I've had two new pieces published online recently: Cockatiels at Disclaimer Mag and Rabbit at The Wild Hunt. Both of these pieces result from an approach to writing I'm using more and more, utilising found material as I have done before, but less schematically, intereweaving it with written material to create something that is both and neither. I don't know where I'll go with it next, but it feels like a way forward. Maybe I'll write about something other than animals.
Marjorie, the mansplaining faux bot, returns with a fourth volume of tweets, here.
I was comissioned by Manchester Opera Project to write a libretto, which was performed at the King's Arms in Salford on August 3rd 2017. Above is the film of my libretto performance, featuring music by Steve Berry and Alec Newman as bear. Thanks to Mark Greenwood for filming. More details abou Crabtree: the Libretto here.
The third volume of tweets from Marjorie, the mansplaining faux bot, is out now. Details here.
I've got two new poems in the latest issue of Datableed. Worms details the inner monologue of a caterer. Oak, a novella is about sideboards and forests.
A text and image collaboration between me and Catherine Vidler. Catherine and I produced this over the end of 2016 and the start of 2017. We took it in turns to produce images to which the other would respond textually, in batches of 10. There are 60 image and text pairs in all. FlipFlop is available as a free PDF, with more details here.