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.
It’s not always enjoyable to be out on a limb.
Part of the Literal Idioms project.
If I was a teacher, I would want a pet like this.