July 25, 2018

A very late announcement I know (my thesis had been absorbing my time) but I WON THE IVAN JURITZ PRIZE! This was the prize's fifth year, but it was the first year that a writer had won. So to me this feels like a particularly successful contribution as a modern lyric p...

July 24, 2018

My doctoral thesis, Robopoetics: The Robot-Lyric Voice has now been submitted for examination. Some stats: 97, 637 words; 251 pages; full printing and binding cost 30 GBP.

I expected to feel strangely bereft, but with the CHASE funding long over I'd already got very use...

June 10, 2018

It's baby's first short-list! I'm very pleased to say that my lyric sequence (provisionally 'Away my Grievance') has made it to the short list of this year's Ivan Juritz prize. A confusing but very welcome occurrence. Joining me on the list are two other UEA students A...

April 16, 2018

Jon and Kirsty at Sidekick Books have very generously accepted a proposal from Flo Reynolds and I for a new collaborative poem, the poem will feature in the latest Sidekick anthology No, Robot, No!

No, Robot, No! is 'intended as a visual and lyrical exploration of robot...

March 23, 2018

Idea for a poem: I’m interested in hopelessness. An ugly feeling if ever there was one, especially for the political left which I consider myself as belonging to. Hopelessness is not just a failure to be hopeful (and it is certainly that) it’s dangerous, it threatens e...

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