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“A poet of fantastic inversions.” Poetry London

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

“Voraciously experimental, precociously accomplished.” Poetry International

New Media Writing Prize

I’m on the shortlist for the New Media Writing Prize — the only poem, I think, though digital literature tends to blur the line. I recommend playing through the other, varied and brilliant entries. My piece, ‘L and the Empress of Sand’, is a new, single-player version of a performance piece I originally wrote for […]

“Sometimes blurtingly”

Note: this post is duplicated from my Substack, Stray Bulletin. A post-January update covering the start of this year and the end of the last one. Dive, dive! My first publication of the year is a short essay called ‘Next time you dive’ (or How to play a poem), published online in The Friday Poem. It’s a follow-up […]

“Your skullsy secret”

Note: this post is duplicated from my Substack, Stray Bulletin. The year’s nearly done, so here is the first of two planned posts picking out some highlights from all that I haven’t found time to blog about over the last six months. Creels and rockpools Although I’ve made a start on countless digital ‘ludokinetic’ poems, hardly […]

Single Poem Roundup: Crowson, Crowcroft, Blackstone

Time for another look at three recently published poems, from three different poets in three different journals: ‘Small decrees of dust: A love song with moths’ by Sarah-Jane Crowson, published in Stone Circle Review; ‘The Other Cheek Turn’ by Kate Crowcroft, published in Berlin Lit; and ‘When asked to map the downfall of our relationship’ […]

Reckless Extravagance

This post is duplicated from my Substack, Stray Bulletin. Part one of a mega February-to-May catch-up. Saucy Seaside Postcards I’ve published a large number of poems over the last decade which have never been collected into one single-author volume. Some are part of Sidekick anthologies and very happily nested there, while others are intended for future books […]