Invited by Colin Lee Marshall to contribute to issue 2 of online PDF magazine Erotoplasty. I read Issue #1 first and it is just magnificent - great contributors seemingly all at the top of their game. The first long poem that starts it out by Richard Parker of Crater Press is a thing to envy - called A1 (as of the English trunk road), I read it as a road poem and love its sadnesses.
Colin has obviously hoovered up a lot of poets with rigorously ludic intent; but what I got from the magazine overall was how muscular and evil-tongued some of the women are - Astra Papachristodoulou, Rosy Carrick, Yuna Lee Marshall, Florence Uniacke, Maria Sledmere and others are a savage lot.
Second Routine for Other Performer in Screwback Diamante Earrings is still online at 3:AM Magazine here
Many thanks to Steven Fowler for that.
Jonathan Catharall is launching a very interesting new online poetry magazine called Tentacular. He kindly invited me to submit and is publishing First Routine Variant - the One With the Shoes, the Haircut, and Herbert Marcuse.
Invited by Jeff Hilson to read at the essential Xing the Line series at Iklectic Arts Lab on WED 28 MARCH. Supporting Elizabeth-Jane Burnett whose 'Slam Poetry for Quiet People' I was reading - I'm a fan.
Old Paradise Yard' 20 Carlisle Lane, SE1 7LG London, United King
Kindly invited to take a guest spot on SATURDAY 18 NOVEMBER at Writers Forum. In the first part readings from the regulars who may or may not include Peter Phillpot, Matt Martin, Johan de Witt, Adrian Clarke, et al...Then I take a 15 minute slot which opens the door to searching questions...
4-6pm Upstairs at The Barley Mow, 127 Curtain Rd, Shoreditch EC2A 3BX.
A preview of 'The Book of Naseeb' as a sound-performance with composer Mark Wagner was planned at this Barbican Library event (part of Saif Osmani's 'Dhikr' exhibition). Unfortunately Mark couldn't be there to work his sound magic, I was left holding the effects gizmos, and because there were elements that could go wrong...it did go wrong. It was basically a reading with the library PA and a lot of superfluous equipment doing next to nothing.