An attempt to heal & transmute whatever energies it is in my power to transform through creativity.
"You can be invited to reproduce what you do not inherit." Sara Ahmed, Living a Feminist Life. Bhanu Kapil has blogged an incredibly powerful response to this quotation, here. In her response, Bhanu suggests: 'PERHAPS YOU CAN TRY IT TOO. ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS IN TURN, ONE IN THE FORM OF POETRY AND THE OTHER IN THE … Continue reading Inheritance & Reproduction
'Winter', Vahni Capildeo: https://www.archiveofthenow.org/authors/?i=11&f=157#157 'Of Mutability', Maggie O'Sullivan: https://www.archiveofthenow.org/authors/?i=66&f=780#780 'Red Coil', Cecilia Vicuña: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiWpb3J1c8c&app=desktop
Here's a sound recording of my poem Guided Meditation: for Maggie O'Sullivan. You can read the poem on Adjacent Pineapple here. And find out more about the poem here.
I've recently had a new poem published in Adjacent Pineapple, Issue Two. It's a great looking issue with some fine poets represented, including Paul Hawkins, Jazzmine Linklater, Joey Frances, Robert Sheppard and Paula Claire. My thanks to Colin Herd for inclusion in the issue. You can read Guided Meditation: for Maggie O'Sullivan here. I'm grateful to … Continue reading Guided Meditation for Maggie O’Sullivan – poem published
Writing as re-writing, as copying. Pause, hesitation, stutter.
On 22nd June 1976, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha sat by the tomb of Tristan Tzara in Montparnasse Cemetery, Paris, listening to the rain. This gesture instigates a cut-up practice to disassemble and reassemble some of Cha's words, creating the opportunity to liberate some of her vocabulary from the poetic structures she creates in her writing … Continue reading The Ghostword Sembles Itself
[listen here > / read here >>] imagine you’re singing several north seas worth of voice light up your spine >> positive energy >> accessible only by /fracking/ shine[s] through your feet standing on the shoulders of frackfield workers’ lungs quiet breath invite these asthmas, silicosis /notice your chest/ inhale & exhale … Continue reading imagine you’re singing
Twenty-four hours in a bar with some of the finest musicians and performers I know (and I didn't even know all of them until we rocked up to start playing...)
Our recent performance of The Unfinished Dream was an opportunity to protest, express grief and solidarity, and turn to hope - on the night Donald Trump was confirmed as the President-elect of the US.