Long Time No Post

I haven’t posted in 6 weeks for some odd reason. This more or less corresponds with the week I had my bag stolen at the Culture Rapide Thursday poetry night in Belleville, and… Continue reading

October Update

I’m still thinking about the incredible poem performed last week by Jason McGimsey at the Thursday night Paris Lit Up spoken word held at the Culture Rapide cafe in Belleville. See the carousel of… Continue reading

New in Town

I have been in Paris over 6 weeks now and somehow not had time to write a post. I am really surprised how much there is going on in terms of English language… Continue reading

Reading Live for Transatlantic Poetry

I have not written a post for a month, what with the new job in Paris. An update on all the Paris poetry events to follow this week. But I thought I should… Continue reading

Autumn in Burgundy

After a scorching first week of September, walking two hours a day across the city to work out the shortest cut between new flat and workplace, I spent the second week in rural… Continue reading

The North No. 50

Just received my contributor’s copy through of perhaps my favourite poetry journal: The North. Very pleased to have my poem ‘Glace’ included. This is issue 50, with a delicious mango orange cover, a… Continue reading

Summer Saturday

Rather than change, I always get off at Leicester Square and walk down Villiers Street, through Embankment station, and over the new(ish) pedestrian bridge to the Royal Festival Hall on the South Bank. Yesterday,… Continue reading

Lighthouse #issue 2

Just received my contributor’s copy for Lighthouse. Stunning aesthetica from the East of England. Only its second issue but this magazine has already established itself (to me) as a high-quality, beautifully produced and meticulously edited… Continue reading

Hopelessly Devoted to You

A chance to meet up last night with some of the Jerwood/Arvon mentees who turned out for the London performance – gearing up for Edinburgh – of the short play by German Munoz… Continue reading

Twenty Little Poems that could save America

http://harpers.org/blog/2013/04/twenty-little-poems-that-could-save-america/1/ ‘What went wrong? Somehow, we blew it. We never quite got poetry inside the American school system, and thus, never quite inside the culture. Many brave people have tried, tried for decades,… Continue reading