I was interviewed by the excellent The 6press, where we covered all of my favourite topics: poetry, crisps and Shakin' Stevens. Lots of interesting things happening on the this press and well worth checking out.
Spot on Lancashire have featured my story The Area Manager, a torrid tale of big hams, missing biscuits and ennui. Watch my reading above, featuring lockdown hair and lanyard.
I am reading at this. Free entry, accessible here.
I have some new work in Periodicities, including this oblique visualistion of Charles Kingsley's The Water Babies. Thanks to SJ Fowler and Rob Mclennan.
Coming soon on zimZalla: INDEX by Sophie Herxheimer, a deck of prophetic poem cards. This isn't out until April, but you can pre-order now at a discount. Click here to find out more about this, plus some strictly limited rewards.
I have seven new short prose pieces in The Fortnightly Review, from an ongoing sequence called The Philosopher, concerning the trials and tribulations of a life dedicated to pure thought.
I have two new poems in the Summer 2020 issue of Poetry Review, 'Monsieur Dupont' and 'Dreamcoat'. Thanks to Emily Berry.
If you will agree to correspond with me, you shall have news,
lively fancies, humorous sallies, provided that you give me
elegant sentiments, just criticisms and ingenious observations
on Human Nature, I write to Noel Edmonds.
I am intrigued by your theories, your belief in the non-existence of death,
your philosophy of ‘business at the front, party at the back’,
and have latterly used your contraptions to rid me of silverfish
and remain optimistic for the leg what ails me, I write further to Noel Edmonds.
I wait every morning for the postman to bring a letter from Noel Edmonds
with its distinctive postmark of two flamingos, but none arrives,
only parcels for the McKenzies who live across the canyon
and buy their multivitamins in bulk online.
Nevertheless, it is a beautiful day,
neither summer not winter, but somewhere in between.
I have some poems in this, a series of collaborative works written with and organised by Aaron Kent, available on Broken Sleep Books.