Forza Zine is a beautiful and thoughtful publication, put together by my very good friend Rory Porter in Glasgow. The first issue is a collection of words and pictures centred around the themes of home, place, space and exile. I am pleased to have one of my poems, Times and Places i included in it… Continue reading Forza Zine
These two poems were published in SHELF HEROES' A and B zines about films, they're inspired by The Aristocats and Bambi. Thomas O’Malley Well, we almost had a father but instead we have this father figure father away, but still here and teaching us, so we don’t have to know he’s just for her, our mother,… Continue reading SHELF HEROES Zine
Hey! My short story The New Job is in Not So Popular's latest zine Objects. Also in there are some great poems by Jo Hauge, who is one of my faves. The New Job We were just there because it was a busy time for the place, and the others had gone away, for a… Continue reading The New Job
About six months ago, my friend Louise Evans and I decided to "do a book". She sent me five pictures, which I responded to with a poem, and I sent her the same amount of poems, which she illustrated. We called the end result Exchange.We’ve printing them, binding them by hand, and having a super… Continue reading Exchange Book Launch Party!
Poetry@The Talbot, or Catherine Madden&Friends as it came to be known, was my first venture into organising a poetry evening, and it went very well. In the photo you can see me, Rory Porter, Alan Zapata and Tracy Mathewson. Johanne M. Hauge also read and we had an impromptu performance from Danny P! Extra credit… Continue reading &Friends
Poetry For A Pound's Summer Special and more news.So, I should be reading during the open mic' session at this event, but I'm not sure what time. It looks good anyway. In other news, the collaborative project with my friend Louise is coming along nicely, and we should be able to tell you about the book launch… Continue reading Poetry For A Pound’s Summer Special and more news.
Thanks for the nice words Ren.
Keep on having fun in Hamburg!
I’ve just moved to Hamburg to take up an Artists Residency at HFBK through the Art School Alliance. I’m so excited by the amount of space I have here! Really inspired. Before I dive in here I want to catch up with this blog as I’ve found the process of writing it so far really helpful for sorting my head out and being able to articulate the mush in my brain.
The main event for me in the past month was finally releasing the Petrol Girls EP digitally on bandcamp and as pre-order 7″ vinyl. We’re so proud of it. Jack did a fantastic job recording us – it sounds really professional despite everything (SEE WHAT I DID THERE?!) being recorded in Astbury Castle – drums in the kitchen and everything else in the bedrooms. Its available online now but the hilarious EP trailer that Liepa made is still well…
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