Most Things Move, a book of my short poems and Gretchen Jacobsen‘s illustrations is available now! I’m really excited.
You can buy a copy for £5, including UK delivery
The book is printed nicely and feels great in the hand – a lovely gift if someone likes words and pictures – and for a limited time you can buy 3 copies for £12, including UK delivery
We also decided to make prints of original A3 sized illustrations affordable at just £25 – get in touch via commenting on this post or email: email@example.com
Thanks to all of you who came down to the launch – made me very proud and was amazing to have the illustrations up – they stay on display in Kahaila Cafe (135 Brick Lane) for the whole of August.
I’m delighted to announce the launch of my latest book, Most Things Move, a book of short poems exploring things that move and things that move us, illustrated by the ever wonderful Gretchen Jacobsen and published by Simply This. Please come down for the launch event at Kahaila Cafe 135 Brick Lane (E1 6SB) on the evening of Thursday 15 August 2013. Alternatively the illustrations will be exhibiting in the cafe for the whole of August. To give you a taste of the theme, here is the preface:
With enough time, or close enough attention,
Things that seem still show signs of motion –
A previously fixed object, or a stagnant situation,
Starts to slowly loosen up under observation –
We find things less rigid than we imagine –
More fluid than we can fathom –
And as we look, there’s another shift:
We are moved by these moving things.
Gretchen’s pencil is always full of magic.
You can pre-order it for £5 GBP (including UK delivery)
For international delivery click HERE.
Special thanks go to Sarah Lowe and Ben Weldon, without whom the whole project wouldn’t have unfolded.
Sarah Silverstein is an amazing young illustrator based in Southampton. Having previously contributed to the Take It & Run project, she decided to take one of my poems as inspiration for another project she was doing – this time on the urban environment. You can see much more over at http://beginwithadotblog.tumblr.com/
The full poem below…
Two of my favourite people are getting married, and I was lucky enough to be asked to design their wedding invite.
I’m very happy to be joining in with the rather exciting Reflections on Darkness project, where all sorts of writers from around the world share their thoughts over the dark months of winter. It’s curated by Brianna Kocka, and one among many prestigious contributors is Drew Worthley, a friend and songwriter of some note whose album you should download.
It’s also worth liking the Facebook page where Brianna shares lovely quotes like this one from the almighty Mary Oliver:
“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.”
Darkness is good.
My first poetry collection is coming together lovely and should be available at the end of the year. Here is a word cloud teaser:
Things have been relatively quiet on this site but it has all been kicking off offline.
1) My first poetry collection is coming this year – it’s called Most Things Move and we are currenty in design/edit pahse. It contains reworked favourites and a good dose of new stuff.
2) I’ve been doing lots of little performances around London at Kid I Wrote Back, Sage & Time, The Old Red Lion Folk Sessions, and more. Next up is Poetry Jam @ The Tea Box on the 10th August. Check facebook event for details.
The best way to keep up with performances/news is to follow me on twitter.