I have a poem, ‘Yardang’, published in Urban Myths & Legends: Poems About Transformations, edited by Rachel Piercey and Emma Wright, and published by The Emma Press. It’s hard not to note how apposite the theme of this anthology is, particularly given the emphasis (which Wright notes in her introduction) on unwelcome, disturbing forms of […]
Late notice as usual on the ‘What’s Next?’ tumblr, but for my 33rd birthday I started a new tumblr called The Mechamorphoses. It collects transforming Transformers poems written by my friends and fellow poets.
Tomboys is a limited edition (74 copies) signed pamphlet published by Tungsten Press, printed by Frank Turenhout and Hans Dessens on Zerkall Butten and Zerkall Restauro. It comprises three colour-concrete poems in the shape of (and concerning) Revolutionary Girl Utena, Cowboy Bebop’s Radical Edward and Miyazaki’s Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. A single […]
Written and performed by Abigail Parry and myself for Burns Night 2016 at the Beer Boutique in Putney, with mild guitar accompaniment. (intro) Ground Control to Major Tom,Is there a bard of rustic song?But with a frater-feeling strong, here heave a sigh. Ground Control to Major Tom,Alas, how chang’d the times to come!Should auld acquaintance […]
I now have an artist page on the BBC website. It says I died 18 years ago. I don’t believe I was consulted on this.More encouragingly though, they have recordings of five of my poems!
I made ‘Wounding Blisses’, an interactive poem/analogue fighting game, for CONTROL ROOM, an event I co-organised with Abigail Parry for the GameCity festival in Nottingham.Before I expand on that short paragraph, a little personal history: between the ages of 12 and 15 (estimated) I wrote and drew detailed plans for a number of different games […]
‘Nightjar’, which won last year’s Poetry London competition (see this post) is included in the new Sidekick Books anthology Birdbook: Farmland, Heathland, Mountain, Moorland.Also included is an accompanying illustration of a nightjar, the style of which is based on World War 2 dazzle ship camouflage.My thanks to the editors of the book, Kirsten Irving and […]
Last month I was on the Proms Extra bill, performing alongside the John Garner Quartet, a roving band of dexterous young jazz musicians. We were up at the Albert Hall, in the Elgar Room, doing a one-hour set just after the main Proms performance. This was subsequently edited down to a 45-minute radio show, which […]
A reminder to myself that I also do critical writing! A short close reading of ‘The Academy of New Words’ by Beatrice Garland appears in the latest edition of Prac Crit, a rather slickly rendered online journal of poetry and criticism with a separate viewing pane for the subject of the critique alongside the critique […]