You know that you’re dedicated ready to be committed when you’re writing a book and the following things happen. Things that don't seem to perturb you, even though they should. - you conduct all business from bed. Phone calls, emails, conference calls, interviews, reading coroners reports and court transcripts, skype sex or any sex for that matter. - … Continue reading The perils of writing a book that can (but doesn’t always) mess with your head
West End Magazine feature: poetry in motion The West End magazine (gorgeous, glossy thing that it is) now has my story online. Thanks to Alicia Alit-Trevatt and Torsten Baumann for the images 🙂
Cuts a lonely figure against that hulk of a tree, heel of his hand nursing the phone. Face plaited with trouble, he looks to the rubbish on the ground where people have tried to pitch it into the branches as though it means something - like those boots you see hanging from power lines. … Continue reading coffee house blues
My friend and Walkley award-winning journalist, Sally Eeles has put together this rather awesome video of what I get up to as poet in residence at Blackstar Coffee. I'm humbled that Sal would want to create a piece about me and my writing. Yeah, I know - weird, right? Anyway, enjoy all of my 'umm-ing' … Continue reading Be afraid, be very afraid …
11.4.12 Contagious teeth - spears in my mouth go to waste suffer without colour . 12.4.12 Coloured letters stacked between sacks of coffee speak to me like little birds.
It's war. It really is. I'm waging war with words and a whole lot of verse, but it's only friendly fire. The idea is that I'll be writing at least a couple of hundred words of poetry every day for the duration of April. I'm also planning to poetry bomb Blackstar - that's right; poetry … Continue reading Poetry Warfare month at Blackstar