My poem Otic: a speculative study of auricular advancement is now up at Burning House Press:
aetheric that our ears cannot detect recurrent
shock is usually cumulative:
the air is full of sounds
compelled to adopt some skull to appear casually
Inspired by and featuring found text from century-old future-facing non-fiction, if you’ll allow me so many hyphens. In this poem I focused on sound, but I also plan to write pieces based around some of the other speculations I came upon at some point.
Burning House Press was the first place to accept my work for online publication and I’m thrilled to return to them alongside so many wonderful poets. With thanks to guest editor Paul Hawkins.
Read Otic on Burning House Press.
My poem dendrology is now up on formercactus.
the speaker would be taken.
It might be thought
the leaves had legs,
A found text poem written while studying linguistics, most likely when I should have been, well, studying linguistics.
With thanks to Lana and Willem of formercactus, who delightfully referred to themselves as ‘The Prickly Ones’ during our back and forth.
Read dendrology on formercactus.
I was glad to be invited back to Writers Centre Kingston to create a new collaborative performance with Olga Kolesnikova.
We originally wanted to do something messier but realised that Rose Theatre would likely be displeased with this – so if anyone is looking for collaborative performances for an event either hosted outside or perhaps over a tarp of some sort, do drop me an email.
This was the thirteenth event for WCK and the first of the academic year. As well as ourselves the evening also included: a collaboration between Susie Campbell & Lucy Furlong; the launch of Clockwork by Astra Papachristodoulou; and speakers Tina Chanter and Damian Le Bas, each responding to the theme of ‘Becoming’.
More information on the event may be found here.
My poem moonskin is now up on Burning House Press.
the videos of a thousand degree knife
isn’t meant to be dreamy though glowing makes
it sound so. […]
This also marks my first online magazine publication, and so I was even more elated to have been accepted.
With thanks to guest editor Lara Alonso Corona and of course Burning House Press.
Read moonskin on Burning House Press.
On Friday 13th April I performed a collaboration with Silje Ree at the European Camarade in Manchester. The event was held at the Anthony Burgess Centre as part of the European Poetry Festival.
The full performance is able to be watched below. If it’s permitted, I would like to advise you to pay close attention to the introduction to the piece.
I wasn’t able to attend nearly as many events as I would have liked this year, but I expect that after such strong success the event will be held again in 2019.
European Poetry Festival website