have devised and run numerous education workshops and events, and sometimes create/perform electronic collage music.


Selected Publications


  • Complex Crosses (Contraband Books, 2014)
  • Desertion (Arthur Shilling Press, 2011)

Essays in edited collections

  • ‘Forest Hill’ in Mount London edited by Tom Chivers (Penned in the Margins, 2014)

Poetry in edited collections

  • there were our own, there were the others (morning star publications, Trust New Art / National Trust, 2014)
  • VierSomes 000 edited by Stephen Mooney (Veer Books, 2012)
  • Herbarium edited by James Wilkes (Capsule Editions, 2011)


  • ‘Labour’ (Infinite Editions, 2012)


Magazines / Journal Publications

Selected Criticism

  • ‘Review of John Dunn’s Breaking Democracy’s Spell‘ in Radical Philosophy (2015)
  • Various book reviews at Intercapillary Space
  • ‘Review of Complicities edited by Purves and Ladkin’ in Journal of British and Irish Poetry (2013)
  • ‘Paradox of Testimony: Charles Reznikoff’s Holocaust‘, PN Review (2008)
  • ‘Blood Soaked Pastoral: Thomas Bernhard’s Poetry’, PN Review (2006)
  • ‘Sparkling Signatures’, Jacket (2006)
  • ‘Grass Anti-Epic: Charles Reznikoff’s Testimony‘, Jacket (2006)

Selected Poetry Publications

  • Cambridge Literary Review (2015)
  • Hi Zero (2012)
  • Veer About (2011)
  • Openned Zine #4 (2011)
  • Surrey Poetry Festival Magazine (2011)
  • Freaklung (2009)


Curation / Galleries

  • Directed ‘Intercapillary Places’ (2011 to 2014), an events series at Parasol Unit in London as part of each gallery show.
  • Co-organised an event on U.S. avant-garde poetry at Parasol Unit (2013)



Music / Film

  • Short film in collaboration with Amy Cutler as part of  The Enemies Project at Rich Mix, London (2014)
  • ‘El Grillo’ – a live performance with James Wilkes as part of The Enemies Project at Rich Mix, London (2013)
  • ‘Phaeton’ – a song created in collaboration with the composer Louis Chiappetta and the singer Oskar Palmblad performed at Wigmore Hall, London as part of the Birkbeck/ Guildhall School of Music ‘Voiceworks’ project (2012)
  • Music and short films, Feelings events series, London (2012)

Selected Readings

  • Poets Live, Paris (2016)
  • Xing the Line, London (2015)
  • ‘there were own, there were the others’ launch, The Bluecoat, Liverpool (2014)
  • Viersomes launch, Poetry Library, London (2012)
  • The Dismantled Cabaret (2011)
  • Hi Zero, Brighton (2011)
  • The Situation Room (2010)
  • Crossing the Line – Freaklung, London (2009)


Talks and Seminars

  • ‘Four Counterparts: Philology and Contemporary Poetry’, Contemporary Innovative Poetry Seminar series organised by Royal Holloway (2016)
  • ‘Bristol Politics and Housing’, Changing Landscapes event at Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol (2016)
  • ‘Medicine and Power in the rhetoric of poetry’, Parasol Unit, London (2014)
  • ‘For X: Chiasmus’, Amid the Ruins event at Daniel Blau gallery, London (2013)
  • ‘Signs of Consciousness In Poetry’, Surrey Poetry Festival, Guildford (2012)
  • ‘Barbara Guest and colour’, Greenwich Cross-Genre Festival, Greenwich (2011)


Education / Workshops

  • ‘Creative Close Reading’ at Radley School, Oxford (2015)
  • ‘Mapping the Elephant’, a day-long workshop with The Architecture Foundation (2014)


As Publisher / Editor

  • Co-Director of Capsule Editions (with James Wilkes)
  • Intercapillary Editions



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