Poet in Residence
Exciting news! I will be Poet in Residence at the fabulous gender-neutral barbers in Hackney, East London, Barberette. This small, but important community space celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2022, and I will be writing a series of poems about and inspired by their work, their clients and their staff.
If you happen to be a customer of Barberette, past or present, please get in touch as I’d love to talk to you!
GenderFux, a queer transmasculine poetry pamphlet, written in collaboration with Jem Henderson and Jonathan Kinsman and published by Nine Pens Press, had its live London launch on Tuesday 24th May!
You can now view readings from all three poets at the launch on YouTube. Huge thanks to Chloe Proctor for taking this video and allowing us to share it.
No Holds Barred had its online launch on 23rd April, along with the other four authors from Lupercalia Press’ first chapbook series.
I will be delivering a workshop for Full House Literary Magazine on Monday 7th March 19.30 GMT on Erasure, Blackout & Cut-Up Eco-Poetry. Free to attend!
Sign up here: www.fullhouseliterary.com/workshops-prompts
I will be reading my third-prize-winning poem from the Forest Poets competition at this free online event. Monday 14th March 20.00 GMT Register here:
As part of the promotion for the Out On The Page chapbook Queer Writing for a Brave New World, which features my poem Three Word Slogan, I was invited to give a reading and talk about the inspirations for this piece.
I was delighted to be a guest on The Arts Programme at Phoenix FM for their Everyday Pride show on Sunday 12th June, where I talked about coming out, creative writing and inspiration, and read work from GenderFux and Fragments.
I was fortunate to be chosen as Writer of the Month in March this year by Elizabeth M. Castillo, the write, poet and indie press promoter. In our interview, you can read about my inspiration for the poem 1994 and watch my reading.
Read my short interview with Fevers of the Mind magazine.
I was invited to talk about the inspiration behind and process of creating Fragments from Before the Fall on the Full House podcast, broadcast on Sunday 12th December.
It can be listened to for free here, and in multiple other Podcast platforms. A full transcript is also available from this site.
The online launch of Fragments from Before the Fall was on Friday 10th December 2021.
Hosted by the publisher and founder of Beir Bua Press, Michelle Moloney King, it featured several authors from recent BBP publications.
It can be viewed for free on YouTube.
My poem Weather from Fragments from Before the Fall is read beautifully in this podcast of poetry on the theme of Fire.
The blue door to the cosmos is worth listening to every week and can be found here.
Several poems from Fragments from Before the Fall feature in this episode of the brilliant poetry podcast Eat the Storms, hosted and produced by Damien B. Donnelly.
Episode 2, Season 4: JP Seabright, Özge Lena, Shiksha Dhera, Brad Beau Cohen and Samantha L. Terrell
I recorded a reading of my poem Spilt Milk for the Royal Society of Literature as part of their Write Across London project showcasing poems written during or about the pandemic.
The poem is on their website here.
I read a selection of poems at the Punk Noir Magazine online event: Punk Noir @ the Bar on June 19, 2021. The recording can be watched in its entirety for free here. (I appear about 28 minutes in)
Image copyright Tia Ja’nae @articul8madness
I interview the writer, editor and publisher Farhana Shaikh for the Full House podcast. Farhana is founder and editor of The Asian Writer, Dahlia Books, Leicester Writes and Short Story September, and can be found on Twitter @farhanashaikh
I interview writer, editor and owner of Selcouth Station indie press, Haley Jenkins about her publishing journey as well as her own written work for the Full House podcast. More information from Haley and Selcouth Station can be found on Twitter @selcouthstation
I interview the writer and Editor in Chief of Sledgehammer Lit, J. Archer Avary for the Full House podcast. Avary’s novella The Dog Sitter was published in July ’21 by The Daily Drunk. The interview can be listened to for free here, and he can be found on Twitter @j_archer_avary
I interview the poet and writer Stuart McPherson for the Full House podcast. Stuart’s work focuses on the impact of trauma on masculinity, both on the individual and the family unit. The interview can be heard here and more information about Stuart can be found on his website and via Twitter @theeabsentee
I interview Amanda Earl, a polyamorous pansexual feminist writer, visual poet, editor and publisher from Canada for the Full House podcast. This can be heard on Buzzsprout here. Links also to Spotify, Soundcloud and other podcast apps. More information about Amanda can be found on her website and via Twitter @KikiFolle
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Since summer 2018 I have written a regular blog on music. Specifically, on every single album in my record collection – chosen randomly through the natural beauty of atmospheric noise via random.org
“RANDOM.ORG uses radio receivers to pick up atmospheric noise, which is then used to generate random numbers. The radios are tuned between stations.”
If this sounds like your thing, you can read the RandomRecordReview blog here, amuse yourself with my poorly-taken photographs of well-loved LPs on Instagram, and listen to selected tracks from each randomly picked album via the Spotify Playlist below.
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