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“A poet of fantastic inversions.” Poetry London

“Multifaceted, mega-fabricated, louche architecture.” Magma

“Voraciously experimental, precociously accomplished.” Poetry International

*** Asterism *** Book and Event

This is Asterism, edited by Tiffany Anne Tondut, who has modestly left her name off the cover. It’s ‘an anthology of poems inspired by punctuation’, and guess what? I made the team! (”I made the team” immediately in the running to be 2016′s most irritating euphemism for “Look, I got published again”). The poem of […]

Poetry London / The Self-Made Man Design Document

I have won this year’s Poetry London competition, judged by Sean O’Brien, and I’ll be reading the winning poem at the following event in September (that’s me on the right, see, with my name underneath my face):The poem is called ‘The Self-Made Man’. You can read it on the Poetry London website – but before […]

Urban Myths and Legends

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 […]

Tomboys

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 […]

CONTROL ROOM, GameCity, Interactive Poetry

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 […]

The Birdbook series, and Sidekick Books in general

‘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 […]