Saturday, 22 May 2010

Clinic@The Amersham Arms, New Cross

The ever intrepid Clinic are organising another one of their spectaculars at The Amersham Arms on Wednesday 26th May. A real mix of music and poetry, it's going to be a great night.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010


And when you left the room,
did they reassemble for the dress-rehearsal,
rapt in the disingenuous glow
of a space heater? Did words bubble
to the surface of their tiny mouths
as if attributed to a celestial source?

Say you walked in unannounced,
caught a snippet of tomorrow’s scenes
and, there in the round,
witnessed the near silences,
the spaces between two voices:
a slow, persistent breathing
where your own lines were meant to be.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

The Hold @ Oliver's Music Bar, Greenwich

I am very excited about this new event taking place in a basement in Greenwich and the atmosphere? Well, think Cabaret Voltaire in 1920 and turn it up a notch! I will be hosting and organising. Chuffed to have such a strong line up.

Event: The Hold @ Oliver’s Music Bar
Readers: Chrissy Williams, Sarah Westcott, Declan Ryan, Helen Mort, Jocelyn Page, Kayo Chingonyi, Jack Underwood
Music: Robert McCracken
Date: Thurs, 28th January
Time: 8pm to late
Admission: £4 on the door

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Reading at Wordplay - 5th January 2010

I am reading at Wordplay on 5th January 2010, alongside some great poets and musicians - really looking forward to it! Kirsten Irving and John Stone, in particular, are really interesting, innovative poets who I respect greatly. This is guaranteed to be a good night.

Time: 7pm - 11pm

Location: The Good Ship, KilburnStreet:289 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JR

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Days of Roses comes to Shoreditch. Boom!

I am reading at another Days of Roses event on 15th December at 2 Blind Mice, 3 Ravey Street, EC2A 4QW (Shoreditch). The event kicks off at 7pm.

Days of the Roses is one of the most exciting new poetry events in London at the moment. Declan Ryan, a great poet in his own right, showcases the best poetry coming out of the Royal Holloway Creative Writing Masters Programme as well as a range of other musicians and poets.

The pick of the musicians playing is Robert McCracken:
Recently my poem 'Ultrasonic Mouse Deterrent' was commended in The Bridport Prize. Over 7000 poems were submitted so this is a real honour. For further information go to the following link:

Sunday, 14 June 2009

I will be reading at Declan Ryan's brilliant Days of The Roses event, Wednesday 24th (runs 7pm -11pm) at Filthy McNasty's Whiskey Cafe, Amwell Street, Islington. The other readers are Sofie Mayer and Lesley Saunders. I look forward to seeing you there. Oh, don't be put off by the tough edge title of the venue, it's more of a genteel loungebar that likes to talk tough........