Awesome! Where was my life before this book?
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Please note. I have nothing to do with popular author Dan Brown. I did not write this article and I am not this Tom Chivers. I am, however, the author of The Terrors, which is the subject of a recent triple-review at Sphinx Magazine.
That was Yoruba
I get the fear, a lot. I often think I will never write anything of value ever again. Sometimes, I look back at what I’ve already written and consider it all worthless. Perhaps this is the writer’s lot, or perhaps just a particularly frustrating part of my own psyche. But if there’s one poem that I’veContinue reading “That was Yoruba”
The Mannahatta Project
I heard about The Mannahatta Project via the latest issue of the TLS. It looks fascinating.
Cyclone Virtual Tour – Legs IV-V
Yesterday poet and blog-queen Katy Evans-Bush asked me questions for Baroque in Hackney Today I waxed lyrical about sci-fi trilogy The Matrix for Mercy Recommends That’s it. Tour over. Thanks to everyone who made it possible – my agent, my manager, miscellaneous roadies, the big man, &c. &c. Errata The Poet of Sparty Lea is beingContinue reading “Cyclone Virtual Tour – Legs IV-V”
Cyclone Virtual Tour – Legs I-III
On Monday I was interviewed by Julie Palmer-Hoffman (aka The Book Grocer) for Londonist.com On Tuesday poetry blogzine Gists & Piths aired my ‘Statement of Intent’ and a short film Today Michelle McGrane interviews me for Peony Moon It’s all in aid of promoting me book: How To Build A City. It’s available from Salt PublishingContinue reading “Cyclone Virtual Tour – Legs I-III”
Futuristic Horse At midnight, horses loose their neckerchiefs and barbs cannot withstand the nostril heat. Your bulging eyeballs, horse, incite the little children playing by the swings to take up arms.
A Poem for Barry
A poem for Barry MacSweeney, in time for Sunday’s BBC Radio 4 documentary (4.30pm). This is from my collection How To Build A City and was written, I think, in 2003. On Kinder Scout All the skies are leased anyway – Barry MacSweeney, Pearl We marvel how the peat bog got this highContinue reading “A Poem for Barry”
Short promo film for Align by Robert Kingham and Rich Cochrane, which they describe as ‘a hallucinatory journey along a straight line through the psychogeography and myth of London’.
The Poet of Sparty Lea: In Search of Barry MacSweeney
I’ve been busy lately working on a documentary for Radio 4 about the poet Barry MacSweeney (pictured here far-left, in 1970). The programme is broadcast at 4.30pm on Sunday 6th September.