I'm one of the headline readers at Lit Up on Thursday 21st May, a poetry night with a difference: encouraging performers to read a mix of their own work and poems by poets they love and admire. Join us online and grab one of the open mic slots too.
Also, I'm thrilled to announce that Fevers Of The Mind has invited me to become a regular contributor, one of their "wolfpack". Many thanks to editor David O'Nan for the invitation.
Here's the first entry, three short extracts from my new book, All This Light In Which To See The Dead: Pandemic Journals 2020-21. Look out for more each month over the next year.
Many thanks to RTÉ Lyric FM for having me on their Poetry File segment this past weekend, in association with Poetry Ireland. I read my poem "While You're Free" and talked a bit about the piece, regarding illness and the expectations of working life. Big thanks also to Eithne Hand for inviting me to take part. A second poem will featured in the segment on June 4th.
Want some strange art stuff in your life?
You can download two e-pamphlets of artwork (paintings, doodles, drawings, ink sketches), Many Headed and Cartoon Truffle, from Gumroad, for free/pay-what-you-want.
In 2021, I decided to take a break (mostly) from submitting poems, and concentrate on a few book projects, as well as other areas of my life. January 2022 has already made up for that self-imposed lull, with six poems in four publications:
Poetry Super Highway: The Astonished Backseat of '86
Class Collective: Daguerrotype
Fevers of the Mind: So You Want To Earn Some Self Respect?
Word City Lit: Lost Stranger / Consensual / A Purpose For Ice
Also, on the sounds front, there is a new DARDIS release coming from Attenuation Circuit, as part of their newly-launched THING series. This will be a four-way split album: four artists, one track each of approx. 12 minutes. This should be out late-February / early March, more details soon...
[Additionally, I'm giving a quick shout out to Listiller for its useful directory of writing gigs, cheers!]
Been a while since I last posted, so here's a quick round up of news...
I'm reading as part of Fly on the Wall Press's Summer Festival, on Saturday 3rd July, online via Zoom. Loads of great authors from morning to evening, a day long extravaganza of eclectic expositions! I'll be on from 5.05-5.25pm.