Poetry/Life update

So, I've just submitted my six poems for the fourth module of my MA. I've got a dissertation to write between now and December (which is basically 15-20 more poems). However, the taught component is done, so essentially it's time to figure out the next thing. Doing the MA was a suggestion from my sister,... Continue Reading →

Poems about Fishing

I wrote a poem. Well, some poems. The old line "there's plenty more fish in the sea" apparently bugs me a lot. I first wrote a short poem about it back in November 2012, thought it was pretty okay, and then earmarked it for a long-delayed fanzine, so it hasn't really been seen much. (I... Continue Reading →

Input, output, poem

Hello again. My brief life update is that my collaboration Nando's and Nandon'ts recieved its second draft performance at the Y Theatre, Leicester, which was enormously helpful, and I look forward to working it up into a full piece with Will Breden. Also, DSMing Curve Young Company's The Tempest turns full-on on Monday, as tech/show... Continue Reading →

Writer’s guilt

One thing I have a lot of trouble with is writing on any sort of schedule. The corollary of this is that I feel guilty when I don't, which can serve to delay getting back on the horse even more. It's been a long time since I last blogged, so I'll fill in some of... Continue Reading →

Train rolling into the station

Exciting times over here. The plays I'm directing are opening in exactly one week from now, and closing two days afterwards. The technical rehearsal is in three days, and there are all sorts of meetings and rehearsals and props and costume is getting sorted out... My actors are working super hard, the crew seem prepared... Continue Reading →

Form and poetry

Happy November! The plays I'm directing are going well. A little worrying they will be seen by a paying audience in just four weeks time, but we will persevere. It is, however, eating up all my available time, along with choir and suchlike. Luckily, as part of my English degree I'm doing a module called... Continue Reading →

Reciting poetry

In lieu of a decent update, I'm going to point you to some readings of a few poems of mine I recorded a short while ago. It's very experimental, and I can only apologise for the sound quality, but I think it's a more interesting way of sharing *some* (not all by any means) of... Continue Reading →

Two sides of poetry

This is not the full poetry blog I have been promising, but that will come soon. For now, here are two poems I wrote recently. As with all my poetry, this is first-draft stuff, and I'm not sure either are publishable. They do highlight the two sides to my work, however: the cerebral and the... Continue Reading →

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