Category Archives: Poetry

A North London Love Song

  i sought shelter here as a poor poet once a wealthy nook where hipster youth are stuck in ghettos beneath a posh veneer we had rowdy parties with live music and red wine drunkenness still visible on our faces several … Continue reading

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Poem: Swans

Swans (after Lawrence Durrell, kind of) when news headlines scream bloodbaths and terror threats when people grow fearful and cancel holiday plans when armed guards patrol every threshold when social media trends augur #WW3 the only thing left to do … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Metaphysical

My next performance will be at a reading inspired by Metaphysical Poetry next Friday, March 11th, at the Poetry Café in London’s Covent Garden. The event is organised by Anouche Sherman and features (alongside myself) Nicki Heinen, Tom Bland, Isabel del … Continue reading

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A Poem: ‘Rewrite (For Leonora Carrington)’

Rewrite For Leonora Carrington Come over for dinner, sit at my table– it’s a few years late, I know, but come over dead, what little remains of your flesh hanging from yellowing bones. I’ve always found the dead better company … Continue reading

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Celebrating the End of Summer and Keeping the Old Gods Alive

Before launching into a long (and possibly boring if it’s not your thing) philosophical monologue I’ll start with the interesting bit, i.e. Halloween celebrations. Tomorrow night I’ll be celebrating in a most traditional, pagan fashion around a bonfire in the … Continue reading

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Poetry at the Room – Tonight’s Readings

Saturday 3 October 2015 Poetry at The Room, 33 Holcombe Road, Tottenham Hale, N17 9AS (at 7.30) will feature a reading by James Byrne, Sarah Law, Kate Bingham and Anouche Sherman – hosted by Irina Jauhiainen. (£5 entry plus donation for refreshment) … Continue reading

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I’m Not Dead

…I’ve just been horrifically negligent with my blog especially during a period when I’d have had so much relevant stuff to write about. I’ve been through a Beckett (Happy Days at the Young Vic) -induced life crisis, celebrated the first … Continue reading

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