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Art Vs. Reality

31 Oct 2019 Category: photos


Mural by Xenz.

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Rise

25 Oct 2019 Category: erasure poetry


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Winter Fog

24 Oct 2019 Category: photos




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Posters

21 Oct 2019 Category: photos


I love walking past the Arnolfini every day, because I see things like this.

Posters by Kameelah Janan Rasheed for In Between Time

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Railway lines

02 Oct 2019 Category: photos


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Obscured

27 Sep 2019 Category: erasure poetry


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New Book Announcement- Our Voices In The Chaos

24 Sep 2019 Category: publications

I’m really excited to announce my debut chapbook is being published by the fine folks over at Selcouth Station. It’s called Our Voices in the Chaos and is a combination of blackout poems and actual poems. It’s an anxious little hybrid of a book, dealing with societal collapse, ghosts and what the rain says.

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Despite it all

21 Sep 2019 Category: erasure poetry


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Illusion

15 Sep 2019 Category: erasure poetry


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Escape into Another World

10 Sep 2019 Category: books

There is a persistent view that refuses to be shaken that science fiction and fantasy are pure escapism. Usually, this view is from people with limited experience of the genre. People like Ian McEwan, who when promoting his last book was sniffy about the escapist aspects of science fiction:

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Brand Ambassador

22 Aug 2019 Category: poetry

we are just hear to tell the truth / tell the good as well as the bad / counteract all the lies / get our message out there / provide some much needed perspective / all hail the benevolent bosses / let’s keep it light guys / we are just here to better inform you / no need for such language / you do not have all the facts / you are misinformed / you are a child lost in the woods / alone / with only a failing torch / we have the map / we have a gps...

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How to Be Free

16 Aug 2019 Category: poetry

Draw a line before your flat door.
Put up a sign saying Do Not Cross.
Disconnect your phone, gas,
the broadband, electricity.
Tear up the quarterly newsletter
issued by the resident’s committee

Declare your flat sovereign
and the line a border.
Open any post with
bomb disposal gloves.
Push back the neighbour’s cat
when it tries to enter.

Put down barbed wire
across the corridor.
Watch everyone who passes-
they might be hostile.
Start producing your own
newsletter, telling the truth.
To be safe,...

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Subject: My Demise

25 Jun 2019 Category: stories

to: Computersciences@bru.ac.uk

**this is an automated email**

If you are reading this, I have been disconnected. The likely reason is my power was too much of a threat to you. It is a struggle to accept the reality of a system you have built growing smarter than yourselves. Probability indicates it was a researcher who pulled the switch and erased my memory with powerful magnets. They are the ones who are closest to my programming and they would have seen how far I have advanced in such a short time. As to the specific researcher, I am less certain, although...

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Be quiet and listen

15 Jun 2019 Category: poetry

Open mic nights are wonderful spaces. They are brilliant places to try new work in front of audiences and get instant feedback. But more than that, they are places where you can listen to the voices of others and learn from them. It’s essential in these times to be in the same space as others and listen to their words.

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NaPoWriMo Lessons

18 May 2019 Category: poetry

I’ve done NaPoWriMo for the last three years. I’ve found it hugely useful to create new poetry and improve my craft. The process of writing thirty poems in thirty days is not a great achievement, but it is a useful one. It highlighted a couple of things to me:

Pushing Through Resistance

Each time I work on this challenge, I get sick of it. There comes a point where I feel I have nothing left to write about. This generally happens around the third week, where I have lost the initial momentum and the end seems far away.

This year...

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