My reviews of On Purpose by Nick Laird (above), Mario Petrucci’s Flowers of Sulphur and Todd Swift’s Winter Tennis appear in the Summer 2008 issue of Poetry London, out now (£5). I also recommend this issue for poems by Michael Symmons Roberts and recent Eric Gregory Award winner Emily Berry.
You heard it here first… This series, curated by Bishopsgate Institute’s Poet in Residence Tom Chivers, will introduce some of London’s most exciting poets – writers whose work explores the complex, fluid and multivocal character of the City. Alongside their readings Tom will also premiere his own new work produced during the Residency. Visions of the City IContinue reading “Visions of the City!”
Work off the intellectual lethargy of the Easter holiday with three forthcoming readings wot I am giving. All in Londinium. All very different. I’ll be reading from ‘How To Build A City’, a kind of hybrid diary/travelogue/guidebook set around Liverpool Street Station (and to be published in the next issue of The Edgeless Shape). AndContinue reading “April is the cruellest month”
Good news. I have been appointed Poet in Residence at one of my favourite local places, The Bishopsgate Institute. This is a first for me and them. Very exciting. I’ll be spending time there in April researching in their archives, talking to staff and visitors and finding material in the nooks and crannies of their historicContinue reading “Residency at The Bishopsgate Institute”