There I am… with lots of lovely and brilliant poets in the poetry arena! It’s the tent to be in at this year’s Latitude..!

There I am… with lots of lovely and brilliant poets in the poetry arena! It’s the tent to be in at this year’s Latitude..!

At The Alarmist gig, Rough Trade records, Friday 2nd May.

At The Alarmist gig, Rough Trade records, Friday 2nd May.

Next gig: The Alarmist Mag issue 3 launch at Rough at Trade Records. 

With Richard Purnell, Fran Lock, Wesley Cooke, and Gary from Leeds. 
An early doors gig with poetry and stories in amongst the records and coffee drinkers. 

Tickets available from www.roughtrade.com

Next gig: The Alarmist Mag issue 3 launch at Rough at Trade Records.

With Richard Purnell, Fran Lock, Wesley Cooke, and Gary from Leeds.
An early doors gig with poetry and stories in amongst the records and coffee drinkers.

Tickets available from www.roughtrade.com

Word of the day: guazzabuglio (Italian)

oupacademic:

Photos from the PIE collective courtesy of Laura Kirby (March 2014)

Photos from the PIE collective courtesy of Laura Kirby (March 2014)

Hammer & Tongue, Hysteria, April 2014 
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Hammer & Tongue, Hysteria, April 2014 
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At Bang Said The Gun, February 2014 photo courtesy of Emily Herriot

At Bang Said The Gun, February 2014

photo courtesy of Emily Herriot
Next gig: Capital Pie Collective at The Russett, Hackney Downs Studios. A night of art, music, poetry and pie. March 7th 

Next gig: Capital Pie Collective at The Russett, Hackney Downs Studios. A night of art, music, poetry and pie. March 7th 

What though?!
At Lipped Ink, February. Photo courtesy of Sarah Murray-Thompson

What though?!

At Lipped Ink, February. Photo courtesy of Sarah Murray-Thompson

Featured Act at Bang Said The Gun- 20th Feb… be there or be a right silly billy. 

Featured Act at Bang Said The Gun- 20th Feb… be there or be a right silly billy. 

Looks like I’ll be vomiting ink at the Poetry Cafe tomorrow. Or perhaps I’ll stick to performing poems. Come! Feel adventurous for braving the tube strike and boldly making your way to Covent Garden!

Looks like I’ll be vomiting ink at the Poetry Cafe tomorrow. Or perhaps I’ll stick to performing poems. Come! Feel adventurous for braving the tube strike and boldly making your way to Covent Garden!

Delighted to be performing at another inc zine interactive poetry party, this time to celebrate the long-awaited issue 6!
It’s just after payday (hooray), and in Frisky Fun February, not dull, dry Yawnuary,  so you can celebrate with one of the book club's delicious cocktails, if you wish. Just one, mind. It's on a school night. Oh alright, two. Three at the MOST. Don't you think you've had enough? God, you always do this. 
Anyway! An exciting line-up with salenagodden, Sam Berkson, Clive Birnie, Sh’maya and Selina Nwulu. So expect it to be political, filthy, funny, lyrical, moving and human. Boom. 
Tickets here. 

Delighted to be performing at another inc zine interactive poetry party, this time to celebrate the long-awaited issue 6!

It’s just after payday (hooray), and in Frisky Fun February, not dull, dry Yawnuary,  so you can celebrate with one of the book club's delicious cocktails, if you wish. Just one, mind. It's on a school night. Oh alright, two. Three at the MOST. Don't you think you've had enough? God, you always do this. 

Anyway! An exciting line-up with salenagodden, Sam Berkson, Clive Birnie, Sh’maya and Selina Nwulu. So expect it to be political, filthy, funny, lyrical, moving and human. Boom. 

Tickets here. 

Back to school just happened with a loud, dark thunderclap. Escape January’s driving rain and relentless grimness with a lovely night at the twinkly Kahaila cafe on Brick Lane. It’s cheap, (bring your own booze), it’s lovely, and it’s just what we all need right now.
There’s Richard Purnell, of course, and Jamie Smart, Anthony Fairweather, Andrew James Brown, and music from The Yes Mess. And little ole me doin’ some poems and that. See? LOVELY. 

Back to school just happened with a loud, dark thunderclap. Escape January’s driving rain and relentless grimness with a lovely night at the twinkly Kahaila cafe on Brick Lane. It’s cheap, (bring your own booze), it’s lovely, and it’s just what we all need right now.

There’s Richard Purnell, of course, and Jamie Smart, Anthony Fairweather, Andrew James Brown, and music from The Yes Mess. And little ole me doin’ some poems and that. See? LOVELY. 

Poetry Dreams #2
When you go to the Self-Service Checkout
The screen says
Would you like your receipt
YES/NO
Then
Would you like a poem
YES/NO
And people would lovingly fold
Their favourites
And keep them in their wallets

Poetry Dreams #2

When you go to the Self-Service Checkout

The screen says

Would you like your receipt

YES/NO

Then

Would you like a poem

YES/NO

And people would lovingly fold

Their favourites

And keep them in their wallets

Poetry Dreams #1:
Poetry is served in greasy spoons
Along with a set breakfast
The plate of toast clatters down
Followed by a plate of poetry
And the well-thumbed, grubby copy of
The Sun
Is tossed aside
And builders
Read each other stout  stanzas
Washed down with strong
Brown
Tea

Poetry Dreams #1:

Poetry is served in greasy spoons

Along with a set breakfast

The plate of toast clatters down

Followed by a plate of poetry

And the well-thumbed, grubby copy of

The Sun

Is tossed aside

And builders

Read each other stout  stanzas

Washed down with strong

Brown

Tea