Anthony Elliott has made this beautiful piece concerning the river Thames and information about mushrooms, voiced by me and Wail Qasim, we read from Food for Free by Richard Mabey and Edible Fungi by John Ramsbottom. https://soundcloud.com/anthony-elliott-451000818/river-fungi
Tilly and I are laughing in a big cafe full of suits on lunch. A well dressed and middle aged man sitting in front of us turns around: Great laughing... This story was first published on The Grapevine, which is an arts and literary zine that I co-founded.
She is travelling on the Megabus, knowing that she is going to leave him... My story, The Megabus, has been included in Papaya Press's WHAT SHE KNEW ZINE, which is a collection of responses to the work of Lydia Davis.
This January I had a residency in Desperate Literature, a bookshop in Madrid. I did a reading and produced a little book with some of my poems. Send me an email if you would like a copy, or stop in at the shop if you are in Madrid.
This letter was originally written for the LUNAR Project screening of films by Jennifer Reeder, THE YOUNG-GIRL IS NOT ALWAYS YOUNG, AND NOT ALWAYS A GIRL Dear Cat Madden, I’m sorry I’ve overlooked you for so many years, but I am close to the child, she is easier to understand and I find you hard… Continue reading Letter to my Teenage Self
Whenever you release one of your volumes some animal part of me, think a rat, scans it for buried reference to myself... My poem 'A Rat' is in the second issue of Letters to Barnacle. Yup, you can buy it on Etsy.
Both these stories were published in separate issues of You Stumble Into A Room Full of Poets in 2012. It doesn't have an online presence but it was reviewed by Structo magazine. The Separation She used to have a husband and they would do all sorts of things like read poetry, contemplate their own mortality, and have… Continue reading New Story and The Separation
This is a piece of flash fiction I had published in 3:AM Magazine. The Cheap Flat We negotiated the rent down with the landlords on the understanding that they would provide everything we needed in the flat, but nothing that we wanted. They clarified this by providing a quote from Wikipedia, which they stencilled… Continue reading The Cheap Flat
I had a chat with David Turner from Lunar Poetry Podcasts and read some poems. There's also a transcript available for this podcast, which features Matt Abbott as well. Lunar Poetry Podcasts do loads of good interviews, so you should keep up with them.
I dream I fuck an old woman and wake up more anxious than usual... I wrote a poem called Bed Sex, for the Glasgow based zine, Letters to Barnacle, which is inspired by James Joyce's filthy letters to Nora Barnacle, check it out, the whole zine is dead rude.